Paul Gatling

Contributing Reporter

Contributing reporter from Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and Talk Politics.

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On today's show, the fourth day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we find out about a new certificate program from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture that aims to train a new generation of farmers. Plus, we speak with a ranger for the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's Forestry Division about what it was like to assist on the largest wildfire in California history. And, we hear from former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who discusses her new book with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former White House press secretary under President Trump, has a new book titled Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House. She discusses the memoir with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics in today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

On today's show, we have a look at a future park in Bentonville that will be the new home of the Confederate monument that stood on the downtown square up until earlier this month. Plus, we preview a lecture that examines the ways food impacts us beyond its taste. And, we explore the meaning of revolution with Lia Uribe in this week's Sound Perimeter.

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Elevate Growth Partners is a Texas-based firm with a goal of changing commercial real estate using technology. Kenny Tomlin, the co-founder and CEO, who has deep ties to Northwest Arkansas, discusses that plan with Paul Gatling in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

On today's show, we head to Springdale where the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese has opened a new pantry that stocks foods Pacific Islanders prefer and need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, we discuss the evolution of what it means to be a conservative with a professor at the University of Arkansas ahead of his lecture on the subject next week. And, we find out what the state's tourism and hospitality industries will need to survive the pandemic.

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In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling and Roby Brock check in with Mervin Jebaraj, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, who says the tourism and hospitality industries will need a greater and more targeted stimulus to survive the pandemic.

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The pandemic has changed the lives of consumers and business owners alike and with that new normal has come a new way of marketing goods and services. On today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we discuss those changes with Kristi Dannelley, the president of Magna IV, an Arkansas-based print and marketing company, which is one of the largest printers in the mid-south.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we explain what's contributing to the difference between the COVID-19 death toll figures reported by county coroners and those reported by the Arkansas Department of Health. And, we find out how Arts Live Theatre is adapting to the realities of holding performances during a pandemic.

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The demand for consumer goods during the COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges for truck drivers and logistics operators like Chicago-based RJW Logistics. In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with Greg Forbis, who is head of the RJW Logistics office in Northwest Arkansas.

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On today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we hear from Gretchen Hall, the president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says operating during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the business challenge of her lifetime.

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