Charlie Melancon http://wrkf.org en THURSDAY: Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon; and Molly Sullivan http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-former-us-rep-charlie-melancon-and-molly-sullivan <p>Former U.S. Congressman from Napoleonville, La., Charlie Melancon joins Jim for today's show. Charlie and Jim discuss the recent upset in Virginia with Eric Cantor losing his congressional seat to David Brat; whether Mary Landrieu&nbsp;can win reelection; Melancon's 2010 Senate race against Vitter; and much, much more. Melancon even talks about how he got into politics: by starting out as a driver for then Governor Edwin Edwards.</p><p>The last guest for today's show is a person who Jim describes as: "Of all the guests I've had this is my favorite one, because without her there would be no other guests." Molly Sullivan joins Jim in the studio to talk about June 12, 2004: the date in which Jim barley survived a terrible car wreck after being pulled to safety by a passerby, Molly Sullivan.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:15:58 +0000 Jim Engster 27900 at http://wrkf.org THURSDAY: Former Congressman Charlie Melancon, Louisiana Stand for Children http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-former-congressman-charlie-melancon-louisiana-stand-children <p></p><p></p><p>Jim talks with former Louisiana Congressman Charlie Melancon, who lost a challenge for David Vitter&#39;s U.S. Senate seat in 2010. Melancon discusses the federal government shutdown, the debt ceiling crisis and partisan gridlock in Washington DC</p><p>Jim discusses the virtues and flaws of the new Common Core State Standard learning benchmarks for kids in public schools with representatives of Stand For Children Louisiana.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:36:08 +0000 Jim Engster 17239 at http://wrkf.org THURSDAY: Former Congressman Charlie Melancon, Louisiana Stand for Children MONDAY: Former Congressman Charlie Melancon, Forum 35's Jacquie Stalls & Eric Dexter http://wrkf.org/post/monday-former-congressman-charlie-melancon-forum-35s-jacquie-stalls-eric-dexter <p>Jim talks with Jacquie Stalls and Eric Dexter, of Forum 35, who is hosting a panel discussion on same sex marriage (moderated by Jim) this Wednesday night.</p><p>Former U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon talks about what he's been doing since leaving Congress in 2010, and what's going on now in the nation's capital.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 14:27:17 +0000 Jim Engster 9952 at http://wrkf.org