Roby Brock

Ozarks at Large contributor

Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics covers business and political news happening in Arkansas.

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Washington Regional Medical Center has partnered with Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank to open its first human milk depot in Northwest Arkansas. Plus, research done by two University of Arkansas professors proposes a way to reduce the use of child labor in the global cocoa industry. And, we take a look at a new report from the Arkansas Justice Collective that alleges Fayetteville law officials are not complying with a 2008 city ordinance that has to do with marijuana offenses.

Courtesy / University of Arkansas

Mervin Jebaraj, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, speaks with Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics. Their conversation touches on student debt, medical debt and more.  

John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discusses escalating tension between the United States and Iran. It is part of his weekly conversation with Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics.

This month, the Fayetteville City Council voted to explore the feasibility of regulating plastic bags, polystyrene containers and plastic straws. Plus, a discussion of the speculations surrounding a Sarah Huckabee Sanders gubernatorial run as the White House press secretary returns to Arkansas. And, the Prairie Grove Public Library kicks off its latest summer reading program at its new space in a former Walmart Express.

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As Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaves her White House post as press secretary, John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Roby Brock, with Talk Business and Politics, consider if she may run for office in her native Arkansas.