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Yep. FirstArkansasNews.net does some audio, too. You'll find some interviews with politicians, a bit of old time radio, news here and there -- fun stuff.


Yep. We do some audio, too.

News, politics, some old time radio -- fun stuff.

Download Wikipedia Brown - Rue  Britannica (Episode 1)  06-09-2011 (12.14 MB)

Duration: 16:40 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 101.8367766045 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Wikipedia Brown - Rue Britannica (Episode 1)

  • Wikipedia Brown - Rue  Britannica (Episode 1)
  • What's the newest modern audio theater series at First Arkansas News?

    Why, it's Wikipedia Brown, of course!

    Fun? You'd better believe it. Listen to it and see for yourself.




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Download Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 4 -- Debtor's Couch  09-08-2011 (13.82 MB)

Duration: 20:12 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 95.670664744557 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 4 -- Debtor's Couch

  • Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 4 -- Debtor's Couch
  • What? Another episode of the Super Weasel Lawyer Team?

    Yes, indeed! We're all the way up to episode no. 4, a charming little program entitled "Debtor's Couch." Give it a listen and laugh it up, folks.

    Like what you hear? Help us out by heading to the Super Weasel Lawyer Store and picking up some swag. You'll be glad you did. 




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Download Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 3 -- The Occasional Murder Pays the Bills  03-08-2011 (8.88 MB)

Duration: 13:22 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 92.817730310282 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 3 -- The Occasional Murder Pays the Bills

  • Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 3 -- The Occasional Murder Pays the Bills
  • Here it is -- yet another original production from First Arkansas News.

    What's going on in the third episode of the Super Weasel Lawyer Team? Plenty -- there's a cannibal running loose through the Team's offices in the Stripmall of Justice, Theotis' relationship with a shanty tramp is exposed and calamity is everywhere (as usual). Fun, fun, fun galore so enjoy it.

    By the way, we're selling swag over at the Super Weasel Lawyer Store, so click here and see what dandy stuff you can buy and show your support for the team.

    Stay tuned -- we'll have another episode up before you know it.




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Download Parkview United Methodist Church -- Sermon from July 3, 2011  04-07-2011 (9.44 MB)

Duration: 15:01 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 87.90126043569 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Parkview United Methodist Church -- Sermon from July 3, 2011

  • Parkview United Methodist Church -- Sermon from July 3, 2011
  • Yes, Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton, Ark., has a new pastor in the Rev. Natasha Murray-Norman. July 3 was her second sermon at Parkview and she touched on Independence Day, communion and a whole lot of subjects.

    Oh, and we'll have a decent picture of her one day. Technical problems, you see, in the way of a blurry photo.

    Enjoy, and keep this in mind -- if you're looking for a church home, Parkview holds Sunday services at 10:45 a.m. and is located at 514 N. Border St. Pay us a visit!




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Download Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 1 -- Weasels, Weasels, Everywhere  02-07-2011 (9.88 MB)

Duration: 14:24 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 95.948125926262 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 1 -- Weasels, Weasels, Everywhere

  • Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 1 -- Weasels, Weasels, Everywhere
  • Here it is -- the first episode of Super Weasel Lawyer Team, a series that we at First Arkansas News are certain is destined for greatness.

    In this episode, the members of the Super Weasel Lawyer Team scheme against their father and try to figure out whether he's worth more dead or alive. What will they decide? What advice will they take from a yellow accountant? Listen in and find out for yourself.

    By the way, you can show your support for both this fantastic series and the people responsible for it (more on them in a minute) by clicking away and visiting the Super Weasel Lawyer Store.

    So, who is responsible for this fine production? Quite a few people, actually. Edwin E. Smith provided the script and the story while Ethan C. Nobles is the one to blame for the concept, music and technical geekery. The voice actors were Randall Earnest, Mason Newberry and Allen Wright. None of them get a dime off of this, so why not show some support by heading over to the aforementioned shirt and picking up a stylish tee shirt or a coffee mug?

    Here's the legal stuff -- copyright 2011, FirstArkansasNews.net -- all rights reserved.




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Download Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 2 -- Hypnoto Cometh  02-07-2011 (10.62 MB)

Duration: 15:13 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 97.585870459096 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 2 -- Hypnoto Cometh

  • Super Weasel Lawyer Team Episode 2 -- Hypnoto Cometh
  • The action heats up in the second episode of the Super Weasel Lawyer Team as our fearless crew encounters a new nemesis -- Hypnoto, the Hypnotist of the Future!

