Jim Hendren

Our introduction to the show today includes Jim Hendren's decision to not seek reelection...an updated request for people to get vaccinated ahead of Thanksgiving...and an announced Garth Brooks concert for Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Courtesy / Common Ground

Over half a million Arkansans don't have access to broadband internet. Senator Jim Hendren is the founder of Common Ground, whose mission is to promote good ideas that make Arkansas a better state, regardless of party affiliation.

Courtesy / Arkansas Senate

This morning, Arkansas Sen. Jim Hendren, R-Gravette, announced he has decided to switch political parties from Republican to Independent and has formed an organization called Common Ground Arkansas aimed at working in a bipartisan fashion. In a video statement, he said his tipping point were the pro-Trump riots and insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.