Speak Up Arkansas: Episode 22 (A conversation on education, health, and tax/budget in Arkansas

On June 7, 2017, at 5 p.m., Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and KABF 88.3 aired the twenty second episode of “Speak Up Arkansas,” a talk radio show dedicated to covering issues like health care, education, juvenile justice, the state budget, family and economic security, and more.

This week’s episode featured panel members Kerri Michael Sernel (AACF Outreach Director), Rich Huddleston (AACF Executive Director), Marquitta Little (AACF Health Policy Director), and Ginny Blankenship (AACF Education Policy Director). AACF staffers discussed some of the proposed policies coming out of Washington, D.C., and how they impact you and your family here in Arkansas. Topics included President Trump’s proposed budget and tax cuts; the status of health care reform; and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the education legislation that has replaced No Child Left Behind.

Hear the entire one-hour segment in this podcast and tune in to KABF 88.3 every Wednesday at 5 p.m. for more great segments. Send questions and comments to speakupar@gmail.com.