NWA Business Journal

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This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes part of a conversation between Governor Asa Hutchinson and Roby Brock about the governor's plans to support Republican candidates across the country in the 2022 election cycle.

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On this week's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we hear from Ray Hanley, the president and CEO of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, about the high rate of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Arkansas and what can be done to encourage more people to get vaccinated, especially as the reluctance was escalated by the federal government’s recommendation this week to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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The Arkansas Community Foundation, a statewide nonprofit, is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Roby Brock, of Talk Business and Politics, speaks with President and CEO Heather Larkin on this week's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes a survey of business conducted by the Arkansas legislature since January. Rex Nelson, a senior editor and columnist at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, provides perspective.

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In this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Roby Brock speaks with Dr. Chad Rodgers, chief medical officer for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, who reflects on the broad impact of the pandemic during the last year.

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As Americans await their latest stimulus checks from the federal government under President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan, Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discusses the economic impact of the legislation with Mervin Jebaraj, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas. That interview and other news are included in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

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Increased efforts to get more Arkansans protected from COVID-19 include a campaign called Vaccinate the Natural State. Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, speaks with two Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield executive in this week's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

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Black Apple Cider, based out of downtown Springdale, will be available outside of Arkansas for the first time later this month. That story is included in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report with Paul Gatling.

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This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes a salute to one of Arkansas' largest health providers, Baptist Health, news from Tyson Foods and more.

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On today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Roby Brock speaks with Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin about his decision to run for Arkansas attorney general instead of the governorship. Griffin made the announcement earlier this month after Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she'd be joining the race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, which also includes current Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

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