Note: This podcast mistakenly identifies a private school promoted by the Arkansas Department of Education as “Covenant Christian Academy.” In fact, the name of the school is “Cornerstone Christian Academy.”

This episode of the Arkansas Times weekly podcast was recorded on Friday, Nov. 17.

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Omaya Jones and Benji Hardy discuss ExxonMobil’s announcement that it’s revving up a new lithium extraction business in south Arkansas. Also, Austin Bailey talks about the alarming new price tag for a West Little Rock high school and the state education department’s promotion of a Christian private school. And, Arkansas Times reporter Mary Hennigan discusses her recent magazine feature story checking in on recovery efforts from the March 31 tornado.

Questions? Suggestions? Complaints? Don’t hold back. We’re figuring out our plan for the podcast as we go, and we welcome feedback. Leave your comments below or email benjaminhardy@arktimes.com.

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