    What will come of the encounter? What makes Hypnoto such a threat? Listen to the show and find out, ace!

    By the way, you can show your support for both this fantastic series and the people responsible for it (more on them in a minute) by clicking away and visiting the Super Weasel Lawyer Store.

    So, who is responsible for this fine production? Quite a few people, actually. Edwin E. Smith provided the script and the story while Ethan C. Nobles is the one to blame for the concept, music and technical geekery. The voice actors were Randall Earnest, Mason Newberry, Allen Wright and Debbie Wright. None of them get a dime off of this, so why not show some support by heading over to the aforementioned shirt and picking up a stylish tee shirt or a coffee mug?

    Here's the legal stuff -- copyright 2011, FirstArkansasNews.net -- all rights reserved.




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Download Mike Denton -- communities respond to domestic violence  10-04-2011 (2.86 MB)

Duration: 4:45 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 84.166955037125 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Mike Denton -- communities respond to domestic violence

  • Mike Denton -- communities respond to domestic violence
  • Travis County Court Division 4 Judge Mike Denton of Austin, Texas, says good things happen when communities respond to domestic violence.

    Denton will be one of the presenters at the Best Practices for Domestic Violence and Child Custody continuing legal education (CLE) seminar scheduled for April 15 in Fayetteville, Ark. The seminar is worth 5.5 hours of CLE and is sponsored by Legal Aid of Arkansas. You can find out more information about the seminar by clicking here.

    First Arkansas News is the proud media sponsor of the seminar.

    The attached interview with Denton was done by Steve Gibbs. Here's a warning -- the audio isn't the best quality, but the subject matter is great.




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Download John Mikesch -- domestic abuse and how to escape it  06-04-2011 (2.47 MB)

Duration: 4:15 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 81.34201025641 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

John Mikesch -- domestic abuse and how to escape it

  • John Mikesch -- domestic abuse and how to escape it
  • John Mikesch, an attorney with Taylor Law Partners in Fayetteville, gives some advice on how people trapped in abusive situations can escape them.

    He will be speaking on April 15 at a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar in Fayetteville hosted by Legal Aid of Arkansas on April 15. For more information on that seminar and to register for it, click here for a handy form. Attorneys attending the seminar are eligible for 5.5 hours of CLE credit. First Arkansas News is the proud media sponsor of that event.

    Steve Gibbs interviewed Mikesch, who gave a bit of a preview of the subject he'll address at the seminar and offered up some solid advice for people who are victims of domestic abuse and want to find ways out of those relationships. So, give the podcast a listen and hear what the lawyer has to say on the subject.




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Download Alene Bryson -- domestic violence and immigration law  25-03-2011 (2.6 MB)

Duration: 5:07 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 70.943799982985 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Alene Bryson -- domestic violence and immigration law

  • Alene Bryson -- domestic violence and immigration law
  • Alene Bryson is a Fayetteville attorney who specializes in immigration law.

    Steve Gibbs caught up with her an interviewed her about a fascinating concept -- the U-Visa. What is that? It allows victims of domestic violence to apply for adjusted status in the United States. Bryson is out to educate attorneys, judges, law enforcement officials, etc. about how to use the U-Visa to assist foreign-born battered spouses and children.

    Bryson will speak at the Best Practices for Domestic Violence and Child Custody continuing legal education (CLE) seminar hosted by Arkansas Legal Services Partnership on April 15 in Fayetteville at the Church at Arkansas (click here for more information about that event, which nets 5.5 hours of CLE for attorneys).

    It's worth mentioning that First Arkansas News is the proud media sponsor of this event. It's a worthwhile event that addresses an important issuem so we want to do what we can to spread the word.

    Here's a warning -- this is not high quality audio, although it's very listenable. The information, however, is great so please spend a few minutes to hear wat Bryson has to say about domestic violence and U-Visas.




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Download Asa Hutchinson encourages lawyers to donate time  23-03-2011 (2.75 MB)

Duration: 6:00 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Asa Hutchinson encourages lawyers to donate time

  • Asa Hutchinson encourages lawyers to donate time
  • Asa Hutchinson was an Arkansas congressman, gubernatorial candidate, U.S. attorney, federal Drug Enforcement administrator and first under secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

    He is also a Rogers attorney who believes attorneys should do some pro bono work in order to make sure everyone has equal access to the courts system. He's volunteered in the field of elderly law for years and encourages the elderly to protect their rights and for attorneys to give some time to help them.




