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Newscast for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023.

On today's agenda:

-Arkansas lawmakers debate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives in public colleges and universities

-Advocates protest against unsafe working conditions, child labor at the Northwest Arkansas headquarters of Tyson Foods

-Experts on identifying and preventing human trafficking meet in Little Rock this week

-A Democratic state lawmaker discusses a ballot measure to exempt menstrual products from sales tax

-The Delta Regional Authority awards $2.3 million for six rural infrastructure projects in Arkansas

Listen to live newscasts from Little Rock Public Radio each weekday during NPR's Morning Edition from 6 to 9 a.m., during All Things Considered from 4 to 6 p.m., and online at littlerockpublicradio.org.

Daniel Breen is News Director of Little Rock Public Radio.