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

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In today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics speaks with Mervin Jebaraj, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, about the state's economy, which he says has faired better than expected during the pandemic.

John Brummett, political writer with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks with Roby Brock from our partner Talk Business and Politics about justice, protests and the president's response to it all.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we take a look at the issues surrounding the state's rollout of both the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Arkansas Ready for Business programs. And, we speak with the organizers of Special Olympics Arkansas as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary. 

Dr. Nate Smith, Arkansas's Secretary of Health, is familiar to regular viewers of the daily coronavirus response briefings from Little Rock. He recently sat down with Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, to discuss the pandemic, the potential for a vaccine and the possibility of students returning to school in the fall.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we speak with the emergency chiefs in Washington County about how they and their teams are faring and responding during the pandemic. And, we find out why smaller Arkansas cities and rural communities will likely take a harder economic hit from the outbreak than larger metro areas.

This week John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discuss the possible future of easing restrictions in Arkansas and weigh in on the daily White House coronavirus briefings.

John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks with Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, about a possible easing of pandemic-related restrictions in Arkansas and the mostly-completed fiscal session of the Arkansas legislature.

Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, and John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discuss how public officials are doing in their efforts to communicate with the public during the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Roby Brock speaks with Dr.Jennifer Dilliha of the Arkansas Department of Health and Dr. Chad Rodgers with the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care about what we know about COVID-19 and the efforts being made to slow the spread of it.

The chancellor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock is launching a process of "rentrenchment" to reposition the school to adapt to current economic realities. She talked with Roby Brock for this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

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