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Download Asa Hutchinson to speak to elders, attorneys on March 24 in Siloam Springs, Ark.  23-03-2011 (2.83 MB)

Duration: 6:11 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Asa Hutchinson to speak to elders, attorneys on March 24 in Siloam Springs, Ark.

  • Asa Hutchinson to speak to elders, attorneys on March 24 in Siloam Springs, Ark.
  • sa Hutchinson was an Arkansas congressman, gubernatorial candidate, U.S. attorney, federal Drug Enforcement administrator and first under secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

    He is also a Rogers attorney who believes attorneys should do some pro bono work in order to make sure everyone has equal access to the courts system. He's volunteered in the field of elderly law for years and encourages the elderly to protect their rights and for attorneys to give some time to help them

    He'll be speaking to the elderly and attorneys on March 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Siloam Springs Senior Activity Center. Click here for more information about that free event.




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Download The Bickersons -- Deep Sea Treasure Enterprise  28-10-2010 (13.86 MB)

Duration: 30:17 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

The Bickersons -- Deep Sea Treasure Enterprise

  • The Bickersons -- Deep Sea Treasure Enterprise
  • The Bickersons are at it again -- fighting, loving, living. Great stuff.

    By the way, make sure to stop by here from time to time -- the intrepid Edwin Smith and I are putting together some modern audio theater. We'll start posting episodes as soon as we get time adn find some talented voice actors who don't mind working for free.

    Meanwhile, this episode is from 1946. The Bickersons, for those not familiar, is an old time radio series about a married couple that gripes at each other almost constantly.

     Enjoy!




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Download The Bickersons - The Snore Ball  04-10-2010 (13.62 MB)

Duration: 29:45 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 22050 HZ

The Bickersons - The Snore Ball

  • The Bickersons - The Snore Ball
  • This is the first in a series of The Bickersons episodes that will by podcast by First Arkansas News. The Bickersons, starring Don Ameche and Francis Langford, began in 1946 on NBC, moved to CBS a year later and ran until 1951.

    This episode, The Snore Ball, was the NBC debut. The Bickersons, by the way, were one of the first feuding married couples on radio -- a novelty in an era where domestic life was conveyed as primarily tranquil and usually blissful.

    We'll run a lot of Bickerson's epidoses here at First Arkansas News as the series is an absolute hoot and has often been overlooked. Also, these episodes will serve as a bit of a placeholder -- iTunes just picked up our podcasts and Edwin Smith and I are working on a modern audio drama series of our own. Stay tuned for details on that...

    This episode is courtesy of the OTR Section of the Internet Archive. Enjoy and stop in for more episodes in the near future.




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Download Interview with John Thurston, Republican running for Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands  10-06-2010 (11.61 MB)

Duration: 8:27 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 192 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Interview with John Thurston, Republican running for Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands

  • Interview with John Thurston, Republican running for Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands
  • The primaries and runoffs are ovier so now it's time to start thinking about the November elections here in scenic Arkansas. John Thurston, a Republican from Bigelow, is a candidate for the Commissioner of State Lands office.

    He didn't have to worry about a runoff as he is the only Republican in the race'. Now, however, is the time for him to get busy. He faces Jonesboro Democrat L.J. Bryant in the November election.

    Thurston said there's hasn't been a Republican land commissioner since the office was created over 140 years ago. Will Thurston be the first Republican in Arkansas to hold that office? That's up to the voters, isn't it?

    For more information, visit JohnThurston.org.




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Download Interview with Monty Davenport, Democrat running for Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands  08-06-2010 (6.63 MB)

Duration: 4:50 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 192 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Interview with Monty Davenport, Democrat running for Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands

  • Interview with Monty Davenport, Democrat running for Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands
  • Monty Davenport, a Democrat and Arkansas legislator from Yellville, is running for Commissioner of State Lands. He can't run for another term in the state House of Representatives due to term limit laws.

    He faces a June 8 run-off against L.J. Bryant of Jonesboro. The winner of that race will face Republican John Thurston in the November general election.

    Mark Wilcox, a Democrat, is the current land commissioner. He can't run again due to term limits laws and he is running for the Secretary of State's office. He's got a run-off of his own on June 8 against Democrat Pat O'Brien.

