Joel Reagan speaks with Fort Smith Mayor George McGill. Mayor McGill speaks at length about the F-35 fighter jet training program coming to the area as well as foreign military sales. This program is expected to bring many people to the area. McGill also speaks about the new U.S. Marshals Museum and efforts to bring a children's museum to the area. The construction of a bridge for I-49 is a topic of discussion as this interstate continues to be built along western Arkansas. Upcoming Juneteenth and Independence Day celebrations are also topics. (http://www.FortSmithAR.gov/)
Original airdate: 5/28/2023
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Joel joined EMF in 2010 and he covers U.S. central states including major markets Dallas-Fort Worth and Kansas City.