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Fresh update on "arkansas" discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

02:08 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "arkansas" discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"I love amazing experiment. Amazing experiment two being that high on the original dude. That is ridiculous because I remember walking out of that movie and like that was almost I couldn't imagine Amazing Spider-Man tea being right to that high and somehow somehow kind of funny finds a way. And so go back, listen to the rewatch if you want justice. And I'm sure throughout the whole rewatch will get justice because I plan to be on that and I'll give my honest opinions about Amazing Spider-Man two. But for now, let me remind you that the third episode of the Arkansas premieres this Monday at two 30 p.m. Pacific time. And it's all about why Arkham origins feels like it was left behind by WB and why it nails the origin story of Batman. Danielle that bear is that nailed it, dude. Hell yeah. Talk about, you know, like the elements of that game of like why I kind of got left behind and forgotten, not just by WB, but also like the, I feel like when people in general to talk about the legacy of Batman Arkham, origins, kind of gets thrown under the rug there. We're going to talk about those elements, but also what makes that game truly special, which I think is the story, which at the time of release for the Arkham series when origins came out. I think it I think it did have the best told story in this series. There you go. We'll look out for that video that's coming Monday. And of course, that's aberrant roger corny joint. And that is on the this is something I did not plan for. I planned for the Arkham City ten year release. Monday is the 8 year anniversary of Batman Arkansas. That's a fun little thing. That is awesome. Thank you to our Patreon producers, pranky, and blackjack. Today everybody to you by canva and butcher box, but we'll tell you about that later. For now, let's begin with what is and for everyone will be. The roper report. It's time for some news. We have. 6 stories today. Up again. This doesn't a huge news day for you. Let's start with story number one. GTA trilogy definitive addition looks incredible. I'm pulling from Cameron faulkner at the verge. And as I'm reading bear's gonna pull up the actual gameplay trailers for the GTA trilogy featuring Vice City GTA three in San Andreas..

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Bo Nix leads Auburn to 38-23 upset of No. 17 Arkansas

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 6 d ago

Bo Nix leads Auburn to 38-23 upset of No. 17 Arkansas

"Both extroverted hundred ninety two yards and accounted for three touchdowns in Auburn's thirty eight twenty three win at number seventeen Arkansas next completed passes to ten different receivers going twenty one of twenty six with an interception he had a twenty three yard scoring run with less than three minutes left to secure the win the Tigers took a third quarter lead would dare call sacked and stripped Arkansas's cagey Jefferson in the end zone with Marcus Harris pouncing on it for a touchdown Jefferson with twenty one of thirty five for two hundred twenty eight yards and two touchdowns for the Razorbacks who have dropped three straight since a surprising foreign start put them in the top ten I'm Dave Ferrie

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'Let's Go Brandon!' Chant Becomes a National Sensation

The Dan Bongino Show

00:36 sec | Last week

'Let's Go Brandon!' Chant Becomes a National Sensation

"Let's go Brandon Chan Brandon's very popular this weekend Again breaking out all over the country Here's one Jim Cuban Let's go Brandon shares breaking out of the Arkansas miss game speaking about college football check this out Did you see Brandon's popularities growing Around the country as let's go Brandon goes global I'm hearing there a chance now around the world of let's go Brandon you're not in on the joke just put it in the search engine You'll figure it out

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No. 17 Mississippi holds on to beat No. 13 Arkansas 52-51

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | Last week

No. 17 Mississippi holds on to beat No. 13 Arkansas 52-51

"Matt corral threw a sixty eight yard touchdown pass to Braylon Sanders with sixty seven seconds remaining before seventeenth ranked Mississippi hung on for a wild fifty two fifty one win over number thirteen Arkansas the Razorbacks scored a TD as time expired as Warren Thompson hauled in a nine yard pass from K. J. Jefferson they went for two points and an outright win but Jefferson was under pressure as he overthrew trail on Burke's corral threw for two touchdowns ran for two more Jefferson accounted for sixty days three through the air the teams combined for fourteen touchdowns and nearly thirteen hundred yards of offense I'm Dave Ferrie

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No. 15 Coastal Carolina beats Arkansas State 52-20

AP News Radio

00:29 sec | 2 weeks ago

No. 15 Coastal Carolina beats Arkansas State 52-20

"Number fifteen coastal Carolina had no trouble extending its winning streak to eleven games Grayson McCall threw a school record ninety nine yard touchdown pass on his first attempt before the **** to clears completed a fifty two twenty dismantling of Arkansas state McCall completed eighteen of twenty three passes for a career high three hundred sixty four yards and four touchdowns without an interception as a likely also had a big night set career highs with eight receptions two hundred thirty two yards and four touchdowns on the ferry

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Two White Arkansas News Anchors Suspended for Wearing Afro Wigs on Air

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:46 min | 2 weeks ago

Two White Arkansas News Anchors Suspended for Wearing Afro Wigs on Air

"Tv news anchors suspended for wearing afro wigs on air and listen to this to celebrate temperatures dipping into the seventies after a week. Long arkansas's k. a. tv news anchor. Chris may and meteorologist berry brand wore big like afro style. Wakes they were celebrating the seventies. Well the little rock station quickly suspended. The two anchors and fired their boss after the broadcasters wore these hairpieces during evening weather report during the segment which was dubbed returned to the seventies get it seventies afros. Leisure suits big curly hair. They put these wigs on the news anchor even posted a picture of him on twitter channel. Seven's got the little channel seven logo right there on his lapel pin with his big curly wig. If you buy a computer right now or your by your smartphone. Go to mike on. Tv at mike online dot com. You'll see the picture of k. A. tv anchor chris. May i don't know if that's the anchorman. Or the meteorologist berry brent. Both of them suspended indefinitely. The news anchor. I mean the news director fired. Because african american activist doctor a nica whitfield heard about the stunt the return to the seventy s and fired off a complaint to w atv

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College Football Is a Red State Phenomenon

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:50 min | 2 weeks ago

College Football Is a Red State Phenomenon

"Morning glory america or high candidate hugh hewitt on tuesday. October fifth lied inside the beltway. Having good morning to you. I have a lot of the news for the rundown. But i have to tell you what i thought. Last night bet. I was listening to the college. Football enquirer which is a podcast recommended by duglery. So i thought. I'd listened to doug and his colleagues nathan and stephen do buckeye talk. Which is the best single program. Podcast in america covering the ohio state buckeyes. Doug recommended college. Football inquires listening to it in somewhere along the way in the course of that it occurred to me when they were going down the ap top twenty five college. Football is actually a red state deal. And i'm going to ask you about why one eight hundred five zero one two three four alabama number one red state georgia number two red state iowa number three red state penn state number four the red part of purple state cincinnati number five red state oklahoma number six red state ohio state number seven red state oregon number eight a blue state and falling michigan number. Nine that's the blue part of herbal state number ten. Byu is red number. Eleven michigan state is the red part of a purple state twelve oklahoma state. He's read arkansas. Thirteen is read. Notre dame at fourteen is in a red state coastal carolina's in a red state. Kentucky jenner red state at sixteen sippy at seventeen into the red state auburn eighteen red stayed in one thousand nineteen wake force in red state. Florida red-state number twenty twenty went texas red state twenty two arizona purple twenty-three north carolina state rad twenty four. Smu read twenty-five the only pure blue state san diego state at number twenty five so college. Football is now a red state phenomenon.

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"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

I am Northwest Arkansas

08:27 min | 2 weeks ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"Do it and there's days i don't depending on how i feel like yeah and i and i can see that double that you're talking about because if you're driving down crossover and the jones centers on your right so if you're going towards fate bill onto sixty five you can see that double. That's right there on that side of the pump track and it's really cool. I mean it's. I would encourage anybody to get down to springdale and just go over and park at the jones center and just walk in there and take a look at the pump track. I mean you've got helicopter laid out there. Midst got a bunch of stuff. And there's i know when we first had that original world we had a world event at that location in the weather was horrendous. It was really really bad that day that we had it but everybody that came in people came from all over to participate in the feedback was tremendous. So it's exciting so all the all the good stuff that's happening there. There's a whole a transformation taking place at the jones center. So i mean that's kind of par for the course here. North west arkansas. You're not quite used to that yet. But we are constantly iterating and improving upon things. So i'm really excited for what is to common. You'll probably find that in the next two to three years. There'll be several other pump tracks around in some of these different cities between fayetteville. And in bentonville that you guys will really benefit from not. It'll be wonderful who are definitely benefitting from what we have around us now. And we're we're glad to be here in arkansas. Yeah so are you guys developing any new models. I mean what i mean is there. I mean in terms of what you can share. What what can people expect from you guys in the future we have are currently we have a one twenty trail bike and a one twenty slope style. Buy in while there. We haven't produced but we're not in production on a more still trialing them working through some prototype problems that we had with one of them and those are solved now getting the hours on them to ensure that we have longevity and that we can offer our lifetime guarantees. We as we hope to. Yeah so all your bags come with a lifetime guarantee on our frame fixture and then a one year bumper to bumper on on all of our supporting component trees. Okay so like it might take your bikes out. And i break the frame gonna replace it. Basically we're going to have you send it back into us and we're going to analyze it and if it was dude are workmanship than yeah. We're going to work out a deal with the end. Gone a new frame if it's something that was due to your youth or due to the way that the bike was abused or not taking care of than we may offer a crash replacement discount for you. But that's gonna come down to per case and we'd ask that you go to your original supplier. I where he bought the bike and talk to them and have them reach out to us and we'll work with them to get back to you on how we're going to manage that situation okay. And speaking of original supplier. How many outlets are selling your bikes right now. We currently have six distributors across the nation. Okay we have one in pensacola florida. We have to in washington one in redding california and then the to here in bentonville and went over and russell. Okay bill russellville. Yeah okay cool so you guys are getting some expansion. Then yeah yeah. We got quite a few of our most of the satellites outside of the state or folks that we've been then in partners with another business ventures in the past shore and understand who and what we're about and they're totally stoked to have our brand on their showroom and be pushing our products okay cool and are you guys going to be hiring anytime soon. Are you hiring right now. We're currently were were very small staff of three In house and we currently don't have a need increase but has our demand increases. We will be staffing up and his our plan over the next five years to bring on a full fledged welding team. My currently do most of that work myself. Anita hand that off so going forward where that'll be the first position that we feel is a fulltime welder. And i'll be advertising for that through visit bentonville. I'm gonna ask for some help there to have bentonville help. Roll that out so be going through the community and through the trade schools to onboard that individual. Well yeah and i and i would imagine with. I mean there's there's just so many people here y- you might talk to the right person. And they're like oh. I know somebody or my son just completed this and he might be open to doing that. So i think finding those types of individuals here is easier than you think it as long as you. Can you know connect with people and build and develop those relationships because you'd be surprised who knows whom and always call. I know we always talk about six degrees of separation in in the world but here in north west arkansas. It's like three degrees. If i if you know me then. I know somebody that knows somebody that might be the answer to whatever you're looking for you know what i'm saying and so there's something nice about that and i'm always talking to people even outside of the area about what that looks like here in north west arkansas. So we're certainly glad you're here and we're certainly hoping in wishing for nothing but success for you and alien bikes will. We're definitely glad to be here in all the support we've received so far even in in our own ventures as we've reached out to different industry players to help us with our product. Everybody's been nothing but but helpful and honest and forthright and we appreciate the community here and we're glad to be part of it. Okay cool well. Yeah if you guys see a dude. Walk riding around with a wide brim Snap back Gray hat that says. Hey on it without with a logo. That looks like it's almost wings. That's probably michael salata. And he's probably ripping up a portrayal somewhere and shredded something. So that's great but michael. Thank you so much for coming on the. I am northwest arkansas. Podcast last question for you since you've been here you've been here short time. Have you gravitated towards any new places to eat or anything. That's really caught your fancy since you've been here. I gotta say. I product the pacific northwest. I'd heard a chicken and waffles. My whole life and never had until i had a good friend visit. And he's like. Hey we gotta go have some chicken and waffles and i gotta say those savory waffles or the best thing i've ever put to my mouth. Oh that's cool we're now where have you been going to get chicken waffles. I can't even recall. Did the look up in the drive. And i just hopped in with him and he said i found him or head and okay cool. That's cool wire. We'll have to get the name of one of your spots. I know that slim's and we just had tom boardman. On one of the founders of slim chicken they do a chicken and waffles. That's actually pretty good. And i know i grew up going to roscoe's chicken and waffles out in la. That's my spot but yeah no it. Certainly. there's some good places here to get chicken and waffles. So you know most certainly absolutely on my top ten list now all right. We'll good good. I'm glad to hear that. Well michael thank you so much for coming on the. Im northwest arkansas. Podcast we really appreciate it and we certainly look forward to hearing more about how. Helen bikes is growing in. How you have Will embrace and become a part of this bike culture that we have here in north west arkansas because it is it is kind of special and i think the opportunities for anybody whether you're a bike designer whether you're by creator whether you just like to ride bikes north west. Arkansas kind of has a little something for everyone in that area. Would you agree. I would totally agree. Okay no one is left out when they come to visit and or northwest arkansas. Now absolutely absolutely so good. We'll we'll thank you so much for coming on and we really appreciate it anytime. Have a great day. Thank you there. You have it folks. Another episode of. I am a north west. Arkansas was so great to have michael on from helen bikes indefinitely. Check them out and hope by the way. What is the website. Ww dot helen bikes. That's plural llc dot com. Okay so it's an h. e. l. l. i. o. n. bikes bi k. e. s. llc dot com. Please check out their website. And if you do drop them a line or anything make sure you let them know that you heard about them and you heard about michael i on the i am. Northwest arkansas podcast. So we'll certainly appreciate that but that's all we have for this week as always you can catch our shows wherever great podcast can be found. Stitcher soundcloud spotify apple. Podcast google amazon. It doesn't matter. And as i've always said you can just say to alexa. Hey alexa play. The latest episode of. I am northwest arkansas. And she'll oblige you. And i was looking to see if my alexa started to acknowledge that. But maybe she's not plugged in but anyway that's all good. Thanks so much for listening to this episode. Remember our podcast comes out every monday rain or shine and has always each week. We have a new story about somebody else doing something amazing here in north west. Arkansas like michael lozada with helen bikes. I'm.

