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Morning Mix: October 23, 2019

Around Arkansas The Little Rock Education Association (LREA) demonstrated outside the governor’s mansion in response to the Arkansas State Board of Education’s decision to derecognize the teachers’ union and strip the LREA’s negotiating power with the state.  National News President Trump announces that a limited number of U.S. troops will remain in Syria to “secure…

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Psy Chics Talks Psychic Abilities, Spirits and More

If you’ve taken a look at this month’s issue of AY Magazine, you’re probably already familiar with my interest in professional psychics, three of whom I interviewed in this article. Those three, while fascinating, by no means constitute an exhaustive list of Arkansas’ surprisingly substantial psychic and spiritualist community. One group that only recently came…

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Getting Ready for the 2019 Arkansas Cornbread Festival

Every fall, thousands fill into the streets of Little Rock’s SoMa neighborhood to pay homage to that most Southern of foods: cornbread. Since 2011, the Arkansas Cornbread Festival has fed and entertained thousands with its good-natured culinary competition and entertainment.   Despite initially modest expectations, the festival has become an institution. And it’s no wonder…