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Courtesy / Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, and John Brummett, political columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discuss the writing legacy of the late Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Paul Greenberg and whether legislation some are calling a hate crimes bill can actually be considered a hate crimes bill.

In his weekly conversation with Roby Brock, of Talk Business and Politics, John Brummett, a political columnist with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, considers recent Arkansas legislation regarding guns and what it says about the current state of politics.

This week, Roby Brock, with Talk Business and Politics, and John Brummett, a political columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discuss the legislator-approved extension of the pandemic emergency for another 60 days and the new candidates entering races in the 2022 elections.

Arkansas lawmakers have extended the length of this year's Legislative Session from Apr. 9 to Apr. 30. That's the topic of this week's discussion between Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics and John Brummett, a political columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The two also talk about Gov. Asa Hutchinson's appearances on national TV in the last few weeks.

This week, Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, and John Brummett, a political columnist with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discuss the conservative leanings of the Arkansas General Assembly and how Arkansas is faring when it comes to vaccinations.

Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, asks John Brummett, political columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, about COVID-19 relief legislation in Washington, D.C. and about Gov. Asa Hutchinson's reactions to certain bills passed by the Arkansas Legislature.

John Brummett, political columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, speaks with Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, about Gov. Asa Hutchinson's changes to the state's public health directives and whether they could mean an end to the public health emergency.

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Last week, a high-profile state senator left the GOP citing the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol as his reason for becoming an Independent. Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, asks John Brummett, political columnist with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, what, if anything, this means for the Republican Party in Arkansas.

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U.S. Congressman French Hill doesn't like the nearly two-trillion dollar relief plan supported by the Biden administration. The Republican from Arkansas's 2nd District talks with Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, about the plan.

The Arkansas Legislature's first 30 days of the session are done. Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, asked state Rep. Reginald Murdoch, D-Marianna, about the last few weeks and about proposed legislation focused on education, Black history and the 1619 Project.

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