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White scores 3 TDs, No. 2 Georgia dominates No. 8 Hogs 37-0

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 weeks ago

White scores 3 TDs, No. 2 Georgia dominates No. 8 Hogs 37-0

"Number two Georgia used a suffocating defense in dominating ground game to overwhelm number eight Arkansas thirty seven nothing Stetson Bennett replacing injured JT Daniels and one seven eleven for seventy two yards and Georgia gained two hundred seventy three yards on the ground we knew the office line is running backs new water savers new Titans knew that their their job this week was to run the ball and that's what we did the dog statue twenty one nothing first quarter lead behind two rushing touchdowns on a blocked punt recovered for a touchdown on their way to a twenty four nothing halftime lead Georgia stingy defense punished Arkansas holding the Razorbacks to eight first downs and hundred fifty six total yards I'm Jim Hart

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As COVID-19 crush eases, Kemp urges more to seek vaccines

AP News Radio

00:59 sec | 3 weeks ago

As COVID-19 crush eases, Kemp urges more to seek vaccines

"The nation's governors are still grappling with the spread of the delta variant and handing out varying messages on Kobe it nineteen vaccinations the Republican governor of Georgia Bryan campus says he opposes a federal push that mandates vaccines for workers but he is urging residents of his state to get a covert shot camp says yes new cases are down but he's concerned about a fifth surge coming this winter in Connecticut democratic governor Ned Lamont has put the National Guard on standby to serve as replacements for thousands of state workers if they don't meet Monday's deadline for mandatory cope with vaccinations Tennessee's Republican governor bill leak is extending his order that allows parents to opt their kids out of school mask mandates while the Arkansas Supreme Court is blocking that state from imposing that type of band I'm Jackie Quinn

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Tom Cotton Puts Spotlight on Biden Nominee

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:35 min | 3 weeks ago

Tom Cotton Puts Spotlight on Biden Nominee

"Back america. I'm hugh hewitt joined by the united states. Senator tom cotton from the state of arkansas arkansas than the top ten for the first time in my memory. Good morning senator. Congratulations on the razorbacks rides morning. Dear thank you. It's nice for you to be able to congratulate the razorbacks as opposed. Well celebrate the buckeyes victory at once in a while. We'll get there. Hey what's going on massachusetts this morning Hugh you're aware of this phenomenon. That i call the soros prosecutors george soros and other. Left-wing activists have helped elect radical pro criminal prosecutors across the country. Like larry crasner in philadelphia. Chase 'em bodine in san francisco. Another one is rachel. Rawlins in suffolk county. Raker rollins has now been nominated by joe biden to be the us attorney for massachusetts. This is a woman who was rule who has ruled an entire category of crimes as presumptively off limits for prosecution in less her Assistant da's seek higher supervisor approval and hugh. These are not crimes like jaywalking. I'm talking about breaking and entering malicious destruction of property roy trafficking drug trafficking including and. It's not surprising that over the last nearly three years took office that murder and crime has spiked in boston

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Woo Pig Sooie! No. 16 Hogs end long skid to No. 7 Texas A&M

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 weeks ago

Woo Pig Sooie! No. 16 Hogs end long skid to No. 7 Texas A&M

"K. J. Jefferson threw two first half touchdown passes at sixteenth ranked Arkansas jumped out to a seventeen nothing first half lead and remained undefeated by upsetting seventh ranked Texas a and M. twenty to ten Jefferson down trailing Burkes for an eighty yard touchdown to make it ten nothing and added to the lead with a forty eight yard touchdown pass to AJ green trail in Berks caught six passes for a hundred and sixty seven yards for Arkansas who outgained Texas a and M. for forty three to two seventy two I think a speller accounted for the Aggies only touchdown of the game I'm out of school lane

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Gov. DeSantis Sidesteps Biden, Announces Florida Will Purchase Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Doses Directly

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:21 min | Last month

Gov. DeSantis Sidesteps Biden, Announces Florida Will Purchase Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Doses Directly

"Last week. We highlighted how joe biden decided to try and prevents the distribution of monoclonal. Antibodies going to florida. Joe biden basically said that he wants florida's senior citizens to die. And you're on your own even if you're vaccinated. Even though half the people the monoclonal antibody treatment centers were vaccinated. Joe biden wanted nothing to actually help people in florida so a republican a press. Release writing republican and. We have plenty of those. Like the governor of arkansas who smirks on television and says oh yeah. Joe biden has called the back they would just allow the order from joe biden to throughout the federal government doesn't want monoclonal antibodies. I'll write a letter. What does ron descent to stu. Rhonda santa's calls up the manufacturer of the monoclonal antibody treatment center. I'm going to buy from you directly. I don't care what the federal government says. We are going to get the monoclonal. Antibodies for our people. I don't if i'm breaking the law from the federal government. I don't care. My people need the monoclonal. Antibodies that was rhonda santa's willing to defy federal statute to actually give his people what they need. That's called courage. Prudence creativity and

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Texas doctor says he defied state's near-total abortion ban

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | Last month

Texas doctor says he defied state's near-total abortion ban

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a Texas doctor who says he defied the state's near total abortion ban is being sued a San Antonio doctor who defied the new Texas restrictions on abortion providers has been sued by two people in the first test of the legality of the near total ban on the procedure former attorneys in Arkansas and Illinois have filed lawsuits against the doctor Allen braid in a weekend Washington post opinion column breed became the first Texas abortion provider to publicly reveal he violated the law that took effect September first the Texas law prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity which is usually around six weeks while the law forbids prosecutors from taking criminal action it allows private citizens to sue the providers and claim at least ten thousand dollars in damages if successful hi Mike Rossio

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Why Won't GOP Leaders Condemn Gen. Milley?

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:52 min | Last month

Why Won't GOP Leaders Condemn Gen. Milley?

"Where is lindsey graham. Where is john kent. Where are these republican leaders who ought to be full-throated condemnation of gener- general milley. Here's the here's the tucker clip in context people with oversight seemed to be on his side this morning. Tom cotton. The republican senator from arkansas came on fox and friends to talk about mark milley. Here's part of that conversation. This book raises some serious concerns. That some of the allegations seem somewhat farfetched to me. But general secretary austin are going to be testifying in front of congress and just a few days and we'll address these concerns. Don't wanna jump conclusions yet. I know he will address it and will ensure that he addresses it but this is one of those claims. Obviously that seems a little farfetched idea that in american military general is going to warn adversary if an attack is coming as you say when donald trump was never even thinking about a military attack against china. The whole thing is pretty far fetched. We don't want to jump to conclusions yet. Really what conclusions at the time. That interview took place this morning in an already been. Conclusively establish that mark milley was pushing open. Racism on the united states military that he had bragged to fellow officers about resisting. The american president quote with guns and that he had told military officials that he not. The president controlled our country's nuclear arsenal. So much more evidence. Do you need exactly. And why does no one in washington consider this a crisis. The leadership of the pentagon some of them anyway consta- through the united states seems right to me. And frankly from where. I sit senator cotton and senator graham's milk toast response to. This crisis is pretty

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Biden Court Pick Says Brett Kavanaugh Is ‘Morally Bankrupt’

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:50 min | Last month

Biden Court Pick Says Brett Kavanaugh Is ‘Morally Bankrupt’

"Welcome back america. I'm hugh hewitt. Thank you for joining me. On this thursday morning senator. Tom cotton from arkansas. Is my guest. Good morning senator. Thank you for joining me. Good morning to you. It's good to be on with you as always. I've got a lot of things to covering begin. Perhaps counter intuitively with your on the senate judiciary committee. I played part of your questioning of the nominee jennifer sung the night circuit. I would not vote to confirm anyone who signs such a letter. Will you know of course not huge. Jennifer song is a far left lawyer who signed a letter the day after brett cabinet. I was nominated. I think she called him intellectually and morally bankrupt and predicted that people will die if he's confirmed Look i'm saying disagreeing with kavanagh's rulings. When he was a judge now justice. I disagreed with the here and there as well Disagreed much. every justice's rulings here and there. So i'm a lot more than others. Obviously but i'm not aware why you probably morally bankrupt and it is sung obviously couldn't predict the person or the person who has died in the last three years we vertibrak break capping off to the court. I gotta say no. That's just the tip of the iceberg. The by the ministration has nominated dozens. Maybe hundreds of people whose twitter feed. Show them to be totally unhinged. I i mean they really went off the deep end in the trump or some people that i genuinely respected from the obama era. Maybe i didn't agree with them all the time. But i thought especially in the world of national security. They were responsible sensible sober-minded professionals even if we had our disagreements here and there about say how to confront isis or What our policy iraq was. And then you look at me. Twitter speeds. When i come back in front of us to be confirmed this time around. And they sound like crazy people ranting in the

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Reality TV Star Sentenced for Ponzi Scheme, PPP Fraud

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last month

Reality TV Star Sentenced for Ponzi Scheme, PPP Fraud

"A former cast member on a reality TV show is going to prison on the TV show love and hip hop he went by the name Arkansas mole his real name is Maurice fain and soon he'll be known just as a number as a federal judge in Atlanta has sentenced fifteen to more than seventeen years in prison for conspiracy and wire fraud related to a Ponzi scheme authorities say he put in a bogus loan application for the paycheck protection program which was set up to help businesses keep employees on payroll during the pandemic authorities say instead of using the funds to keep his business going he paid off his own debts and funded an extravagant lifestyle including blowing five million dollars at a casino I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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Alabama Once Again Claims Top Spot in Latest AP Top 25

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

00:25 sec | Last month

Alabama Once Again Claims Top Spot in Latest AP Top 25

"Oregon in iowa enter top five eight people ranked fourth and fifth in the latest poll. Both schools had road wins over top ten opponents this past week alabama main number one. Of course georgia state at number two. N- oklahoma rose to number three. Arkansas was rewarded for its home. Opening win over the texans over texas with its first appearance in the. Ap top twenty five in five years coming in at number twenty.

