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State Plant Board Holds Tight To Dicamba Ban Despite Lawmakers' Appeal For Changes

The Arkansas Plant Board has doubled down on its plan to ban Dicamba, the agricultural weed killer. The vote Wednesday was a slight rebuke of state Rep. Bill Sample (R-Hot Springs) and colleagues on a legislative subcommittee that last month asked the board to reconsider the ban, specifically the April 15 cutoff date for spraying Monsanto’s controversial herbicide. In November, the board proposed a ban on the use of Dicamba. Close to 1,000 Arkansas farmers filed formal complaints because the...

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Arkansas-Native Sister Rosetta Tharpe Among 2018 Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees

Hear KUARs report on Sister Rosetta Tharpe to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a pioneering gospel singer and guitar player from Arkansas, will be among the 2018 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was born in the Woodruff County town of Cotton Plant in 1915 and achieved fame in the 1930s. Tharpewas among six acts announced Wednesday for next year's induction ceremony and will be honored in the category Early Influences. Stephen Koch, host...

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'He Lost His Mind,' Trump Says After Bannon Reportedly Slammed Russian Meeting

Updated at 2:15 a.m. ET Thursday Steve Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, once called a now-famous meeting among Donald Trump Jr., campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and a group of Russians "treasonous," according to accounts of an upcoming book. Responding to the story, the White House issued a statement from Trump stating, "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."...

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Jonesboro, AR – Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against incumbent U-S Senator Blanche Lincoln. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Halter paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against incumbent U-S Senator Blanche Lincoln. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Halter paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discusses the Arkansas primary election, her own campaign, financial reform, and FEMA, in her monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discusses the Arkansas primary election, her own campaign, financial reform, and FEMA, in her monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Arkansas 1st District Congressman Marion Berry talks about voter turnout in the upcoming election, financial reform, immigration, and the FEMA flood maps in his monthly talk with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Arkansas 1st District Congressman Marion Berry talks about voter turnout in the upcoming election, financial reform, immigration, and the FEMA flood maps in his monthly talk with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln discusses financial reform, the Gulf oil spill and more in a live phone interview with KASU's Mark Smith.

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor discussed Wall Street reform, Homeland Security and other issues in his monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith on May 6, 2010. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor discussed Wall Street reform, Homeland Security and other issues in his monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith on May 6, 2010. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congressman Marion Berry held his monthly talk with KASU's Mark Smith on April 22nd. This is Part 2 of that discussion....

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Arkansas Plant Board to consider changes to dicamba regulations

The Arkansas State Plant Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday (Jan. 3) in Little Rock to discuss potential regulation changes for the use of the herbicide dicamba during the 2018 growing season. ASPB had proposed to ban the controversial weed killer for the season, but the Arkansas Legislative Council’s Administrative Rules and Regulations Subcommittee decided Dec. 12 to hold the rule change to allow ASPB to possibly modify it before a final decision is rendered. The Subcommittee asked...

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