    For more information, visit VoteMontyDavenport.com.




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Download Interview with Mark Wilcox, Democrat running for Arkansas Secretary of State's office  03-05-2010 (8.8 MB)

Duration: 9:37 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Interview with Mark Wilcox, Democrat running for Arkansas Secretary of State's office

  • Interview with Mark Wilcox, Democrat running for Arkansas Secretary of State's office
  • Mark Wilcox is the current commissioner of state lands. As per Arkansas term limit laws, he is prohibited from serving a third term in that office.

    He is running for secretary of state and is facing Pat O'Brien and Doris Tate in the May 18 primary. The Democrat who emerges from that race will face Republican Mark Martin in the November general election.

    The office is open this year as Charlie Daniels, the incumbent, can't run again due to term limits laws. Daniels was the commissioner of state lands prior to being elected secretary of state in 2002 and he's now running for auditor of state with no major party opposition.

    For more information, visit electmarkwilcox.com.




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Download Interview with Doris Tate, Democrat running for Arkansas Secretary of State's office  02-05-2010 (8.73 MB)

Duration: 9:32 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Interview with Doris Tate, Democrat running for Arkansas Secretary of State's office

  • Interview with Doris Tate, Democrat running for Arkansas Secretary of State's office
  • Doris Tate, the Sebastian County clerk and recorder, is running for the Arkansas Secretary of State's office. She's got a primary coming up on May 18 against Pat Obrien and Mark Wilcox. The Democrat who emerges from that race will face Republic Mark Martin in the November general election.

    The office is open this year as Charlie Daniels, the incumbent, can't run again due to term limits laws. Daniels was the commissioner of state lands prior to being elected secretary of state in 2002 and he's now running for auditor of state with no major party opposition.

    Visit TateForState.com for more information.




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Download Interview with Pat O'Brien, Democrat running  for Arkansas Secretary of State's office  30-04-2010 (10.85 MB)

Duration: 11:51 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Interview with Pat O'Brien, Democrat running for Arkansas Secretary of State's office

  • Interview with Pat O'Brien, Democrat running  for Arkansas Secretary of State's office
  • Pat O'Brien -- Pulaski County Clerk -- is a Democrat running for the Secretary of State's office. He's got a primary coming up on May 18 agasint Doris Tate and Mark Wilcox. The winner of that race will face Republican Mark Martin in the November general elections.

    The office is open this year as Charlie Daniels, the incumbent, can't run again due to term limits laws. Daniels was the commissioner of state lands prior to being elected secretary of state in 2002 and he's now running for auditor of state with no major party opposition.

    Visit PatOBrienForArkansas.com for more information.




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Download Interview with Mark Martin, Republican and candidate for Arkansas Secretary of State's office  29-04-2010 (10.05 MB)

Duration: 10:59 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Interview with Mark Martin, Republican and candidate for Arkansas Secretary of State's office

  • Interview with Mark Martin, Republican and candidate for Arkansas Secretary of State's office
  • Mark Martin -- state representative from Prairie Grove by way of the Arkansas Delta -- is the lone Republican in this year's election for the Secretary of State's office.

    He, then, is focused on the November general election while the three Democrats running for the office -- Pat O'Brien, Doris Tate and Mark Wilcox -- have a primary on May 18.

    The office is open this year as Charlie Daniels, the incumbent, can't run again due to term limits laws. Daniels was the commissioner of state lands prior to being elected secretary of state in 2002 and he's now running for auditor of state with no major party opposition.

    Visit ElectMarkMartin.com if you want to take a look at the candidate's campaign site.

    The intro and outro music, by the way, is by Ethan C. Nobles and you can dowload more of that racket by clicking here.




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Download April Charney - Foreclosure  23-04-2010 (15.36 MB)

Duration: 16:47 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

April Charney - Foreclosure

  • April Charney - Foreclosure
  • April Carrie Charney, senior staff attorney at the Jacksonville, Florida, Area Legal Aid, presented a program to housing counselors attending the Preventing Foreclosure Seminar in Fayetteville on April 22. The event, held April 22 and 23, was put on by Legal Aid of Arkansas.

    Charney said consumers going through foreclosure may have legal rights that they don't yet realize. Charney visited with attorneys, housing counselors and Realtors to discuss those rights and how to access them during the seminar.




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