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How Republican Governors Are Responding to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

NPR News Now

01:03 min | Last month

How Republican Governors Are Responding to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

"President biden's vaccine mandates for larger businesses and federal workers. Continue to face pushback from republican governors. Arkansas governor is hutchinson tells. nbc's meet the press. A federal mandate in. His state will backfire. We're all together in trying to get an increased level of vaccination out in the population. The problem is that. I'm trying to overcome resistance. But the president's actions in a mandate hardens the resistance but npr's mara liasson says. The white house sees the same. Republican states have long had mandates for other vaccines and current vaccine resistance is already dug in. We've seen in poll after poll. That like so many other things in this country and in our politics cova vaccines have been totally politicized the difference between those willing to get vaccinated and those who aren't as partisan and you can see it. On the maps of the counties counties won by president trump have lower vaccination rates than counties won by biden.

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"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

I am Northwest Arkansas

25:46 min | Last month

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"I mean this is like the sun subtlest infomerrcial friends karate studio but it has been life changing that kids that were very you know just kind of like inward focused and not really not really outgoing. Just changed by being able to kind of find their inner strength through martial arts and he does a great job of it. I've seen videos of some of his students breaking boards with their hands with their feet going to competitions. And really just as we like to say wrecking shop and shot out to michael felix in into all the great work that he's doing here in northwest arkansas with adults but primarily with children really changing their trajectory and just changing their attitudes about things that were very proud of him though. Absolutely absolutely and you have two other kids and spencer down charlotte charlotte and charlotte's at the u. of a. and spencer. i. I've i've got a chance to know those guys even spencer watch arcades a couple of times and so you know we've had a chance to kind of meld our families together and your beautiful. I've shantelle and my wife. Nicola are very good friend. I really good friends. You know they they hang and they model together. They do all kinds of stuff together. They have found some simpatico in terms of cool stuff to do. Yes most arkansas. A good fit for sure it has been it has been so so continue on in terms of you talked about kind of finding your lane if you will. How did you end up with Becoming joining the board of sonar. So i was on a advisor. Council for crystal bridges was called arden fusion so the thought process around that was finding activities in coordinating events for young professionals people from twenty one to forty years old to do outside of work where they were for walmart. J. b. hunt tyson or any of the suppliers or where they on their own business helping them connect to the community and a good friend of mine. Julian brown and i served on that in our organization together and then she was vice chair persona so she asked me if i would join the board there and kind of capitalize on some of the ones we had at crystal bridges and as far as expanding our outreach to a younger audience and as well as getting sony into spaces that we haven't typically gone to a m- around north west arkansas right. Yeah no and. I think that's great and you guys have done a great job. You invited nicole. And i to an event i think it was like the first sonal event Since the pandemic started that they had the walmart center and it was nice. I mean we were socially distanced and spaced out but it was so nice to be in an audience and listen to music exactly. I mean it was great. It was fabulous was nice so that was where we announced our madden season. So we'll continue to have our masterworks programs at the walton arts center but we also have more programming outside of traditional venues of looking forward to this upcoming season for what a conductor paul hossan and rally. Nicholson having a more executive director in store for us. Yeah no it's i think it's great in and then you're you're also on. I think is still on the board of single parent scholarship fund which has changed. Its name yes so we are On the board for the single scholarship fund in northwest arkansas so we combined with the bitten county organization so it's one organization that serves madison carroll washington and bitten counties. Shout out to tyler clark yet. Will you engine use me too. And then i had him on this podcast and we did an episode early on about the single parents cowshed on and he told some amazing stories about some of the families whose lives have been changed because of this program for sure. Yeah so we help students who are within two hundred twenty five percent of the poverty level. I'm go to college and we give them a twenty five hundred dollars scholarship each semester. For those who are ten either a two year four year degree program as well as we support people who are in involved in trade school so everything from welding computer programming bike repairs coming up as well as cosmetology and programs like that as well and the healthcare industry so we have a lot of avenues to help me. People move from a poverty to prosperity when thing that we love about seeing within organization is how our recipients over time become donors and advocates for the program and we have great alumni association on. Were pass recipients help mentor current recipients and help them along their path yet. I mean. I think the program is is highly integrated. I mean tyler. And his team do a great job at. They're they are really all in and what they're trying to do now that they've kind of combined forces i mean that's it's the sky is the limit for those guys. Yeah so definitely gonna have a big impact on north west arkansas for the future. Yeah absolutely absolutely so now. you have. You've actually had a chance to experience number of the different companies. I mean you you said you work. You worked with tyson wing now. Did you also work at walmart. So yeah was with walmart for five years and then i moved over to sam's club okay. Three years ago. And it's part of the same organization so so so talk about that just your experience coming to north west arkansas and working and we talk about the big three. All the time and the big three is tyson j. b. hunt in walmart. You know three fortune. Fifty companies with walmart being the biggest the biggest employer in the united states. I'm one of the largest companies in the world and rightfully so their thumbprint is on north west. Arkansas you know a lot of ways. Yeah we're talk about just your overall experience coming here and being affiliated with those different oriented organizations and what. It's like because i know a lot of people from the outside when i tell them i mentioned bentonville or are mentioned. North west arkansas. They say oh walmart. And i like yeah walmart but it does so much more to it. What was what has your experience been like when you think about these companies and what they represent here in this area so they definitely give back to the area number one not only from an economic standpoint but from a philanthropic standpoint. There's a lot of passion for their customer and investment in their associates or team members that they call it tyson they both are very competitive but also focused on being agile and nimble and adapting for the time. So you've seen tyson experiment with a meatless proteins. And for a while they were involved in some renewable energy sources and then you seem walmart or relapse five to ten years expanded footprint in the digital space sure taking advantage of technology. I think that's what's key. Both companies have a founders mentality. But you also see them adapt for the time so that they are able to last for generations to come And continue to to Press yom elope against the competition. Yeah and there's some be competition. They are mayor especially walmart yet. Gins with a and ns within. That's that's amazon for those of you. That did figure it out. So but i gotta say that the more that i learned about walmart in what its potential capability. What it's capabilities are what its potential is. I wasn't so much sure that amazon would just have. It's way i think walmart is kind of figured things out. And they've moved forward and they keep bringing in new people and great talent. And so what would you say to people that are really thinking about coming here to work specifically at walmart but but also at at sam's or j. b. hunt or tyson. What would your advice be to them before they step foot into the state i in terms of learning more about what this place has like sure. I would definitely encourage them to do their research. Know failure in the top five cities to live with the university. And all of its arts. The way i describe arkansas or north west arkansas. People who don't live here randy is. It's kind of like a suburb without a city. So you have the events cultural events. You have good schools. You have recreational activities for your children. You have a relatively low crime rate and a lot of prosperity jobs and growth. But you don't have the hustle and bustle for the most part that comes with the city. So traffic is definitely improved here. Over the last five years with the expansion of i forty nine. So it's a it's a great place to live. We plan on calling it home for years to come and scrape place to raise a family but if you whatever your interests are you're going to be able to find it within north west arkansas short. Great restaurants Monoculture activities. I'm as i mentioned a couple of times before and then you might surprise yourself and find that. There's things to do here that you'd never knew would be interested in so you think about the bike trails or kayaking or things along those lines that you might find out that this is something you have a passion for and not only do. We have great restaurants. But if you're into libations there's lots of microbreweries and a here northward circle. There's a little bit for everybody and what you can't find here With the direct flights to a lot of major airports everywhere from new york to la to miami dc chicago dallas. You can get to what you wanna do relatively quickly and then when then a five hour drive of here there's so much history especially when you look at the events of the last year and a lot of people going on an a journey reeducate themselves about other parts of american history and wine to know understand more about the civil rights journey. So you've got little rock which is only two hours two and a half hours from here and you have the the little rock nine museum. And you've got up the road. In tulsa you have the greenwood arts district and our the tulsa race massacre happened. So there's a lot of street exact by wall street so there's a lot of history within three and a half hours from here that you would not maybe be able to get to as easily if you lived on the coast. Yeah and he's even just up the road up in missouri. There's even the site for the george washington carver museum and i think it as his childhood home. Yes childhood home. But there's a lot of lot of history and information that so. Yeah i mean you've got joplin when when you think of music in so i mean there you yeah you in. You're scratching the surface. I like to tell people in northwest arkansas. Wow you know getting out of a you know since the pandemic is decreased the number of flights but that will go back in time but the nice thing about being a northwest arkansas's. You're three hours from kansas city. Good barbecue up there. Five hours from saint louis good barbecue hair. Four and a half hours. I just did the strive to memphis great barbecue memphis less than three little rock less than five just a little under fire under five to dallas. So you can get three two. Okay caesar you can get you know you're not you know not too far away. That was the one thing. I had a concern about for those of you that are. Nba fans like man. We're going to miss out on mba. But but no. We've made a couple of trips down. Okay seen to see the thunder play. And it's actually it's a great facility. Great fan base down there and Gotten a chance to see some some good team come into town. So there's you know there's that in you've got the be okay center and tulsa and and then of course all the stuff that you have right here in our own backyard. We've got the amp we've got this brand new. What's the golf course program. That's right there off top golf off his right there next to the app and you got some outstanding people i think i i think i've seen them. Dave matthews band has been there. Twenty one pilots. Jimmy buffett coming hit. Bowl's coming seasonable. Yeah i mean there's just a little bit of everything right here in north west arkansas. So speaking of our music and arts and you've exposed me to a lot. I i mean i grew up going to the museum. I mean i grew up right outside of new york city. So you mean the moma was not. There's nothing for me to go there on the weekend on saturday or the guggenheim. Yeah and that was it but you know one of the things that i have enjoyed here. Immensely has been crystal bridges. And you'd like you said you've had a lot of involvement with them and you brought me to a lot of events we've seen some great people speak bear to bryan stevenson ryan stevenson. We saw the piano coupole. They're not couple. But there may the piano anderson in a row anderson row. They were there and they were fabulous. I actually that happened like right before the pen over those happened. Like right before a democ- south and i've been back one time since the pandemic but he acts it's just nice. I mean crystal. Bridges is is a kind of special place it is what they've done and the one family now walton had done. There is just amazing. I remember my son. Spencer was writing a report about crystal bridges. I think he was like an third or fourth grade now. So what are you talking about. And then we went to it opening weekend. A few years later runs totally blown away with what they had to offer. And and the level of works that were on display there and then they continue to update in an invest in the arts Not only visual arts erm visuals but we seen Jason moran his wife alicia hall moran to an amazing talent. i think they've had cheech marin. Come and speak so not only with the artists but they've had some Amazing guest speakers that have come crystal bridges absolutely ear and what was that Black artists that was The tightest kofar. No the other guy he came there. We actually met him we. We saw him speak but then he had his exhibit there with the afro pilkin Hank willis thomas lewis tom. Yes yeah he's doing some great work in in brooklyn right now and just a piece. That was commissioned by the city. I think for that area there but yeah he's an outstanding artists but we we have so many original works of art for sure there at crystal bridges. And i'm just like ads. It's kind of nice. Yeah rosie the riveter and you kinda go people just when you tell them all this like not north west arkansas. And i'm like yeah rob. No i think i got See jeff koons speak with my friend. Wendy jean bennett. And he's the one that did the gold heart shaped balloon therein the eleven restaurants so these are world renown artists We're lucky and and Bust have here north arkansas absolutely and it's only gonna get better. I think it. It really is and i mean you look at the arts when you look at the the museums and and just there's a little bit of everything to do and then all the activities that are going on now you and i ride a live on the trail and it's just nothing to just jump on a trail somewhere and go right out. Twenty twenty five miles. And you know you're never get on a road now you don't have to worry about getting hit except for some of those intersex. Where if you don't yell clear it. If you don't wait for the light invite could run into a problem but you know it is quite safe in and there's many so many trails to ride both ashphalt trails as well as gravel and off road mountain biking. You can't does. there's just so much your yeah absolutely. So what what is your what are you. What are you bullish about in the on the future of north west arkansas. So i i think you're gonna see Continued shift to being tech hub. An incubator for other businesses. I think that You'll also see an an increase investment in Biking and cycling and then i'm excited about the arts corridor. That's coming to fatal. yeah you know. Hopefully in the next ten or fifteen years where you have a large arena for concerts. That'd be nice. I know going malefic are gonna see john legend in tulsa which is only ninety minutes away in september. But it'd be nice to not have to make that drive right but Yeah i think it's going to be a continued focus on business whether it be tekere or retail and then the hartson than outdoor