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Up in Your Business is a weekly radio talk show in which Kerry McCoy, owner of Arkansas Flag and Banner, interviews successful business owners who share their story of ambition, entrepreneurship, and luck. It airs live every Friday, 2 pm CST, in Little Rock, Arkansas, on KABF, FM 88.3. Guests inspire listeners with their insights and life experiences. Join Kerry for this personal and provocative hour of engaging biographies. Listeners are encouraged to call with comments and questions. Read more of Kerry’s story…
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Air Date: August 18, 2017
Rivka Kuperman is the Stage Manager for the Arkansas Children’s Theatre at the Arkansas Arts Center. While growing up in Little Rock, Kuperman gained a strong work ethic as a young child thanks to her mother, a bankruptcy attorney, and her father, a gynecologist. Helping out with administration duties like taking phone calls, setting appointments, filing and even cleaning exam rooms in her spare time, Kuperman completed her high school education at Mount Saint Mary's. Afterwards, she attended the University of Central Arkansas where she majored in Theatre and minored in Interdisciplinary studies. Read More...
Air Date: August 11, 2017
A fifth-generation Arkansan and Little Rock native, Rett Tucker carries on a family tradition of business and civic leadership. He has an impressive track record in commercial brokerage and development over the past 33 years. For his professional and civic achievements, he has won numerous awards. Tucker, a Certified Public Accountant, has a B.S. in Commerce from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas. Read More...
Air Date: August 4, 2017
Kerry talks candidly with Kate Askew, owner of Yella Dog Press in Little Rock, Arkansas. Kerry says, “Kate is so interesting, her love of books has led her career in a fascinating direction. I can’t wait for Kate to teach us about historical printing, her estate sale escapades and tell us about the business of being an online reseller.”
Air Date: July 28, 2017
We revisited Kerry's interview with Skip Rutherford from the Clinton School of Public Service. He is a long-standing figure in Arkansas politics, working as a key advisor on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign and later serving as president of the Clinton Foundation and as dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Rutherford also led the effort to plan the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, which would garner him several awards.
Air Date: July 21, 2017
Restauranteur Sami Lal, is innately aware of this human connection as evidenced by the way he speaks and treats everyone, that comes into his establishment. Sami was born in India north of Punjab, near the famed Golden Temple. He started in the restaurant business in 1973 as a supervisor of a continental cuisine restaurant in West Germany. Eventually, Sami landed in Dallas Texas where he lived and worked for several years. He then moved to Little Rock and founded the Star of India, an unassuming restaurant known for its fragrant spices, above average service and Sami’s unwavering hospitality and love of life and people.
Air Date: July 14, 2017
General Wesley Clark, CEO of Wesley K Clark & Associates. During his 38 years of service in the United States Army, Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Since retiring from the military in 2000, he has become an investment banker, businessman, commentator, author and teacher. In September 2003, he answered the call to stand as a Democratic candidate for President of the United States, where his campaign won the state of Oklahoma and launched him to national prominence before he returned to the private sector in February 2004. Clark has chaired several public and private companies, and is a progressive leader in pursuing energy solutions.
Air Date: July 7, 2017
Michele Fincher, owner of Healing Points Acupuncture clinic. Fincher is dedicated to bringing relief and healthy vitality to individuals, children, and families of all ages throughout the Natural State via traditional Chinese Medicine. Fincher is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Arkansas and California, and is a nationally certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine.
Air Date: June 30, 2017
Managing Partner and Founder of Rebecca A. Rice & Associates. Rebecca Rice has been a financial planner for 28 years. Her breadth of experience helps her clients navigate all aspects of gaining financial freedom and wealth management. Read More....
Air Date: June 16, 2017
Giovanni (Gio) Bruno, one of the owners of Bruno’s Little Italy – an award winning Italian restaurant in downtown Little Rock. Vincenzo Gennaro Nicolo (Vince) Bruno, Giovanni (Gio) Bruno and their brother, James Earnest Bruno (who goes by Jay) are the local scions of the late restaurateur Vincenzo “Jimmy” Bruno. All of the brothers worked in the restaurant at some point in their lives, and they’ve come back together so they can re-create it in a way that their father would immediately recognize... just in a new location on Little Rock’s historic Main Street. Read more...
Air Date: June 16, 2017
Richard Deutsch, Owner of Piano Kraft located on South Main in Little Rock, came to the Natural State after selling pianos for many years in Dallas, Texas. He and his family made the move and have been committed to the Little Rock community ever since.
Air Date: June 9, 2017
John Cain, is a man who experienced the south go through Jim Crow to desegregation and has been a familiar radio voice for half a century in central Arkansas. He is also known for his efforts to preserve African-American culture in Arkansas. Cain is program director of community radio station KABF-FM 88.3 and host of KUAR's 52nd Street Jazz for more than three decades.
