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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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.

John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks with Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, about the World War II generation and what we can learn from them.

John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, says there is a problem with deciding if an Arkansas legislator is guilty of an ethical violation. He tells Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, the rules don't seem consistent.

Walmart has released a new global responsibility progress report, which details a variety of environmental goals. Plus, John Brummett and Roby Brock discuss comments made by Arkansas U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton during appearances on national television programs. And information on where you can see a live fire demonstration put on by a local fire department.

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton is up for reelection in 2020 and over the weekend, he made a couple of appearances on national television programs. John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and Roby Brock with Talk Business and Politics analyze the Arkansas senator's remarks in their weekly conversation.  

This week's conversation between John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Roby Brock, with Talk Business and Politics, covers plenty of ground. They discuss President Trump, the eventual Democratic nominee and the Mount Rushmore of Arkansas music.

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On November 20, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will celebrate the birth of the Arkansas Gazette, the oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi River. This week, Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics talks with Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett about some of the history of the Gazette.

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