activities. Yeah so i mean. We didn't even mention the northeast. Arkansas natural the myrlie baseball team here. Yeah can't forget them. And you know i do wanna give a shout out in in the only reason why i'm bringing this up is because it you know i've talked about it before but i wanna give a shout out to the good folks at the children's hospital that's right here. Some renew hostile. That hospital did not exist. When i moved here in two thousand fourteen. But it's here now and My youngest son had a pretty bad bike accident the other day the day before we recorded this episode and I was really concerned. I thought he broke his leg. We ended up over at the emergency room children's hospital and they were just absolutely fabulous. They really were. I mean granted. We're in the midst of a pandemic right now. In healthcare workers are overworked. They arm at a high level. And and you know that personally but but it's just I gotta give a shout out to the children's hospital here in north west arkansas. Prior to this being built the closest children's hospital would have been little wrong and so it's something that we actually have a children's hospital here and then with some of the recent announcement that alice walton has made about the plans to to more opportunities for for learning in the medical field arena. That will you know we're gonna have a much more robust community of medical practitioners in the next five ten to fifteen years in this area and so you know there are good things happening here because that was a that was another concern. We moved here from boston. I mean it's like come on you know tops. The tops cities with great healthcare. And that's you don't think about it till you need it and we're straight up healthy but things happen and it's nothing like a bike to bring it to the emergency room and caused you to say. Oh my gosh my know my child or am i gonna be okay and so yeah i just just a shout out to those guys and for people listening to this aren't from year and i've talked to you in the past and others that are thinking about coming here. We have the infrastructure. And if we don't have it it's in the work that's the easiest i mean. That's the way that i can describe it. It's definitely in the work young. So you know my wife. And i joke all the time about a couple of retailers that we would just lament. We wish were here. No arkansas. But they're not far away and on top of all that we pretty much can get most of what we need and even even seafood stuff like that you come out on the west coast. East coast seafood. There's some good seafood places here where you can order stuff and get it the next day. I would be remiss if i didn't mention my One of my peers. Dan by food for sam's club. He does a really good job. Give them a try. Listen trust me. The sam's club no joke. The sam's club seafood section is to be reckon they've got some great stuff and the sushi People don't realize that sam's club sushi now they didn't do sushi before but those folks cut that sushi in it looked so fresh and it's good. Yeah so definitely recommend most do all. The sam's half that. I think we had that an about two thirds of her clothes. Okay yeah so. I would assume that. All the sams in north west arkansas would have they do. Yeah okay yeah ness the other thing too if you're coming here recognized that like walmart and sam's specifically they test out all the stuff that they're gonna do and roll out and other places. They do a lot of that testing ear. So you get you get first crack at it. You get the first experience. Like i had never heard of neighborhood walmart and before i came here i was like what is that and it was like you. Come here and it's like it's a little walmart right in your neighborhood. Like i have when i was there last night and it's convenient and it got a little bit of everything so you know i should get them to sponsor this no seriously though it's good stuff. There's a lot of good things whereas yeah we'd love to hear a like i said we've Been here seventeen years in its home. No pressure on my kids for grandkids in the future. But hopefully we'll be here for for quite a while and there's definitely a lot to deal like i said there's something for everybody and there's there's not pretending for connect with what you're familiar with and also an opportunity explore new things. Yeah absolutely i love and so we can end on that. But before i let you end i do wanna put you on the spot if i had to put a gun to your head and i said you could only take me to one restaurant. I know it's hard. Because i know you know a number of people that have restaurants. Aaron you go to a lot of different places. I do by Gimme your top three three so top three restaurants so i'm going to pizza so that account as one so giraldi for all the all of you from the northeast who complain about not being able to find good pizza here northward circle. Try giraldi down in downtown. Feb office center street also would stone and then My neighborhood spot as tim's pizza and then for can't go wrong with rights barbecue mitchum barbecue a couple of times on stores a great shout. What join right and his team are doing. Yeah they either got two locations. They have a location. That's right up on the trail in bentonville So yeah no. And they're barbecue sauces on point. Yeah my brother requested from texas. I mean to send him barbecues who carries their barbecue sauce walmart. And sam's anthony aso. Yeah we bought the pack and then pursue for special occasions. We'll go to atlas restaurant or heirloom heirloom shift. Jason paul That's another of amazing chef here in in atlas work going to have those guys on the pot elliott. Yeah we're gonna have a chef hunt on the podcast very soon so can't wait to share that. Yeah so those are my kinda go. To's yeah we will certainly share that with everybody on the show notes and make sure they know about those in. I don't know if heirloom is open yet. I think it might be. But i know for sure that atlas has open and they're doing They they obviously are doing reserve seating but There's a little bit of everything here to choose from. If you had to twist my arm at one place that i would say i i really is. One of my go-to spots now has leverett loud. Okay yeah. I love leverett lounge Shutout the hannah withers and her family and all the good folks at work there and all the good people that are in the service industry here in north west arkansas. They really know how to take care folks so yeah and we have a multitude of food trucks. You come from you come from a big city. Oh you fake. All every big city has a lot. You know food truck parks here and there. We've just got we've got food. Trucks littered all over north west architecture and the yacht club in fayetteville. All the way up to a great little food trucks spot that. I just found off the airport exit up there in. It's kind of like rogers. Johnson and then even bentonville course a street market and they even have food trucks there so slow but everything exactly. Yeah a little bit of everything. So 'cause there's a lot of people that are from different places here so the restaurant industries found a way to connect with all of them. So yeah for sure for sure will anthony man. This has been a pleasure. This is more like this is just us having a conversation but i told you one day i was gonna get you on this podcast and finally i did so i appreciate you. Coming on the podcast. Thanks for being a great friend. And thanks for all of your advice and for willie your willingness to open up your electronic rolodex right because when i say rolodex some people like what is a roller. Yeah now like an age myself. Now but Opening up your phone and connecting with so many great people here north west arkansas. That i've had on the podcast. And i will have on the future. No we definitely appreciate what you're doing. Randy. i can tell you that abuse the podcast for a to share with people who were new to the area people that we've tried to recruit to the area for them to get a feel what northwest arkansas is about a size what they can find a neat digital internet so they wanted to listen to your podcast. And we've helped you've been a great resource for us and in recruiting and as well as helping people feel connected to the community. Because that's one reason on thing that i've i've noticed her. North west arkansas is getting people connected to the community helping them find significant other helps them stay in northwest arkansas and So that's like what you're doing here and keep it up. And i'm just glad to be in honored to be here on the program with you so thank you so much. Thank you so much. Well there you have it folks. Anthony sunlen and Just a good friend of mine a good friend of the podcast and just wanted to have him on and have him tell his superhero origin story. Which was a great wine. And so i hope you liked that output. Some contact information as well as the anthony's linked in profile so you can check him out online and reach out to him if you if you just want to thank him for being on the podcast. That's another episode of the. I am north arkansas. Podcast to learn more about us or to read or download the show notes from today's episode visit. I am northwest. Arkansas dot com. 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"Stay closer to tyson and and also fade bill and when back then when you look at the diversity numbers on on the internet. It was the difference between one percent and three percent. And you know we had that concern with how. How's michael going to adjust north west arkansas. Come in from columbus georgia and where we think we moved. Here is sophomore year and when we left her when he graduated. I think in two thousand seven he was elected prom. King of the diversity challenges were not too much of a challenge for him got magnetic personality so so that was a win for the family. Oh my god yeah. And and and his name is michael felix. And i want to give a shot to his karate studio northwest. Arkansas martial arts academy over on crossover in mission right yes. I kids actually went there and we first moved here next. I think that might have been before we knew you guys that they went in and took He offers a great program there. I have several friends that have their children in their in their and it has been a life changing. I mean this is like the sun subtlest infomerrcial friends karate studio but it has been life changing that kids that were very you know just kind of like inward focused and not really not really outgoing. Just changed by being able to kind of find their inner strength through martial arts and he does a great job of it. I've seen videos of some of his students breaking boards with their hands with their feet going to competitions. And really just as we like to say wrecking shop and shot out to michael felix in into all the great work that he's doing here in northwest arkansas with adults but primarily with children really changing their trajectory and just changing their attitudes about things that were very proud of him though. Absolutely absolutely and you have two other kids and spencer down charlotte charlotte and charlotte's at the u. of a. and spencer. i. I've i've got a chance to know those guys even spencer watch arcades a couple of times and so you know we've had a chance to kind of meld our families together and your beautiful. I've shantelle and my wife. Nicola are very good friend. I really good friends. You know they they hang and they model together. They do all kinds of stuff together. They have found some simpatico in terms of cool stuff to do. Yes most arkansas. A good fit for sure it has been it has been so so continue on in terms of you talked about kind of finding your lane if you will. How did you end up with Becoming joining the board of sonar. So i was on a advisor. Council for crystal bridges was called arden fusion so the thought process around that was finding activities in coordinating events for young professionals people from twenty one to forty years old to do outside of work where they were for walmart. J. b. hunt tyson or any of the suppliers or where they on their own business helping them connect to the community and a good friend of mine. Julian brown and i served on that in our organization together and then she was vice chair persona so she asked me if i would join the board there and kind of capitalize on some of the ones we had at crystal bridges and as far as expanding our outreach to a younger audience and as well as getting sony into spaces that we haven't typically gone to a m- around north west arkansas right. Yeah no and. I think that's great and you guys have done a great job. You invited nicole. And i to an event i think it was like the first sonal event Since the pandemic started that they had the walmart center and it was nice. I mean we were socially distanced and spaced out but it was so nice to be in an audience and listen to music exactly. I mean it was great. It was fabulous was nice so that was where we announced our madden season. So we'll continue to have our masterworks programs at the walton arts center but we also have more programming outside of traditional venues of looking forward to this upcoming season for what a conductor paul hossan and rally. Nicholson having a more executive director in store for us. Yeah no it's i think it's great in and then you're you're also on. I think is still on the board of single parent scholarship fund which has changed. Its name yes so we are On the board for the single scholarship fund in northwest arkansas so we combined with the bitten county organization so it's one organization that serves madison carroll washington and bitten counties. Shout out to tyler clark yet. Will you engine use me too. And then i had him on this podcast and we did an episode early on about the single parents cowshed on and he told some amazing stories about some of the families whose lives have been changed because of this program for sure. Yeah so we help students who are within two hundred twenty five percent of the poverty level. I'm go to college and we give them a twenty five hundred dollars scholarship each semester. For those who are ten either a two year four year degree program as well as we support people who are in involved in trade school so everything from welding computer programming bike repairs coming up as well as cosmetology and programs like that as well and the healthcare industry so we have a lot of avenues to help me. People move from a poverty to prosperity when thing that we love about seeing within organization is how our recipients over time become donors and advocates for the program and we have great alumni association on. Were pass recipients help mentor current recipients and help them along their path yet. I mean. I think the program is is highly integrated. I mean tyler. And his team do a great job at. They're they are really all in and what they're trying to do now that they've kind of combined forces i mean that's it's the sky is the limit for those guys. Yeah so definitely gonna have a big impact on north west arkansas for the future. Yeah absolutely absolutely so now. you have. You've actually had a chance to experience number of the different companies. I mean you you said you work. You worked with tyson wing now. Did you also work at walmart. So yeah was with walmart for five years and then i moved over to sam's club okay. Three years ago. And it's part of the same organization so so so talk about that just your experience coming to north west arkansas and working and we talk about the big three. All the time and the big three is tyson j. b. hunt in walmart. You know three fortune. Fifty companies with walmart being the biggest the biggest employer in the united states. I'm one of the largest companies in the world and rightfully so their thumbprint is on north west. Arkansas you know a lot of ways. Yeah we're talk about just your overall experience coming here and being affiliated with those different oriented organizations and what. It's like because i know a lot of people from the outside when i tell them i mentioned bentonville or are mentioned. North west arkansas. They say oh walmart. And i like yeah walmart but it does so much more to it. What was what has your experience been like when you think about these companies and what they represent here in this area so they definitely give back to the area number one not only from an economic standpoint but from a philanthropic standpoint. There's a lot of passion for their customer and investment in their associates or team members that they call it tyson they both are very competitive but also focused on being agile and nimble and adapting for the time. So you've seen tyson experiment with a meatless proteins. And for a while they were involved in some renewable energy sources and then you seem walmart or relapse five to ten years expanded footprint in the digital space sure taking advantage of technology. I think that's what's key. Both companies have a founders mentality. But you also see them adapt for the time so that they are able to last for generations to come And continue to to Press yom elope against the competition. Yeah and there's some be competition. They are mayor especially walmart yet. Gins with a and ns within. That's that's amazon for those of you. That did figure it out. So.

