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Workers Strike at Closing Tyson Plant


On today's show, Van Buren Tyson Foods employees went on strike for a week this past month, claiming the company is mishandling their severance and citing poor working conditions. Plus, what will change for Medicaid recipients when the COVID-19 pandemic-health emergency ends in May. Also, live music events, a new episode of "The R Word" and more.

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Anna Pope is KUAF's growth impact reporter and a Report for America corps member
Paul Gatling is the editor of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.
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