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Check here for the latest information from the Democratic Party of Arkansas. Everything from our Weekly Radio Address to special news reports to interviews will be available in this stream.

Check here for the latest information from the Democratic Party of Arkansas. Everything from our Weekly Radio Address to special news reports to interviews will be available in this stream.
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Check here for the latest information from the Democratic Party of Arkansas. Everything from our Weekly Radio Address to special news reports to interviews will be available in this stream.

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501-3742361


Episodes

DACA, Nurses, & The Good News in the Arkansas Legislature

4/5/2019
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I’m Michael John Gray, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas It’s getting close to that time of year where people are heading to graduations, then heading toward their futures. Some of them have, or at least think they have, a pretty clear idea of what lays ahead, and what they want their life to become. Some of them, and some of us, know that life’s paths aren’t always so easy to see, or so easy to follow. But imagine for a moment, that you followed all the right steps. You went...

Duration:00:02:15

Food, Dignity & SNAP

3/29/2019
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I’m Michael John Gray, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. Arkansans spend a lot of time in conversation, we all do it whether it be in the grocery store, in the coffee shop, or on the bleachers at a football game and we talk about what we’d do different and what we’re not happy with in the world. A lot of times we complain about things we see locally. Like being in line at a grocery store and seeing someone buy things that aren’t necessarily healthy, and people using food stamps...

Duration:00:03:50

Former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln: The Rise of Women in Congress

3/21/2019
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Blanche Lincoln holds the distinction of becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate. She entered the upper chamber after two terms in the U.S. House. Lincoln rose to be chair of the powerful Senate Agriculture committee. Take a listen to a conversation with Sen. Lincoln, who was the keynote speaker at the annual Jimmie Lou Fisher - Lottie Shackelford Dinner in Little Rock.

Duration:00:20:57

The Arkansas Flag & The Confederate Star

3/20/2019
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I grew up in east Arkansas, out in the Delta. And for me, just like just about anybody whose family goes back any amount of time in Arkansas, we are descendants of people who fought in the Confederacy. Our state flag has a special commemoration, designating the blue star at the top of the white diamond for the state’s time in the Confederacy. That was put there in the 1920’s. It wasn’t by accident, it happened at the height of KKK influence in this state. Our children see that star, some...

Duration:00:05:09

Valuing Work & The Minimum Wage

3/15/2019
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Arkansans work hard, and we don’t ask for much. It’s just not in our nature to be asking for handouts, or to take them. But we don’t mind giving someone a hand up. We expect for each one of us to earn his or her keep. That’s a good thing. It’s good we know the value of hard work. It’s good we know that we all need to be responsible, and able to provide for ourselves and our families. But sometimes, and we’ve seen in this in Arkansas more than many states, people just don’t get the pay that...

Duration:00:03:46

Making Pre-K a Priority

3/1/2019
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We do have some public pre-K programs in many parts of the state now. But all too often there simply isn’t enough room to let every child in. And that’s not okay. It’s a problem when there isn’t enough room in our public school programs to let all of Arkansas’s children in pre-K. That’s not a problem fixed in the classroom or a problem fixed in a district. That’s a problem fixed in Little Rock, at the state Capitol. About 10 years ago Arkansas took a big step, under Democratic Governor...

Duration:00:03:54

Highways Are A Rural Lifeline

2/20/2019
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When you’re talking about the very roads that let us take our crops to market, that take our children to school, and that take our loved ones to the nearest hospital, you’re talking about more than just concrete and cement. You’re talking about livelihoods, and quality of life. I’m a farmer, I’m a father, I need these roads just like you do. It’s one of the reasons I think this state will come together on a funding solution. A good road affects all of us, no matter our job or status in...

Duration:00:04:07