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"Magnetic personality so so that was a win for the family. Oh my god yeah. And and and his name is michael felix. And i want to give a shot to his karate studio northwest. Arkansas martial arts academy over on crossover in mission right yes. I kids actually went there and we first moved here next. I think that might have been before we knew you guys that they went in and took He offers a great program there. I have several friends that have their children in their in their and it has been a life changing. I mean this is like the sun subtlest infomerrcial friends karate studio but it has been life changing that kids that were very you know just kind of like inward focused and not really not really outgoing. Just changed by being able to kind of find their inner strength through martial arts and he does a great job of it. I've seen videos of some of his students breaking boards with their hands with their feet going to competitions. And really just as we like to say wrecking shop and shot out to michael felix in into all the great work that he's doing here in northwest arkansas with adults but primarily with children really changing their trajectory and just changing their attitudes about things that were very proud of him though. Absolutely absolutely and you have two other kids and spencer down charlotte charlotte and charlotte's at the u. of a. and spencer. i. I've i've got a chance to know those guys even spencer watch arcades a couple of times and so you know we've had a chance to kind of meld our families together and your beautiful. I've shantelle and my wife. Nicola are very good friend. I really good friends. You know they they hang and they model together. They do all kinds of stuff together. They have found some simpatico in terms of cool stuff to do. Yes most arkansas. A good fit for sure it has been it has been so so continue on in terms of you talked about kind of finding your lane if you will. How did you end up with Becoming joining the board of sonar. So i was on a advisor. Council for crystal bridges was called arden fusion so the thought process around that was finding activities in coordinating events for young professionals people from twenty one to forty years old to do outside of work where they were for walmart. J. b. hunt tyson or any of the suppliers or where they on their own business helping them connect to the community and a good friend of mine. Julian brown and i served on that in our organization together and then she was vice chair persona so she asked me if i would join the board there and kind of capitalize on some of the ones we had at crystal bridges and as far as expanding our outreach to a younger audience and as well as getting sony into spaces that we haven't typically gone to a m- around north west arkansas right. Yeah no and. I think that's great and you guys have done a great job. You invited nicole. And i to an event i think it was like the first sonal event Since the pandemic started that they had the walmart center and it was nice. I mean we were socially distanced and spaced out but it was so nice to be in an audience and listen to music exactly. I mean it was great. It was fabulous was nice so that was where we announced our madden season. So we'll continue to have our masterworks programs at the walton arts center but we also have more programming outside of traditional venues of looking forward to this upcoming season for what a conductor paul hossan and rally. Nicholson having a more executive director in store for us. Yeah no it's i think it's great in and then you're you're also on. I think is still on the board of single parent scholarship fund which has changed. Its name yes so we are On the board for the single scholarship fund in northwest arkansas so we combined with the bitten county organization so it's one organization that serves madison carroll washington and bitten counties. Shout out to tyler clark yet. Will you engine use me too. And then i had him on this podcast and we did an episode early on about the single parents cowshed on and he told some amazing stories about some of the families whose lives have been changed because of this program for sure. Yeah so we help students who are within two hundred twenty five percent of the poverty level. I'm go to college and we give them a twenty five hundred dollars scholarship each semester. For those who are ten either a two year four year degree program as well as we support people who are in involved in trade school so everything from welding computer programming bike repairs coming up as well as cosmetology and programs like that as well and the healthcare industry so we have a lot of avenues to help me. People move from a poverty to prosperity when thing that we love about seeing within organization is how our recipients over time become donors and advocates for the program and we have great alumni association on. Were pass recipients help mentor current recipients and help them along their path yet. I mean. I think the program is is highly integrated. I mean tyler. And his team do a great job at. They're they are really all in and what they're trying to do now that they've kind of combined forces i mean that's it's the sky is the limit for those guys. Yeah so definitely gonna have a big impact on north west arkansas for the future. Yeah absolutely absolutely so now. you have. You've actually had a chance to experience number of the different companies. I mean you you said you work. You worked with tyson wing now. Did you also work at walmart. So yeah was with walmart for five years and then i moved over to sam's club okay. Three years ago. And it's part of the same organization so so so talk about that just your experience coming to north west arkansas and working and we talk about the big three. All the time and the big three is tyson j. b. hunt in walmart. You know three fortune. Fifty companies with walmart being the biggest the biggest employer in the united states. I'm one of the largest companies in the world and rightfully so their thumbprint is on north west. Arkansas you know a lot of ways. Yeah we're talk about just your overall experience coming here and being affiliated with those different oriented organizations and what. It's like because i know a lot of people from the outside when i tell them i mentioned bentonville or are mentioned. North west arkansas. They say oh walmart. And i like yeah walmart but it does so much more to it. What was what has your experience been like when you think about these companies and what they represent here in this area so they definitely give back to the area number one not only from an economic standpoint but from a philanthropic standpoint. There's a lot of passion for their customer and investment in their associates or team members that they call it tyson they both are very competitive but also focused on being agile and nimble and adapting for the time. So you've seen tyson experiment with a meatless proteins. And for a while they were involved in some renewable energy sources and then you seem walmart or relapse five to ten years expanded footprint in the digital space sure taking advantage of technology. I think that's what's key. Both companies have a founders mentality. But you also see them adapt for the time so that they are able to last for generations to come And continue to to Press yom elope against the competition. Yeah and there's some be competition. They are mayor especially walmart yet. Gins with a and ns within. That's that's amazon for those of you. That did figure it out. So.

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"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

I am Northwest Arkansas

06:40 min | Last month

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"Folks and welcome to another episode of. I am northwest arkansas. I'm your host randy wilbur. And i'm excited to be here with you today. Have i got a great guest for the podcast. This individual is actually a very dear friend of mine. Somebody that i met early on when i moved here to northwest arkansas. We ended up attending the same church. And you know for a lot of folks that may or may not understand this when you go to a place in. They're not a lot of people that look like you when you see people that look like you. You tend to gravitate towards them and connect with them right. And so i'm always explaining this to my friends and especially my wife friends and i'm just like hey you know it's when you go to a place and they're not a lot of black people you tend to stand out and so one of the things that i was always concerned about. When moving to north west arkansas was what was it going to be like as a black man in north west arkansas. Raising my kids in north west arkansas for my wife as a black woman. North west arkansas. Not that that was a bad thing. But it's just. It's just the reality. That african americans have to think about when they moved to a new place especially a place where they're not the dominant or the primary group of people there and so coming from new england specifically boston where there's a huge african american population is a huge west indian. Population is a huge very diverse. Population of all types of people from all walks of life is very interesting and so coming to north west. Arkansas was certainly a game changer. And it was definitely different and Anthony my guess. Anthony sunlen had kind of helped me through this process. As i've been here now almost seven years. I can't believe that and i love. I've loved every minute of my time here in north west. Arkansas have nothing but great things to say about my experience here just as a human being but even as a black person. I've had a great experience here in north west arkansas and so i've told people all the time that this podcast was the podcast. I would've wanted to have listened to a four. I relocated here to north west arkansas just to learn more about the area and what it's like and so without further. Do i wanna welcome my good friend. If any some to the. I am northwest arkansas podcast. And now we'll say before. I let him speak. And i'm holding his mouth before i let him speak anthony's name has been mentioned multiple. I i can't even keep track. I should probably have a counter. For how many times anthony's names as been mentioned by mutual people that have been on the podcast mutual friends of ours and others and he's the real reason is the reason why i've had a lot of really outstanding individuals on this podcast and i mean i could go on and on the list of names. I was trying to make a list. But i lost track but but you know i would say the folks from a sonal where anthony is on the board and and what will. I'll let him talk more about that. But without further do anthony sunlen. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks renae it's great to be here today looking forward to having a conversation in just chopping it up all right now. Well you know. I mean i'm just going to keep a real with you. You know you listen to the podcast. 'cause you're always sending me text messages or i like that episode or if i don't hear from you for a week i know maybe that episode wasn't for you and that's fine because not every episode is meant for everybody right. That's why we say the where. The intersection of business culture entrepreneurship in life and saw everything. All those topics may not float your boat but some of them do needless to say. You've been a huge advocate for me for the podcast and and and and you know a dear friend. We ride bikes together. We we've got to experience a lot here north west arkansas together and i'm very thankful for that that we were able to meet like that. I didn't know you from adam before i moved here. North west arkansas. So that's the cool thing and now you know we're we're good friends and so people ask me well. Have you made friends here. And i'm like yeah. I've got several friends. I talk about you talk about one of my newer friends been clark. And there's of course marks y who could who could never forget mark and he's another individual. That's been a real big cheerleader of mine. And a proponent of this podcast and somebody that has made so many introductions for me but but anthony you have. I'd love for you just to share with our audience a little bit about your superhero origin story. Because you've actually been in northwest arkansas for a while you're kind of like an. Og you're not from here but you've been here for a little bit. No you're exactly right rainy so we my family and i moved to northwest arkansas. In two thousand four so going on seventeen years this november mood appear with tyson foods and my first visit to northwest. Arkansas was in nineteen ninety-five. When i came up here for a microbiology class at tyson was conducting up here and i can tell you in that. Nineteen ninety-five today. The areas changed drastically. Am i think when i first visited here. The holiday inn convention center was brand new. And so we've had the lot of growth in the area a lot more restaurants diversity. A lot more cultural events to do. I mean it's great place to raise a family and we'll talk a little bit more about that but yeah glad to be here. I'm from. I call san antonio texas home. My dad was a social worker in the military so we moved around every three years. So i kinda call myself. A citizen the world because we spent about three years in the philippines. I kinda exposed me to a lot of different cultures and when you move around every three years you learned to make friends wherever you go and kind of lean into the things you have in common rather than your differences. So it's kinda helped shape me to where i am today. I think you've done a good job of that. Because like i said i mean. I'm always amazed at the people that you know. And and you certainly don't let grass onto your feet and you get out and you get involved in. What would you say was the was the thing that kinda put you over the top with regard to north west arkansas. When you first got here that allowed you to acclimate to this area. Fairly quickly so for me. It was just finding things to do outside of work hamson. Fortunately i build relationships at tyson. For the i guess twelve years before we moved up here and knew a lot of people in the area. I'm having come up here to the corporate office but making sure that the family was able to get connected so headline good friends to help my wife find employment. She's in the medical field. And then our oldest son michael was really involved in or and still is involved in martial arts so getting him connected in his activities and was very important to us and when we looked at schools. I'm in the area. We looked at kratie schools just as closely as we looked at the k..

