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The Arkansas Newswrap: Critical Race Theory Debate and Election Performance Insights

This episode of The Arkansas Newswrap discusses a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' ban on teaching critical race theory in schools, with oral arguments heard by a judge suggesting the law's potential vagueness and its implications on educational content.

It also explores Arkansas' ranking in the MIT Election Performance Index report, detailing the state's election management challenges and opportunities for improvement. Additionally, the episode covers a significant donation to the Janet Huckabee Nature Center in Fort Smith for renovations and outreach, enhancing outdoor education and recreation.

The show wraps up with insights on Governor Sanders' executive action regarding Title IX expansions and the impact on transgender athletes, alongside an update on the efforts to establish veterinary schools in Arkansas.

01:09 Critical Race Theory Ban in Arkansas Schools: A Legal Battle

07:40 Arkansas' Election Practices Under the Microscope

14:11 Revitalizing the Janet Huckabee Nature Center

19:54 Odds and Ends: Arkansas' Stance on Girls and Women's Sports and Other Updates

A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.
Matthew Moore is a reporter producer for Ozarks At Large. Before going into journalism, Matthew spent time in the music production industry, working with artists such as Reba McEntire, Steve Martin, 2 Chainz, and Chris Thile.
Daniel Breen is a third-year undergraduate journalism student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.