The September/October 2015 magazine edition of Talk Business & Politics is out and will be hitting mailboxes over the Labor Day weekend. You can access the online copy here, which is full of great reads.
Our cover story looks at efforts to restore the First Ladies Gowns’ Exhibit at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. It’s a worthy mission taken on by First Lady Susan Hutchinson and former First Ladies Gay White, Betty Tucker, Ginger Beebe and others. TB&P took advantage of getting to spend time with some of the First Ladies to learn more about the power of their position and the important causes they championed while they were occupants of the Governor’s Mansion.
In the aftermath of the 2014 election that pretty much painted Arkansas red, political analyst and observer John Brummett asks, “Where have all the liberals gone?” The answer, as he explains in-depth: Little Rock and Fayetteville.
With the arrival of football season and autumn on the way, we turned veteran writer Rex Nelson loose to take a look at the big business of college football. He gives readers a peek inside the programs at Arkansas, Arkansas State and UCA while also checking in on the sport’s return to Lyon College.
Steve Brawner goes one-on-one with Dr. Charisse Childers, director of the state Department of Career Education, as she and the agency she leads strive to better align Arkansas’ workforce development efforts with the needs of employers. Wes Brown looks at the upcoming fall energy forecast and how it may translate to lower gas prices for consumers.
We also profile Chef Shuttle and Red Five Security, and six business leaders weigh in on work-life balance in our Sixth Sense feature. As always, you’ll also find excellent regional stories, perceptive commentaries and outstanding industry coverage.