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The Life and Work of Mamie Phipps Clark

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:12 min | Last month

The Life and Work of Mamie Phipps Clark

"Me was born on april eighteenth. Nineteen seventeen in hot springs arkansas. Her father was a well to do physician. His position gave the family comfort. Rarely afforded to black people at the time especially in the jim crow south while mamie attributed her later career successes to growing up the she did. She was not shielded from the stark racial realities outside her home. When she was six years old she witnessed a lynching in an interview in nineteen seventy six. She described knowing she was black at a young age. She said i became acutely aware of that in childhood. Because you had to have a certain kind of protective armor about you all the time. After graduating from high school. Mimi received a scholarship to attend howard university. A historically black college in washington. Dc she intended to study math which she loved but the professors proved uninspiring. Then she met a student. Named kenneth clarke who encouraged her to try out psychology. Kenneth suggestion led to me means lifelong career and to their forty six year. Long marriage the summer after mamie graduated. She worked in the law office of the prominent. Acp lawyer charles hamilton. Houston it was there that she witnessed preparation for racial segregation cases. When she went back to howard in the fall for her master's degree in psychology she planned to address racial disparities in her work. Mimi's thesis surveyed one hundred fifty black preschool age children and set out to understand at which age black children became aware that they were black for the study. She and kenneth presented the children with different photographs including of white boys black boys and images of animals and other objects. They asked the boys to pick which picture looked like them and then asked the girls to pick which picture look like their brother or other male relative mamie and kenneth concluded that the boys showed a racial awareness at three or four years old which kenneth described as disturbing mamie and kenneth were on the forefront of a shift in the field

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"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

I am Northwest Arkansas

06:41 min | Last month

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"Northwest arkansas. I'm your host. Randy will burn. And i'm excited to be with you day. I've got a great guest joining me. Keating smith well he is i would say he's a man about town. He's a man of many hats. He does a lot of things in the community. And i ran across him. We've got a bunch of mutual friends. But i i ran across him after reading a really great article. In the north west arkansas business journal by jeff dolorosa who wrote about the issue of housing in our area and and how housing in the rapid growth of north west arkansas. It's kind of on a collision course. And i think the worst but we're still at a point if you read the article where it's like we can come up with some solutions now for smart growth and i said you know. I really wanna talk with keaton about this. I really wanna learn more about his skill set and background and just for him to kinda share with our audience. Some of his concerns about the the housing sector. Here north arkansas. And since we deal with so many people that are coming here to relocate to work for the big three or already live here and you know they call north west. Arkansas home in this is a really important place to them. I think this was an important episode to have for the podcast and without further keaton smith. Man how are you doing. I'm hanging in there. Thanks for having me. Yeah no absolutely. It is certainly my pleasure. Man i I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule. I would love for you just to kinda give the audience. A glimpse into who. You are as as i alluded to you. Work with partners for better housing. You're a senior leader at an ida berea bank. She also are on the fayetteville school board. I mean what else do you do. Mandy work at slim chickens. Part time. I mean what's the deal also. Yeah thank you so. I'll go with the hats analogy that you use earlier. I sort of sort of think about four different hats on on the work professional side of life first of all has been to two meg in bothered a four year old cora we live in fayetteville and and then as my day job. I'm a commercial banker with iberia bank in there for twelve years and in the housing space. My role is the board chair of partnership better housing which is a nonprofit housing developer and then served on the school board for three years and then you know The driving passion or the vocation for me for ten plus years has been an interest in sustainability issues environmental sustainability climate and energy issues. And so. that's been sort of the driving passion and and the why for for for getting involved in a number of of different issues but you know once you take a deep dive on one issue you see how interconnected it is with every other issue and when you see that interconnectedness you can't unsee so trying to take a systems approach to to help in the region flourish in drive and become more resilient and welcome whole bunch of new neighbors over the next twenty years. Yeah no i mean it's you're right. There is a lot that goes into that. And i know i was looking on your profile and you had four words that actually really resonate with but those words curiosity patients empathy in action. And you know it's it record. All of those words fall in line directly with everything that you do both in your public life in your professional life with the bank on the school board. what you're doing with partners for housing. There's a lot of patients that's involved in this process among other things. But what are your. What are the things that you're you're really focusing on. And i mean that article came out but obviously that was an issue for you prior to jeff villarosa writing about it. But what did that article cement for you in terms of where we are right now with housing issues in north west arkansas. There's been really impressed by the the quantity and the quality of the local cover. John housing recently in the media. You know jeff's article the democrat. That had a four part series on on housing. It's it's such a multifaceted issue so interconnected with with other issues. It can be tough to to cover up to communicate about tough to write about. But i think folks are doing a great job with it and i think what. This influx of media coverage signifies is a real recognition. Housing is a key issue for the region. It's key to our quality of life. It's key to managing the population growth. That we're seeing now. That will continue to see key to talent retention key to growing in a smart inclusive way. And you know i think. Et as regional stakeholders align around housing. Is this as a key. Regional issue that will take a lot of collaboration. Continued collaboration to tackle. I think there's some some some exciting exciting times ahead for for stakeholders across the space. Certainly a lot of work to be done. Yeah no it is. And i mean if i backed up a little bit just to kind of think about you know you coming here. You're originally from michigan. Is that correct. Yeah and traverse city is at area. Yeah i know that the there's a there's a beautiful resort. there the lied. Be the i can't think of the name of it but i went up there. One time in Is it the great bear lodge. Or there's that grand travers orange adverse resort. Yes golf course called the bear. Jack nicklaus course yup right right yeah beautiful beautiful area up there people. I always tell folks. And that's that's below the the up but it's it's north of the detroit area. Do the hands pinky that's right. Yeah absolutely so. I'm curious i mean just before we get to all of the stuff that you're into. How did you get down the university of arkansas. Did you did you just see favillas. I've got to come or was there something else that just drew you to this area. Yeah it was pretty random. So i came for college came for school and stuck around so two thousand and three. I was already thinking about going out of state for college. I definitely wanted to go.

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"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

I am Northwest Arkansas

07:46 min | 2 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"Today. With paul gatling paul is the editor and associate publisher of the north west. Arkansas business journal and paul and i have been connecting back and forth. Of course. I've been reading the journal. Since i got here to north west arkansas in twenty fourteen and we have mutual friends and we had just connected a few times online and became linked in buddies. But i finally convinced him to sit down with me for a podcast episode so without further. Do i wanna walk. Paul gatling to the i am. North star saw podcast. How're you doing today randy. I'm doing great. It's great to sit down with you like you said. We have been trading emails and messages for a while the first of all thanks for reading we always enjoy the faithful and loyal readers of the business journal. So appreciate that man it is my pleasure and of course. I just a confession. I read primarily online right which is how a lot of people consume their information nowadays. And i just like the fact that they're always updates available in letting me come to know what's happening in this area and you know for the longest time i just wanted to. I've always been a business junkie. You know i was a kid growing up. I read black enterprise. i read fortune. I read forbes. I read all the business magazines. I didn't know why i just did. But you know it's just kind of one of those things but now being here and trying to understand the ecosystem of business in northwest arkansas specifically and let alone the state. I wanted to have something that i could sink my teeth into an in the north west arkansas business journal is just so well we like to think we do a pretty good job of covering the business news and north west arkansas as any good niche publication does right not not a. It's not a daily newspaper type format. It's a niche publication. We have our magazine that prince every two weeks as you mentioned. We do have a what. I think's a pretty robust website where we post stories on a daily basis sometimes as many as fifteen to twenty items a day depending on who makes what announcement who's donating this and who's ceo is left this company. Whatever it might be but what better place to cover business news than north west arkansas. You talk about all the development that's going on all that the of course the waltons are doing in all the healthcare initiatives that are announced every day and just big business from walmart. Tyson j. b. hunt to the small entrepreneurs small business and logistic space the retail space transportation. All of it. It's a fun job to have day in and day out it is. It is in so. And what i wanna do for the listeners. I wanna kinda back up just a little bit. And i want i want people to find out. Who is this good looking guy that writes these articles and and you see a space online. And you just you know people want to know who paul gatling is and and i would love for you just to kinda share your superhero origin story with our audience. Hobbling share my origin story. I don't know if we call it a superhero origin story. So i am an arkansas native. Despite as we discussed my affinity for the north carolina tar heels arkansas native. i was raised in bald knob. Arkansas people might know that as ten miles from sir see between sir and jonesboro the northeast corner of the state. Mother was a schoolteacher. She got a new job at bryant so we moved to bryant or attended nine through twelve graduated bryant. High school went to college henderson. State university arkadelphia graduated in henderson state. Played little golf on the golf team for the readies had a couple of jobs. There after graduation working for the daily newspaper was one working for the henderson state. Media relations office was another. And i remember my dad called me. This was in the fall of twenty or fall of two thousand said. He noticed an ad in the newspaper for sports editor of the daily paper. in bentonville. my work study job. Henderson was working in sports information office. I like sports. He thought that would be something that i should check out. You know twenty years ago. Twenty one years ago north west. Arkansas was starting to gain some attention. People were noticing. What's going on in north west. Arkansas people were moving the north west arkansas and so for that reason and the good fit for the job. Dad told me to should look into that. So i did. And the current sports editor at the daily record newspaper was getting married and was going to move to little rock in april so they wanted to hire somebody early. Two thousand and one to kind of train to be his replacement as the sports editor so came up here a good interview. They offered me the job. So i moved to arkadelphia move from arkadelphia bentonville in january two thousand and one wow and Have been in bentonville ever since the longest place. I've ever lived anywhere in arkansas. Lived here for twenty years. Came from state at the newspaper for about nine years went to the business journal in february of twenty eleven and became the editor in may of twenty thirteen. And like i said it's a great place to work. We've got a talented staff. Great group of people great ownership group good company to work for and like i said what better place to cover business news than than this part of the country as just a fascinating area dynamic area of all the things that are going on. I think we're all blessed to live here. And i'm blessed to be able to a hope document. Some of the things that are going on for our readers. Yeah no i love that. You talked about the ownership group a little bit and just account for the audience. The ownership group has other papers down in In the central arkansas. So i'll give you a quick history lesson so the business journal was started in nineteen ninety seven as a division of arkansas business which is based in little rock there have been a couple of ownership changes since then the most recent is and really want to underscore the because a lot of people still get this confused because they grew up with arkansas business. And the business cheryl being worn the same. Those two companies are completely separately owned separately operated. It's slide time magazine and sports illustrated. They are two different companies to different owners to different advertising departments business departments everything no longer affiliated with each other in the fall of two thousand sixteen the business journal was acquired by natural state media group. Which is headed up by roby. Brock and michael tilly and rob gutteridge publisher and a couple of other investors. And we have. We have the magazine here. North west arkansas that prince every two weeks. We have a magazine and northeast arkansas. The jonesboro market that prince once a month and then of course. We have our website in a business journal dot com and the sister website. Talk business dot net where we post business news. Every day we have a radio segment on the npr affiliate. Each thursday and sunday called the northwest. Arkansas business journal port. That's on ozarks large on ku af. And of course we have the sunday morning. Talk show anchored by roby brock that airs in jonesboro market little rock market and the north west. Arkansas market you can see it here. I believe it's ten thirty. Am each sunday on channel five. Okay yeah no. And i've i've seen that and also i listened to the biz journal report on ozarks at large which i don't miss murphy and the cool thing about this because ozarks at large comes out as podcast. I can catch that episode all the time off the physically on the same but i listen to it all the time just to kind of find out what's happening because if nothing else especially those of you that are listening. That didn't realize that this this great resources available to you. I mean you're there are a lot of ways that you can kind of stay abreast of what's happening in this market. And i know some people like to some people don't like to read some people just like the listen And that's one way to do that. Just to kinda get your your business fix if you will force it to have those good content partners. Kf in the npr affiliate says a laugh.

