Mandy Keener

Our podcast logo gets an update this week, courtesy of the Arkansas Times‘ superstar art director, Mandy Keener. We were long overdue for a change, but the silhouettes of Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar will remain forever stenciled upon our hearts.

Also: We’re trying out a new embedded player from Buzzsprout, rather than the Soundcloud player we’ve used up until now. Please let us know in the comments (or email me) if it presents any issues.



In this week’s episode: Benji Hardy and Austin Bailey give a rundown on the status of various ballot initiatives seeking Attorney General Tim Griffin’s approval, former governor Asa Hutchinson’s chances in the Iowa caucuses, and the Board of Corrections’ decision to fire prisons chief Joe Profiri.


Among the stories referenced this week:

Amendment to expand medical marijuana program filed with AG

Arkansas AG’s ‘so sue me’ attitude worked: FOIA defenders plan to sue


With Iowa caucus approaching, Asa Hutchinson barely registers with voters

Board of Corrections holds the line, preserves separation of powers


Update: Board of Corrections fires Sarah Sanders’ hand-picked prison chief

Be a part of something bigger

As a reader of the Arkansas Times, you know we’re dedicated to bringing you tough, determined, and feisty journalism that holds the powerful accountable. For 50 years, we've been fighting the good fight in Little Rock and beyond – with your support, we can do even more. By becoming a subscriber or donating as little as $1 to our efforts, you'll not only have access to all of our articles, but you'll also be helping us hire more writers to expand our coverage and continue to bring important stories to light. With over 63,000 Facebook followers, 58,000 Twitter followers, 35,000 Arkansas blog followers, and 70,000 daily email blasts, it's clear that our readers value our great journalism. Join us in the fight for truth.

Previous article From the Vault: Alan Leveritt’s first day on the job Next article Saturday open line