Kristy Nichols http://wrkf.org en FRIDAY: Bobby Theriot; Kristy Nichols; Renee Chatelain; Christopher Guith http://wrkf.org/post/friday-bobby-theriot-kristy-nichols-renee-chatelain-christopher-guith <p>Former LSU Baseball player Bobby Theriot&nbsp;discusses the team that won the 1961 SEC Championship, and what it was like to be a part of it.</p><p>Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols talks with Jim about Medicaid, the budget revenue, and whether or not there really is a budget crisis.</p><p>Renee Chatelain, Executive Director of the Manship&nbsp;Theatre, stops by the studio to promote the European Film Festival which is being held tonight, May 9th at 6:30pm at the Manship Theatre downtown.</p><p>Vice President for Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, Christopher Guith, talks with Jim about the "shale revolution" happening in La. and what it means for the country environmentally&nbsp;and economically.</p><p>The Kid's Orchestra Executive Director Jody Hanet and Artistic Director Dr. Jovan Zikovic stop by to promote the Kid's Orchestra Spring Concert being held at the Christian Life Academy May 10th at 4:00pm.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:33:07 +0000 Jim Engster 26344 at http://wrkf.org Feds Give LSU Hospital Deals Thumbs Down http://wrkf.org/post/feds-give-lsu-hospital-deals-thumbs-down <p>Louisiana got some bad news from the federal Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) late last Friday. CMS says “no deal” on six of the LSU hospital public-private partnerships.</p><p>“I don’t know what their issue is, but it appears that the basis for the denial is related to the means of financing—specifically as it relates to the advance lease payments,” Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols told the House Appropriations committee Monday.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 26169 at http://wrkf.org Feds Give LSU Hospital Deals Thumbs Down THURSDAY: Author A.E. Hotchner; Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-author-ae-hotchner-commissioner-administration-kristy-nichols <p>Jim speaks with Ernest Hemingway biographer A.E. Hotchner about his latest book "O.J. in the Morning, G&amp;T at Night".</p><p>Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols discusses Governor Jindal's budget and tax reform proposals.</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:49:24 +0000 Jim Engster 6774 at http://wrkf.org