Air Date: June 2, 2017
Tommy Jameson of Jameson Architects P.A. is a native Arkansan who graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1977, and has lived in Little Rock since that time. After becoming interested in historic architecture during his senior year of college, Tommy purchased his first historic home shortly after graduation. Since that time, he and his wife have rehabilitated three more historic homes.
Air Date: May 26, 2017
Kerry’s guest this week is James “Skip” Rutherford. He is a long-standing figure in Arkansas politics, working as a key advisor on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign and later serving as president of the Clinton Foundation and as dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Rutherford also led the effort to plan the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, which would garner him several awards.
Air Date: May 19, 2017
This week’s guest is DeAnna Korte, Executive Director of Riverfest, Inc. from 2004 to present. Riverfest has become the largest festival in Arkansas. DeAnna leads all aspects of Riverfest operations, manages a $2.8 million budget and leads a team of 250 volunteers. Amazingly she accomplishes this with only one full-time and two part-time employees assisting her
Air Date: May 12, 2017
On the show this week is, Don Dugan, owner operator of Stratton’s Market & Skye’s Bistro. Don was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1969, and is a Parkview High School grad class of 1987, who went on to attend both ASU and UALR. Over the next 30 years he has built quite an extensive and expansive culinary industry resume, spanning throughout central Arkansas. As many of us have started with humble beginnings so has Don Dugan. His first restaurant job (Shoney’s on Markham 1984) began his career path with the first steps of learning his now current trade. He began as so many in the field of customer service as a dish washer and server. Read More...
Air Date: May 5, 2017
In 1974, Alan Leveritt and a few friends launched the Arkansas Times, an alternative monthly magazine that provided political and cultural news to the state. Leveritt had gotten his start in the media business during his college days in the early 1970s at Little Rock University, now the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). He founded and operated an independent student newspaper, Essence. On its editorial page, Essence supported Leveritt’s personal politics, which embraced the ideas of libertarianism and the Young Americans for Freedom party. Read More …
Air Date: April 28, 2017
Ann has been actively involved in historic preservation and restoration since 1994. She is co-owner and a conservator of Bryan & Devan Conservation with her daughter, Laura Curtner. Both Ann and Laura are members of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. As a Clinical Instructor at UCA, her courses include History of Architecture, Interiors and Furnishings and Historic Preservation.
Air Date: April 21, 2017
Jean-Paul Francoeur: Jean-Paul built a thriving personal-training business and he owned the a high-end heath club called JP Fitness for 16 years before he sold it in 2008. He was the “Golf Performance and Functional Training Specialist” at Alotian Golf Club several years and now is a certified ARPwave therapist helping people with injuries and chronic pain get back to living life to the fullest.
Air Date: April 14, 2017
Wade Rathke has worked for and founded a series of organizations dedicated to winning social justice, workers rights, and a democracy where “the people shall rule”. He began his career as an organizer for the NWRO (National Welfare Rights Organization) in Springfield, Massachusetts. After beginning with NWRO, Rathke started an organization in Arkansas that would have a base in the general community, not just welfare recipients.
Air Date: April 7, 2017
Kerry’s guest this week is Father Fred Ball of San Damiano Ecumenical Catholic Church. Father Fred Ball, started San Damiano in early 2006 with his wife (yes, his wife — that’s a big difference between Roman Catholicism and ecumenical Catholicism).
Air Date: March 31, 2017
Joe Calhoun of Calhoun Law Firm has over twenty-five years of legal and business related experience in commercial litigation and client counseling, especially in the intellectual property fields.Read More …
Air Date: March 24, 2017
Kerry’s guest this week is 3rd generation jeweler Laura Stanley. She reinvented herself professionally following last year’s closure of her family’s business, Stanley Jewelers Gemologists. Stanley Jewelers closed its doors after eight decades in business. Laura now works by appointment only. She has a great selection of estate jewelry for clients to choose from, can Read More …
Air Date: March 17, 2017
Tune in to hear Kerry’s guests talk about AETN’s up-coming “Dream Land” documentary! Tune in to hear Kerry talk with her guests from AETN and the Dream Land documentary. Her guests will include: DeWayne Wilbur- AETN Director of Operations, Tanisha Joe- AETN Creative Director, Gabe Mayhan- Director of Photography for Dream Land and Casey Sanders-Read More …
Air Date: March 10, 2017
Lorre Moore-Parrish is the co-owner of Sheridan White Rock, Inc. located near Sheridan, Arkansas. Sheridan White Rock, Inc. is a second-generation family business that Parrish runs with her sister, Tera Harper. The sisters have been co-owners for the past 14 years. Sheridan White Rock, Inc. mines a rare, milky white quartz sold for landscaping, epoxy Read More …
Air Date: March 3, 2017
Due to a scheduling conflict, this week Kerry hosted a look back at previous broadcasts. The show featured three guests from various backgrounds with information to help businesses of all types. Barry Corkern, financial expert was featured along with the owner of Chef Shuttle, Ryan Herget and artist and gallery owner Matt McLeod. Read More …