Jim Beam http://wrkf.org en Soon To Be Big In Japan, Jim Beam's Roots To Stay In Kentucky http://wrkf.org/post/soon-be-big-japan-jim-beams-roots-stay-kentucky In a $16 billion deal this week, Japanese beverage giant Suntory announced it plans to purchase Beam Inc., the maker of Jim Beam bourbon and the owner of other popular bourbon brands like Maker's Mark.<p>Those and most other bourbons are made in Kentucky, and the deal has some hoping the drink's growth in the global market won't come at the expense of its uniquely Kentucky heritage.<p>For more than a century, Suntory has been in the beer and spirits industry in Japan, but what many Americans think of when they hear the name is the scene from the 2003 film <em>Lost in Translation</em>, in which Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:04:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 21293 at http://wrkf.org Soon To Be Big In Japan, Jim Beam's Roots To Stay In Kentucky MONDAY: Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, State Rep. Mike Danahay, Columnist Jim Beam http://wrkf.org/post/monday-lake-charles-mayor-randy-roach-state-rep-mike-danahay-columnist-jim-beam-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Guest Host Robert Travis Scott discusses the current industrial boom going on in Lake Charles with Mayor Randy Roach, Lake Charles state Representative Mike Danahay and newspaper columnist Jim Beam.</p><p>Susannah Montandon and Jodie Hanet highlight their Baton Rouge Kids' Orchestra.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:42:21 +0000 Robert Travis Scott 14947 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, State Rep. Mike Danahay, Columnist Jim Beam