Common Ground Conversations

The Alaskan Solution

It may not seem like it on a 95-degree day in Arkansas, but we've got a lot in common with Alaska. Our people are resilient, gritty, independent-minded. That's why the new laws brought and passed by the people of Alaska on how they'll elect their leaders is so...

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The Who’s Running for What Podcast Episode

Full Transcript Misty: Hey, everybody. Welcome to Common Ground Arkansas’ podcast. I am Misty Orpin, executive director of Common Ground Arkansas. Jim: And I’m Jim Hendren. It’s good to be back and do another podcast. Misty: And so today we thought we’d talk about...

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Meet Our Board

Download Press Release Common Ground Arkansas is pleased to announce the membership of its board of directors. The 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization was founded by Sen. Hendren in February to provide a balance in Arkansas politics and support problem solving leadership...

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Dissecting the 2021 Legislative Session

Sen. Jim Hendren and Misty Orpin from Common Ground Arkansas recap the 2021 Arkansas Legislative Session with a focus on some of the overarching themes. Sen. Hendren gives a behind the scenes look at why the session unfolded the way it did, while Misty talks about how...

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