Frank Barnett http://wrkf.org en Land, Air, Water, Wildlife: Why Does it Matter to You? http://wrkf.org/post/land-air-water-wildlife-why-does-it-matter-you <p></p><p>Saturday June 21, 2014 is the first day of summer; the season for play-time, vacations and - if you can take the heat - enjoying the great outdoors.</p><p>Back in April, we set up our recording booth at the Earth Day Festival in downtown Baton Rouge and we heard from people about their love for the environment.</p><p>They told us about things like growing up with recycling parents and watching the Louisiana coastline recede when we asked a simple question: Land, Air, Water, Wildlife - Why does it matter to you?</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That was Freda </span>Yarborough<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Dunne, Bob Williamson, Lindsey Short, </span>Ramesh<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Subramanian<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Amy Canada, </span>Marifer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Manns<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Antoine Mitchell, Kyle </span>Hymell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and kids Ethan Ferguson and Christa Bartholomew.</span></p><p>They stepped into the WRKF Recording Booth at the Earth Day Festival in April to tell us why the environment matters.</p><p>Look for the WRKF Recording Booth at events near you in the year to come.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:16:34 +0000 Frank Barnett 28291 at http://wrkf.org Land, Air, Water, Wildlife: Why Does it Matter to You? WEDNESDAY: LABI Pres. Stephen Waguespack; Sen. Ben Nevers; and Assoc. LSU AD Michael Bonnette http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-labi-pres-stephen-waguespack-sen-ben-nevers-and-assoc-lsu-ad-michael-bonnette <p>Jim Nickel, former Democratic Campaign Advisor/Director and now with Courson Nickel, LLC, hosts today's show while Jim is away.</p><p>Stephen Waguespack, President of LABI (Louisiana Association of Business and Industry), joins Jim as the first guest and discusses recent legislation (SB 469) signed by Governor Bobby Jindal&nbsp;that squashes a lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East against 97 Oil &amp; Gas Companies. They as well discuss the recent decision by the Governor to speak out against Common Core.</p><p>Louisiana State Senator Ben Nevers&nbsp;joins today's line-up of guests and discusses his Public School Choice Act bill which is awaiting the Governor's decision. He as well touches on the recent anti-fracking&nbsp;push by the St. Tammany&nbsp;Parish Council.</p><p>Michael Bonnette, the LSU Associate Athletics Director and Sports Information Director wraps up this past year in LSU Athletics; a year that saw great performances not only in football, but golf and gymnastics as well. Also, Michael talks about the highly anticipated new SEC Network for television; who can get it, and who benefits?</p><p></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:12:21 +0000 Frank Barnett 27846 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: AP's Melinda Deslatte & The Advocate's Lanny Keller; also LA Sportsman Editor Andy Crawford http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-aps-melinda-deslatte-advocates-lanny-keller-also-la-sportsman-editor-andy-crawford <p>Today, Robert Travis Scott has Melinda Deslatte of The Associated Press and Lanny&nbsp;Keller of The Advocate to discuss the "winners" and "losers" of this years Louisiana Legislative Session. Some of the "winners" they discuss: Oil &amp; Gas Companies and Payday Lenders to name a few. "Losers": Most of the Democratic bills. Tune in to hear the rest.</p><p>Also, Editor of the Louisiana Sportsman Andy Crawford joins Robert in the last segment to discuss the coastal protection, the recent saltwater fishing license fee increase, how to catch a Redfish, and much, much more.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:15:50 +0000 Frank Barnett 27787 at http://wrkf.org