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"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

I am Northwest Arkansas

06:06 min | 2 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"I was really going or what I want to do and it was important. Well, I'm a big student in biography is actually cuz I think you know there's nothing new Under the Sun and if you read I mean if you read a biography you can glean so much from the life of somebody else. As I've read Ben Franklin's Ulysses S Grant by Ron chernow is amazing and you start to really especially historical figures, you start to really you know you see what they went through. And so yeah, I mean I I I agree one hundred percent person that made an influence on me that that I just remember cuz it's such a great story. Is when I had for restaurants I got a guy named Ralph and Ralph Mason was at one point. The largest Sonic franchisee in the system and I got to go to his office in Oklahoma City and didn't have lunch with him. And you know, took you in the presence of royalty and you sit there and just want to listen and he was in his seventies late seventies probably and we talked and you know I just tried to discuss with him and you know, I wanted to be him. On a foreign restaurants and I asked him, I said, you know, how did you do this? Like I want to be like you, I want to have a big system. I want to take care of people. I want to have a lot of restaurants, I want to make money and he said, he looked at me as well. Tom, I thought, man, here, I'm, I'm not to catch the overnight right here and I was ready from the tell me any of those one store at a time. That's it. And you know it just I tell my story all the time because yeah so true meaning I don't make them all work and only way to make them all work is one at a time. Right? You know it's like it's almost like when you tell somebody, how do you get somewhere? It's not steady plotting and nobody wants to hear that. Cuz it's not sexy. It's not, you know, it's just you get in, you roll up your sleeves and you get your hands dirty. And that's what it takes to talk about the ten years overnight success. Thought that was true. And I don't know how many, you know, really wealthy guys. I I spoke to my younger days about business and they all said, you know, you don't make any money to your forty, you know? Like man, I'm going to beat that I'll get so far out of life. I didn't. I was wrong right there on the track. That's awesome. That's awesome. So, you know, speaking of Northwest Arkansas, if somebody listening to this that doesn't know a lot about this area. What is a one thing that really stands out to you about North West Arkansas? Maybe something that you like to do when your off time or that really, you know is one of the reasons that kind of keeps you grounded here outside of slums but yeah, Well, I think that it's hard to separate, you know, life and work for all of us. Right, absolutely. Northwest Arkansas has a wonderfully supportive, entrepreneurial and start up, yep. And that's been a great support system for all of us, but then you, you arrange the whole whole gamut to the gigantic organizations that are here. And I think that mix of people that ought to do their own thing along with, you know, Big Time experienced Executives that come in and out, in Northwest Arkansas, for these big companies, you know, that outcome is really interesting and it really allows for opportunity to Bubble Up. And so if you've got that, you got a great place to live, that's supportive of families, and kids, and Arts, and Music and life, and it's a great mix and a great blend of ideas, just cultures. And it's a very open and welcoming place. And it's been, it's been great for for me and my family, and my company. Yeah, I love that. Okay. Finally, finally, if someone, if I press somebody that job You really well and said what what is Tom's favorite quote or what do you hear come out of Tom's mouth all the time? What would it be man? I don't know what comes on my mouth all the time. I don't know if I can say it on there. Probably what I say anything else but I tell you what, I what I tell my team all the time or anything, it's kind of a mantra that we try to live by. As I tell them, never tell yourself. I'll get to see you tomorrow. Yeah. You get to it today. Do it. Do it to that? Yeah, absolutely. I could call us in the last email. Go check on that one restaurant. Whatever it is that you got to do if it's off today. Do it today. Yeah, I love that. He had never put off till tomorrow. What you can do today. So I just don't think. Never tell yourself that. Yeah, just never let that be right the months. Yeah, that's good. That's good advice. I need that it just that helps me. I'm writing a book and I need to that reminder every day that I've got to get up and get some writing in. So yeah, yeah, I still do it to also mailed to us more like, wait a minute. No, can't do it. I got a dog. Created right? Well yeah, it's just important. If you can if you say it out loud and think about it, yeah, then it kind of pops up in your daily life. Absolutely, I love that. Well, we'll end on that note, I'm Gordon, thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking time to sit down with me and share a little bit of your story here at Slim Chickens and what you and Greg have done over the years. I congratulate, you guys will be twenty years soon, so that's a big deal. But we really appreciate it. And thank you for sharing your story. With my audience has been growing up for church, and absolutely, absolutely. Well, folks, there you have it, another episode of I am Northwest Arkansas, the podcast to learn more about us or two thousand or download the show notes from today's episode visit. I am Northwest Arkansas, you can listen to this podcast and sign up for our free newsletter to keep up with us and all things nwe sign up today. You can also subscribe to the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast wherever you listen to it and please consider rating and reviewing us on Apple. Podcast are podcasts. Come out every Monday Thursday. Or shine. I'm your host, Randy, Wilburn, and we'll see you back here next week for another episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas, podcast piece off. We hope you enjoyed this episode of, I am Northwest Arkansas. Check us out each and every week. Available anywhere that great podcasts can be found took a show notes, or more information on becoming a guest visit. I am Northwest Arkansas. We'll see you next week on. I am Northwest Arkansas..

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I am Northwest Arkansas

04:31 min | 3 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"Was like what have I been dead? I know that's a deal. That's a deal. Like my kids, my kids go through. They make quesadillas all the time and they go through tortillas like they're going out of style. Oh yeah, you need to go. Yeah, I do need to go and there's a Panaderia, as well. So it's like a Mexican bakery. So they have you pick up the the little tray, like a lunch tray. Basically, like you would and you they have tongues where you pick out like the pastries. And it's like sweetbreads so colorful, Mexican sweet bread and then you go check out and they'll, you know, whatever you got, they'll ring it up. They also have the best month lease, like the mess tamale. So they have lunch at that. You can order as well just the best stuff so if you're at Lobby to go to La Popular next door as well. And then also honorable mention, a lot of people mentioned La, Finca and Supermercado. Toronto was the other one as well. And like we mentioned I mean there's so many amazing. Kids, like if we missed your favorite one, tell us like DMS on Instagram, email. I mean, they were so many amazing markets. We couldn't get to all of them, but these are just at least some of the favorites. Yeah, no. Well that listen, that's a comprehensive and exhaustive list it will certainly try to give each of these different ones some face time. But certainly, we encourage you to share Thursday's episode with a friend, or somebody else that's been asking about great markets to go to and definitely check out the show notes, cuz you can get the instant gratification of knowing where these places are right away. But if you want to hear a bit more about them, I mean, there's nobody better than Gera to kind of walk you through all the ins-and-outs of that and I certainly, I could do it, I'm sure. But but it would be more of a challenge but she has, she called it together a call together. A really nice list of places that you should check out here in Northwest Arkansas, that I think, would really benefit you, especially if you're trying to raise your cooking game to try, New Jersey, Yes, it's just it's there for you. It's definitely there for just, just give it a try. If you don't like it, there's probably something else on the shelf right next to it. That you'll like but it's like if you want to make the ultimate Indian curry foreign students like get the whole spices and really do it, right? And I mean, these are going to be the places that you're going to be able to do it, which we're very lucky. Like, in central Arkansas, these places don't exist. So at least in Benton, they may have some in Little Rock, right? Like a lot even I'm still willing to bet the farm that it doesn't exist. I mean, I think again, I would say it's an embarrassment of riches of what we have right here off of West Arkansas, and sometimes you just don't know it until you peel back a layer ten, take a closer look. So, but now this has been great. Certainly, we went over our time but I think that's a moving Target for us. But life is this is one of those episodes actually that I think is going to have some legs..

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I am Northwest Arkansas

03:55 min | 3 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"North west. Arkansas has been incredibly resilient from your hospital. When i see you. Workers to our primary care clinics and pediatricians getting information out and and keeping folks out of the hospital The vaccination efforts have been really supported by the north west arkansas council and that's coming from organization in conversations from our major healthcare entities conversations. That have never happened for north west arkansas but just great coronation between those groups like we've never seen before and then financial support from some of those really big industries in northwest arkansas. As well to get just huge numbers of vaccine available in north west arkansas so How does coming to take the opportunity Yet this is buried wiping down any final thoughts. Dr turkey i. We mentioned the big three at the beginning of this podcast as well and support from tyson j mart in a special star next. Jv hot app is gone out of their way to to support the efforts. Here in north west arkansas. As been amazing our healthcare systems have come together that are used to be competitors or on the phone with each other hourly at right now and if you have a conversation with The way that you want just know that you may have moved the needle a little bit and the net. The when dr bernard or myself another physician has at conversation by them. It will help us get them there so every little bit helps so. Don't get discouraged. Yeah yeah. I've i've always been reminded that that truth comes to all of us in our own time right in so we each get there we some of us may make get there a little later than others but we all get to that truth at some point so i think that's the encouragement. Dr sharkey dr burner. I just wanna thank you guys so much for for taking time out of your schedule last minute to come on this special episode of the north west arkansas podcast and again we didn't want to dumb it down but we also didn't want to get to highly technical. You guys were perfect with sharing just kind of an anecdotal Perspective of what's going on right. Now what we need to be thinking about as we move into the end of the summer and early fall here in north west arkansas and beyond when it comes to dealing with covert nineteen and some of the variants that were seeing like this delta verion. So thank you guys so much for coming on. The podcast prevalent conversation yet duct. Dr shark is as good at the technical and Making it some intelligent. And i'll take the dumbed down rule. I wasn't calling anybody done. But you know i appreciate that. I appreciate that. I appreciate you guys and i hope anybody listening to this. We'll take the time to share it with a loved one. Share it with a friend a family member. Somebody that's on the fence..

