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Each week on "Rock the Culture," Antwan Phillips, state Rep. Charles Blake and others provide perspective on life and culture for people in Little Rock. The team offers trenchant analysis and hilarious banter on local news, events and politics. Plus, they bring that same fun-loving but informed style to weekly interviews with people who are impacting the culture of Little Rock and elsewhere in Arkansas. #RocktheCulture
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In this episode, we provide our initial perspective and conversation regarding the coronavirus. We also discussed the primary election and the LiftLR sales tax proposal. We also interviewed Maricella Garcia, the multicultural liaison for the City of Little Rock, to discuss Census2020.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
City Hall Walls

City Hall Walls

2020-02-2737:09

In this episode, we provide perspective and conversation on Little Rock City Board's ordinance to change the at-large positions and the Little Rock School District's Community Advisory Board's recommendation for election zones for the upcoming school board elections. We also interview Asher Smith, the Arkansas organizing director for the Elizabeth Warren Presidential Campaign, to discuss Elizabeth Warren's candidacy.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
What's a caucus?

What's a caucus?

2020-02-2735:39

In this episode, we provide perspective and conversation regarding the primaries and caucuses of the 2020 Democrat Presidential election, the ongoing election to become Arkansas state representative for District 34, and the Little Rock School District's changes to its disciplinary procedures.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
In this episode, we conduct a role reversal. Charles Blake interviewed Antwan Phillips to discuss Antwan Phillips' exploratory campaign to become an at-large member of the Little Rock City Board of Directors. You can learn more about the believe in better campaign at www.antwanphillips.com.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
In this episode, we provide perspective and conversation on Kobe Bryant's cultural impact, Little Rock School District's school board elections, NFL and Jay-Z's Impact Change Initiative, and South on Main's owner Matt Bell leaving Little Rock. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
In this episode, we provide perspective and conversation on Census 2020 in Little Rock, viral video "My Vote Don't Count" by YelloPain, and we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
In this episode, we provide perspective and conversation on the City of Little Rock appointing the first ever Citizen Review Board and the first ever Chief Education Officer, and Little Rock being named the next top foodie destination .  We also talk with Senator Joyce Elliott regarding her upcoming election to become the Arkansas' first female and the first black member of the United States Congress.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
Asking All These Questions

Asking All These Questions

2019-09-1701:08:26

In this episode, we provide perspective and conversation on Little Rock's own Joe Johnson dominating The Big3, analysis of the town hall meetings concerning the future of LRSD, and top-ten hip-hop albums of all time.  We also discuss the importance of mental health and benefits of therapy/counseling with professional counselor Charmaine Beasley. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
WWJD?

WWJD?

2019-08-2001:19:25

In this episode, we provide perspective and conversation on Jay-Z's dealings with the NFL. This is by far the most in-depth cultural analysis of Jay-Z and NFL situation. There is also a brief discussion regarding the State Board of Education's forums on the future of the LRSD. We also interview Preston Clegg, Pastor of Second Baptist Church, regarding the relationship between the pulpit and politics.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
So you chucking, now?

So you chucking, now?

2019-08-0149:19

In this week's episode, we provide perspective and conversation on Little Rock's Opportunity Zones and cultural discussion of "code-switching."  In addition, we discussed Pulaski County's effort to go green with installation of solar panels and the creation of the Pettaway Business District with Adam Fogleman.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
Create & Compensate

Create & Compensate

2019-07-2540:16

In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on the creation of Entertainment District in River Market and the results of citizen surveys regarding the revitalization of Hindman Park and War Memorial Park.  We also talk with BK Simmons regarding his involvement in three new projects Venture Noire, Tribe 9, and High Street Equity.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
No Boots

No Boots

2019-07-1837:59

In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on Little Rock being ranked as one of the 12 best cities to live in by Outside Magazine, "Gotcha" ride share bicycles coming to Little Rock, and Little Rock's reinstatement of placing boots on vehicles for unpaid parking tickets .  We also discussed the new short-form digital interview series ArkanTalk with founder and host, Jimmy Warren.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
Meet me...

Meet me...

2019-07-1146:36

In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on the City naming July as Public Safety Month, the City's proposed creation of a Citizen Review Board and Women’s National Team World Cup Victory. In addition, we interview Pulaski County Circuit Clerk Terri Hollingsworth regarding her first 6 months in office and the Clerk’s initiative to register more voters in Pulaski County    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
The Aughts

The Aughts

2019-07-0352:42

In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy, #R3LRParks Task Force, the City of Little Rock's Frankly Reading Program, and the commencement of online sales tax in Arkansas.  We also interview former member of the Arkansas State Board of Education, Dr. Jay Barth, regarding his experience and outlook on State Board of Education and the takeover of the Little Rock School District.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
Two and Half Terms

Two and Half Terms

2019-06-2838:58

In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on the accomplishments of nominees of the 2018 Rock The Culture Women to Watch List. We also discuss Rep. Charles Blake’s transition to Chief of Staff for Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr., Little Rock’s plan for War Memorial and Hindman Golf Courses, and Little Rock’s Police Department’s revised No-Knock Warrant Policy.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on the City’s study to change the form of government, bond issues to improve quality of life, and Rep. Blake’s breakdown on the close of the legislative session. In addition, we provide rapid fire perspective on RockTopics. We also speak with Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. to discuss the first 100 days of his administration and his Little Rock 2020 Education Roadmap.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on the Central Arkansas Water’s efforts to secure additional fresh water sources, the Legislature’s attempt to extend the time that the State Board of Education can control the LRSD, and the location of LRPD’s license plate readers and security cameras.  In addition, we provide rapid fire perspective on a special edition of RockTopics regarding the life and legacy of Nipsey Hussle. We also discuss the experiences and musical career of LB Crew, contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on the cancellation of Riverfest 2019 and the Arkansas Legislature’s new attempt to pass legislation to implement a voucher program.  In addition, we provide rapid fire perspective on RockTopics. We also discuss intentionality in diversity, social responsibility, and the growth of Mosaic Church with Mark DeYmaz, author and pastor of Mosaic Church. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

2019-03-2552:03

In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on the LRSD’ hiring of a principal for the SouthWest High School, the City of Little Rock’s “A Bridge to Work” program to provide paid day labor to the homeless population, and Gov. Hutchinson’s support of the voucher program in Pulaski County.  In addition, we provide rapid fire perspective on RockTopics. We also discuss the “Tales from the Motherland” with Crystal C. Mercer, executive director at Local First Arkansas.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
#Always______

#Always______

2019-03-1839:06

In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on all things from the Arkansas legislature, including bills filed to return LRSD to local control, to move primary elections to March 2020, to alter the minimum wage ballot initiative, and to allow cities to designate entertainment districts .  In addition, we provide rapid fire perspective on Rock Topics.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arktimes-rock-the-culture/message
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