Pope Francis I http://wrkf.org en FRIDAY: LSU Professor Stephen Andes, Medicaid and Budget Issues, Buddhist Monk Anam Thubten http://wrkf.org/post/friday-lsu-professor-stephen-andes-medicaid-and-budget-issues-buddhist-monk-anam-thubten <p>Jim talks with LSU Latin American Studies professor Stephen Andes, about Pope Francis I, the first South American pontiff, and the first from the western hemisphere.</p><p>Jan Moller, director of the Louisiana Budget Project, talks about the 62nd annual Gridiron show this weekend, which skewers local politics and events. Jan is joined by Sophia Kunen and Michael Stagg, with Forward Louisiana, to talk about Governor Jindal's tax reform proposal and why Louisiana should accept the Medicaid expansion that's part of the federal health care reforms.</p><p>Buddhist monk Anam Thubten discusses the recent rash of self-immolations among monks and holy men in his home country. He''ll speak locally this weekend at the Agame Meditation Center on Acadian.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:57:10 +0000 Jim Engster 7834 at http://wrkf.org THURSDAY: Child Welfare Expert Dr. Mark Courtney, Ad Exec Hunter Territo, Dan Borne http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-child-welfare-expert-dr-mark-courtney-ad-exec-hunter-territo-dan-borne <p>Jim talks with child welfare specialist Dr. Mark Courtney, from the University of Chicago, about foster care in Louisiana, and the challenges and problems therein. He's joined by Dana Hunter, from LSU's School of Social Work.</p><p>Advertising executive Hunter Territo, President of the American Advertising Federation - Baton Rouge, discusses the latest news on Governor Jindal's proposed tax reforms, and a threatened tax on media advertising.</p><p>Dan Borne, President of The LA Chemical Association and a deacon in the Catholic Church, talks about the new pontiff, Pope Francis I.</p><p><em> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:50:21 +0000 Jim Engster 7465 at http://wrkf.org