Ashlie Atkinson — Little Rock native, Hendrix College graduate and award-winning television, film and theatre actor — caught up with Arkansas Times entertainment editor Stephanie Smittle last week.

Listen in for Atkinson’s takes on majorette boots, the government shutdown and why her character in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” is the worst.

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Special thanks to Mike Poe and to the “TC and Me: A Little Rock-umentary” project for making this interview possible.