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The Arkansas Podcast Collaborative Launches to Support Local Podcasters

Arkansas Podcast Collaborative

The Arkansas Podcast Collaborative has been founded to empower and support the state's podcasting industry.

  • ARKAST Festival: The APC’s initiative includes a week-long podcasting festival, "ARKAST," with workshops, events, and a podcast "pitch contest" for those in the nascent stage.

  • Resources: The APC provides a variety of resources to help podcasters master the skills needed to launch, produce, promote and monetize their projects.

Learn more about the free membership program for Arkansas-based podcasters HERE.

Restaurant News

ICYMI: Two Hands Korean-Style Corn Dog Chain Expands to Little Rock

Two Hands Fresh Corn Dogs

Two Hands Fresh Corn Dogs, a Korean-style corn dog restaurant, is coming to Little Rock with its own unique twist on hot dogs, made with mochi and wheat batter and creative toppings.

  • Dog days: From a Spicy Dog with Hot Cheetos powder and a Potato Dog coated with potato cubes to the Injeolmi Dog (a type of rice cake), the menu has something for everyone.

  • Location: The Pleasant Ridge Town Center will soon be home to Two Hands at 11525 Cantrell Rd. No. 914.

Stay up to date with the latest Two Hands news HERE.


Blue Sail Coffee Expands to 465 Walmart Stores Across Southern US, Partners with Ocean Blue Project to Remove One Million Pounds of Plastic from Oceans by 2026

Blue Sail Coffee

Blue Sail Coffee, founded nine years ago in Conway by Kyle Tabor, has recently undergone an exciting expansion into 465 Walmart stores across the southern US.

  • From cot to coast: Started in 2014 from the back of Front Street shop, Blue Sail Coffee's recent expansion to Walmart stores is a testament to its drive for success.

  • Mission to clean up: Tabor is making sure their success has a mission: partnering with the Ocean Blue Project to remove one million pounds of plastic from the world's oceans by 2026.

Learn more about the Ocean Blue Project and their partnership with Blue Sail HERE.


LRCVB Launches River Market Live Event Series in August 2023

Little Rock River Market

River Market Live kicks off in Little Rock in August, 2023 with a monthly series featuring live performances from local talent!

  • Diverse lineup: Hosted by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, River Market Live has something for everyone with Rock, R&B, Bluegrass/Country, and Hip-Hop featured throughout the month.

  • Take a seat: Chairs will be provided, but people can bring their own – and River Market Live is even pet-friendly.

For more information, read the press release HERE.

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In other news…

  • Teachers in training: The Little Rock School District approved a residency program for UALR students to teach in the school district.

  • Moody's camp: Moses Moody hosted a basketball camp in Little Rock, the first time he's done this.

  • New laws: Here's a list of several new laws going into effect in Arkansas as of Aug 1.

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