Debbie Allen http://wrkf.org en WEDNESDAY: Actress Debbie Allen; Politico Gus Weill; State Rep. Ted James; AARP Rep. Andrew Muhl http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-actress-debbie-allen-politico-gus-weill-state-rep-ted-james-aarp-rep-andrew-muhl <p>Director, actress, dancer Debbie Allen talks with Jim about her upcoming show <em>Pepito's Story</em> coming to the Manship Theater March 13th - 16th, as well as what it's like to direct an episode of the television show <em>Scandal</em>.</p><p>Louisiana politico Gus Weill drops in on his 81st birthday to talk about presidents Roosevelt, Obama, and a possible future Jindal.</p><p>Louisiana State Rep. Ted James and AARP representative Andrew Muhl talk with Jim about Rep. James' upcoming bill which seeks to cap the Payday Lending loans. These loans, argue's Rep. James, come with outrageously high interest rates and affect thousands who end up finding themselves spiraling into more and more debt.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:14:43 +0000 Jim Engster 23649 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Education Expert Diane Ravitch, Actress Debbie Allen, BR Ballet's Molly Buchmann http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-education-expert-diane-ravitch-actress-debbie-allen-br-ballets-molly-buchmann <p>Jim chats with education historian and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch talks about education reforms in Louisiana and recent court rulings against their constitutionality.</p><p>Actress, dancer, choreographer, producer &amp; director Debbie Allen visits to talk about her annual&nbsp; Debbie Allen Dance Academy performance here in Baton Rouge; a tribute to former Arts Council of GBR director Derek Gordon, who passed away last year.</p><p>Baton Rouge Ballet Artistic Director Molly Buchmann talks about the annual Spring Concert and other upcoming events.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:03:45 +0000 Jim Engster 7411 at http://wrkf.org