national politics http://wrkf.org en 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 TUESDAY: Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-former-louisiana-governor-buddy-roemer <p></p><p></p><p>Jim chats with former Governor Charles &quot;Buddy&quot; Roemer about all things political;&nbsp;both state and national.</p><p></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:44:20 +0000 Jim Engster 17145 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer TUESDAY: Retired General Wesley Clark, NOLA.com's J.R. Ball, Financial Advisor B.F. "Andy" Anderson http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-retired-general-wesley-clark-nolacoms-jr-ball-financial-advisor-bf-andy-anderson <p></p><p></p><p>General Wesley Clark (U.S. Army, ret.) talks about the government shutdown over Obamacare.</p><p>J.R. Ball, News Manager with &quot;NOLA.com&quot; discusses state and local political matters.</p><p>Financial advisor Andy Anderson talks about the stock market and the government shutdown. Is Wall Street wary of Congress?</p><p></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:08:55 +0000 Jim Engster 16839 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: Retired General Wesley Clark, NOLA.com's J.R. Ball, Financial Advisor B.F. "Andy" Anderson 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