Government & Politics


Myron Jackson Remembers Bobby Hutton

Myron Jackson Remembers Bobby Hutton
2 weeks ago

Myron Jackson, CEO of The Design Group in Little Rock, took a long view of the civil rights and Black Lives Matter movements last month during an interview on multicultural marketing, reminding Whispers that George Floyd had a famous Arkansas-born forerunner.


COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

Restaurants & Food

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. read more >

UAMS Researchers Awarded $3.8M For 3 Projects

UAMS Researchers Awarded $3.8M For 3 Projects

Technology & Telecom

Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has been awarded a National Cancer Institute grant of more than $1.7 million to study ways bone therapy might repair damaged bone and prevent or delay relapse in myeloma patients. read more >

Jebaraj Gives Passing Grade to CARES Act

Jebaraj Gives Passing Grade to CARES Act This article is available only in print.

WhispersBanking & FinanceHealth Care

Mervin Jebaraj works at the University of Arkansas' Walton College of Business so it is apropos that he has a grade for the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >

Know Your News Source (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Know Your News Source (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionLegalTechnology & TelecomEditor's Note

Bumper-sticker mentality was a problem before social media, but it required acquiring a bumper sticker and deciding that sharing a nuance-free opinion with tail-gaters was worth putting sticky gunk on the car's bumper. Now spreading opinions — and, all too often, demonstrably false information from unknown sources — can be done with a click. read more >

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area now has a population of about 750,000, according to a report by Metroplan, the planning agency for Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties. read more >

Conway Firm Gets Grant for Educational Platform

Conway Firm Gets Grant for Educational Platform

Technology & Telecom

Zuni Learning Tree of Conway recently received a $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education to build a new feature for its namesake online educational platform. read more >