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I am Northwest Arkansas

03:19 min | 3 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"Folks and welcome to another episode of. I am north west arkansas. This is a special episode back. I decided to do. Because i got an email from a very avid listeners. Somebody that's relocating here to work with one of what i call the big three. I don't want to name the company but you can figure out that would either be tyson j behind or walmart. But they sent me a really interesting letter with some concerns about how kobe nineteen and more specifically this new delta variant is being handled in northwest arkansas. And just in arkansas general right. I think we all have been watching the news lately and we've all seen all the problems that are coming up. Are that this. New variant is posing for people. Because we've kind of let our guard down in some ways But i decided you know what. I can't talk about this because i'm not a medical professional but i know people that know. Medical professionals shout out to people like State representative denise garner To meredith lowery from a right lindsay jennings and to some others for recommending to my two guests. That are coming on the podcast. That is dr. Mardi sharkey dr gary burner and i wanted to welcome you guys. I m north west arkansas. How are you guys doing. Thank you valionis. Absolutely so dr sharkey. What don't i start with you later. Good thank you sir for incumbent. Absolutely dr sharkey. I want to start with you. Why don't you just kinda tell your superhero origin. Story real quick. And then let's we're going to get into this and then we'll we'll let dr bernard give his quick Sharing leah's and then we'll get into it so My name is dr mardi shirke and i am the city health officer. I have a background. i'm trying to sepedi attrition Vanderbilt medical school did my residency training at johns hopkins and then Studied for my masters in public health at emory university in atlanta in my background has been in vaccine research and infectious diseases. I always kind of thought that we were moving on a little bit from that. Public health has been more centered on behavior. Changing honestly not something. I am passionate about. Infectious diseases is my mind. Gay in backseat. So i of had this little niche and when the pandemic started happening i started tracking what was happening in northwest arkansas in realizing nobody was following the data day today in our jumping cases so i was one of the first ones to sound alarm bells Last may when we started seeing increase here in northwest arkansas. At the same time that the federal city council reinstituted the board of health. Which dr bernard is a member of and then asked me to service. City obser- k. And dr bernard you want to introduce yourself real quick. Yeah i'm gary burr. Inner.

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I am Northwest Arkansas

05:08 min | 3 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"Folks and welcome back to another episode of five new things in north west arkansas. At least that's what we're calling right. Now i'm your host randy wilbur. And i'm here with my my new partner in crime jaren alley. Toms and jaren. I've come together. This is our second episode. It's a bonus episode. That is part of the north west. Arkansas podcast program in we are just talking about some of the new things that we are discovering or learning about here in north west arkansas. And you know it's funny jarrett. I thought about this earlier. Some of these new things aren't necessarily new in the sense that they're like brand spanking new. Some of them are nudie new new in so. I wanna make that disclaimer right. Because it's not that we're just covering those people that are just rolled out the welcome carpet and our brand new restaurants are brand new businesses. But it's just that you know they. They're they're on our radar screen. And i think we know what's going on so yeah so okay. So what's going on with you. And and and what do you have to share. I mean i thought last week was really interesting. And you know we're gonna we're gonna try to be really good about keeping track of our time and all that but but what. What's what have you learned since we did our first episode. Well so i will say on the front end. It is a little bit heavy on bentonville on the upfront. But it's not all bitten bill so just heads up. If you are not in bentonville there is more for you. The first three happened to be located in bentonville. So that's okay and sometimes. I think it'll be like that. You know it might just be where some some some situations are going to be. That fayetteville gets a bunch of pub because you know but we were all over. The map The last episode because eureka springs. We were in low. We were in bentonville rogers and fayetteville so we covered a little bit of everything. Yeah and we've got. We got three bentonville. One that covers all of north west arkansas and one in eureka this time so we've got a pretty good mix and the first one is actually a new coffee food truck in bentonville. So it's called hype coffee and they're located on walton avenue near. I call it the walmart gas station..

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I am Northwest Arkansas

02:39 min | 3 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"People welcome to another episode of. I am northwest arkansas. I'm your host. Randy will burn and this is a unique episode to say the least. I'm sitting here with ben clarke who is the owner founder of be unlimited and We actually sat down. We would just sitting here figuring it out almost a year to the date that we recording this podcast. Podcast is actually being recorded on march first. Twenty twenty one and we actually sat down on march third twenty twenty right before the pandemic hit and before everything just changed in our universes did the two.

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I am Northwest Arkansas

04:42 min | 4 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"My husband doesn't care he drinks hot coffee like whenever but he made hot coffee. And i had it my office house like this feels i and it's just 'cause i ran out. It's like no what happened. Is i my stopper for my little taty. Cold brew machine is missing. Somehow so i had to order placement. And i've got a beautiful box of onyx coffee waiting to go into cold brew and i'm just sitting there looking at it like Ati yeah it's the hot soup and the hot coffee. i just can't do it in the summer. I mean especially arkansas summer. it's brutal no house definitely not so well. No this is good. I certainly Those of you that are listening to this. If you have stuck with this long clearly we did not we did not meet our goal of keeping it short and like i said this is a brand new program so you know. This is part of the north west arkansas family of programs. And so we're trying something different here. We appreciate you kinda sticking with us and one of the things that we really want to do is is is. I know that jared feels the same way that i do about local businesses. We wanna try to support them as much as possible. And that's why. I think it's important to do stuff like this. That's why people like i am gastronome. And the hang the hungry pal replacement spokes out there. You know pumping up folks a lot of times. These guys aren't getting paid for this. This is just this is purely a passion play. Yeah this is what. I know you love doing this. I love doing this. I could talk about this all day long. And it's not a challenge for me but if you're a business locally here in northwest arkansas and you're looking for some exposure and you want someone to maybe talk about what you're offering talk about your menu some of the new stuff that you're doing for the summer or what your plans are for the fall. You should reach out to us here. I am northwest arkansas. You know jaren. I would love to chat with you and figure out how we can Put you guys as i like to say on blast in out there to to the bigger audience because the one thing i will say about the i am northwest arkansas audiences that we also get a lot of people that are either relocating. Here are considering relocating here. So they'll come to visit and when they come to visit they then we can give them a wealth of places that they can go and check out before they decide to make north west. Arkansas home definitely. So i really want to encourage you as a business owner to be thinking about that. We can help you as far as that's concerned. And so i'm glad to be partnering up with jared on this and again she is out out and about an all time so i'm going to try to capture that lightning in a bottle that she has created with all this great information and put it out to you And this consumable format of audio so we hope you like this particular episode and we wanna keep this coming if you have any insight if you have any ideas any thoughts were certainly open to them. Please reach out to us here. Hello i i am north west. Arkansas dot com email us. I'll share that. With jared and of course you can also reach her and talk to her directly on instagram at jared..

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I am Northwest Arkansas

05:50 min | 4 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"I went to kansas city and shopped at me. sean. I said hey. You've been acquired from bentonville walmart. And i said do you think they'll put one in bentonville and they said they've been talking about it. I don't i don't know and it's finally happening. We're finally getting a store in bentonville. I personally love me shaw. For the women's active wear especially their yoga leggings. They carry a lot of brands that we don't have here so like riyan yoga. Hopefully i'm saying this right piranha hopefully And they just. It's just a huge selection clothing footwear gear like camping gear. I mean everything you can think of for the active lifestyle which is perfect for north west. Arkansas it's just absolutely perfect for this area And it features brands that are not currently carried out a lot of the stores here. So it'll bring some good variety. Some good options. I mean my husband gets a lot of hats. They're randomly and loves their hats. Like it's just very different kind of things to what we have here and the closest moose jaw is actually kansas city. Okay so this is really exciting. It's open now or it will be open the fall so it's coming soon. They're going to be at south east a and maine which is kind of near the library. I was looking at the map yesterday. Like trying to put it in my mind where it is. It's going to be like right there near the library. Kind of like down towards oven and tap area so So they'll be open this fall which will be again. Amazing for fall. Outdoor like fall leaf hikes. And everything else and perfect timing. So i'm excited about them on the nature kind of track as well. This is a really interesting new place. it's called sacred hollow farm in lowell Recently opened july twelfth. It is a you pick flower farm where you can pick your own bouquet of wildflowers which is really really cool. I don't know if you know of any other place in our area and even in the state that you could do that maybe another part of the state. But i mean here. I've never heard of it. I haven't either in the closest thing i would think there would be to. That would be like a lot of the local flour offerings that you find natural foods or if you go to the farmer's market yes arms market has most of the farmers markets locally here having selection of local flowers yes dutiful bucase so this is another option that you know if you to go pick your own make it. I feel like this would be a really good Mother's day activity or bring your kids out and letting them pick their own flowers. Would-be really fun. Just just a really good activity for people They also have holistic health and wellness practitioners on the farm It's called sacred hall..

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I am Northwest Arkansas

03:04 min | 4 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"I don't know how that slowed down during the pandemic. But i'm sure it's gonna pick back up walmart still hiring tyson is still hiring at ab huntsville hiring. All of these major fortune fifty fortune five hundred companies are still hiring. So you know there's there's still a lot of work to be done and if we're gonna hit that goal of what they say almost a million people by twenty forty five. We absolutely will hit the. Oh i think yeah. I think so too and it'll be interesting to see how that all comes about. But i mean i think we'll be old heads by then as far as far as being around this area and because you're originally from little rock right. Yeah from benton to south. So but i grew up. My parents both went to the university of arkansas. So i grew up coming to bill razor by cheerleader. As a child and my parents have a custom razorback shape sink in their base. My love so. I grew up coming here and then you know came for college obviously spent one summer at home and then every summer after that job stayed i even worked for the north west arkansas business journal in college. So i've been kind of in that for a while and you know in north west arkansas businesses and i don't know why you would live anywhere else just an amazing place but listen. I seven years. Here i say the same thing and i really love it and i. It just keeps getting better. It keeps having done well. Let's dive into some of that. Some of the things that you are finding and and like i said you know each week. It's going to be something a little different. But why don't you kinda give me the list of of of of what you have found this week. That's worth mentioning. So the first one i want to mention i'm really excited about is a new smoothie food truck coming to fayetteville this is one of two. Actually you're coming to fayetteville. This one is called groovy smoothie severi like seventies ski no and the branding reflects that it is a new food truck going into the yacht club. Food truck parche Which is on college. So if you're not familiar with yacht club it's basically. It's kind of like a starting point for a lot of food truck so it's in the heart of college avenue like right next to babu. Dan's espresso and so it has a lot of different food trucks and they are moving in and opening july first opening as we record this the end of this week. So what i'm excited about to is. It's going to be another like healthier option in yacht club because you have dots nashville hot chicken. Which i love. I love everything that wrestle does. But and you've got an asian food truck in there you've got some kind of richer heavier delicious charleston's and then you've also got barbies. Say thanh food stands said. They are vegan. But it's also fried. It's fried sandwiches and fried nuggets. And the best vegan ranch you'll ever taste nominee so i tried it this week..

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"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

I am Northwest Arkansas

05:57 min | 4 months ago

"arkansas" Discussed on I am Northwest Arkansas

"Hey folks in welcome to a special edition of. I am north west arkansas. Your host randy wilburn in a year today. I'm really really excited. Because i got somebody as a guest on today's special edition. Episode bet might actually be a a recurring guest. And that is jared. Nellie tom and jerry is one of the original founders of leisure list and a good friend of my now we..

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