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Roby Brock is the Editor-in-Chief and Host of Talk Business & Politics.

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State Senator Bob Ballinger of Berryville has proposed changes to some aspects of the state's minimum wage law, approved by voters in November. Roby Brock, with our content partner Talk Business and Politics, speaks with political writer John Brummett, about the chances of the proposal's success, and about the ongoing federal government shutdown, which stretches into its fourth week.

As the Arkansas General Assembly gets underway for this year's regular session, we look back at some of the scandals involving state legislators that came to light in 2018. Roby Brock, with our content partner Talk Business and Politics, speaks with political writer John Brummett about the latest developments and what might be next.

On today's show, a new local mentorship program is seeking veterans to help fellow veterans make their way through veterans treatment court. Plus, John Brummett and Roby Brock look back at the big political stories of 2018. And our Millitant Grammarian is back to help us with some odd pluralizations.

Political writer John Brummett talks with Roby Brock, from Talk Business and Politics, about the top political stories of 2018, including a scandal involving a number of state legislators.

On today's show, we hear from new Fort Smith mayor George McGill, who was sworn into office Friday as the city's first African American mayor. Plus, state highway officials celebrate completion of an expansion to a major northwest Arkansas highway. And Wesley Brown, from Talk Business and Politics, reviews some big business stories from 2018, and offers a few guesses about what might be big stories for the coming year.

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