Mandy Keener

On this week’s podcast: Austin and Benji review the latest news from the LRSD (including job cuts and a big raise for Central High Principal Nancy Rousseau); Debra Hale-Shelton fills us in on the Supreme Court’s order allowing lawyers to carry guns in courthouses; and, Dave Ramsey discusses a little-known new law requiring schools to teach a pro-adoption, anti-abortion message

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Stories discussed this week:

Central High principal’s salary adjustment to close a gender pay gap up for approval Thursday
https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2024/05/15/central-high-principals-salary-adjustment-to-close-a-gender-pay-gap-up-for-approval-thursday

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Glitch sends out contract renewals to all LRSD employees, even the ones losing their jobs
https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2024/05/15/glitch-sends-out-contract-renewals-to-all-lrsd-employees-even-the-ones-losing-their-jobs

LRSD outlines $15 million in budget cuts, employee non-renewals
https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2024/05/16/lrsd-outlines-15-million-in-budget-cuts-employee-non-renewals

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Public schools must teach pro-adoption, anti-abortion lesson by end of school year, per new state law:
https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2024/05/14/public-schools-must-teach-pro-adoption-anti-abortion-lesson-by-end-of-school-year-per-new-state-law

Judge asks the guns-in-courthouses questions the Arkansas Supreme Court chose to ignore
https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2024/05/08/judge-chip-welch-asks-the-gun-questions-the-ones-the-arkansas-supreme-court-chose-to-ignore

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Arkansas Supreme Court goes loco after judge refers to its gun ruling as ‘LOCO’
https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2024/05/14/arkansas-supreme-court-goes-loco-after-judge-refers-to-its-gun-ruling-as-loco

Endorsements:

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The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781627798556/thehundredyearswaronpalestine

The Beinart Notebook
https://peterbeinart.substack.com/

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Arkansas Times Film Series screens ‘Late Spring’ (1949) Tuesday night
https://arktimes.com/rock-candy/2024/05/16/arkansas-times-film-series-screens-late-spring-1949-tuesday-night

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