President Obama http://wrkf.org en Finding Common Interests, Obama And The Pope Set A Date http://wrkf.org/post/finding-common-interests-obama-and-pope-set-date President Obama plans to meet this spring with Pope Francis.<p>On Tuesday, a White House spokesman announced the president will visit the Vatican as part of European trip in March. The president is said to be looking forward to talking with the pope about their "shared commitment to fighting poverty" and income inequality.<p>The meeting will be the two men's first face-to-face encounter, but Obama has carefully followed the pope's progress since Francis took charge of the Roman Catholic Church 10 months ago. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:04:32 +0000 Scott Horsley 21542 at http://wrkf.org Finding Common Interests, Obama And The Pope Set A Date Senators Push Again For Pipeline Permit http://wrkf.org/post/senators-push-again-pipeline-permit <p>On Tuesday, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved an adjusted route for the <a href="http://www.transcanada.com/keystone.html">Keystone XL Pipeline</a> that avoids that state’s fragile Sand Hills. Soon after, 53 senators – including both from Louisiana – wrote a <a href="http://www.landrieu.senate.gov/files/documents/2013_01_23_pipeline.pdf">letter</a> to President Obama supporting the project.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:09:26 +0000 Ashley Westerman 5224 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: Journalist Maxine Crump, Government Watchdog C.B. Forgotston http://wrkf.org/post/monday-journalist-maxine-crump-government-watchdog-cb-forgotston <p>On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jim talks with Maxine Crump, President and CEO of Dialog On Race Louisiana,&nbsp; about President Obama's Second Term Inauguration.</p><p>Political blogger C.B. Forgotston talks with Jim about the corruption indictment of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Governor Jindal's tax reform plan, which would eliminate income taxes while raising sales taxes and fees.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:21:53 +0000 Jim Engster 5055 at http://wrkf.org Rep. John Treen & Dem. Joe Delpit; CEO Walter Monsour http://wrkf.org/post/rep-john-treen-dem-joe-delpit-ceo-walter-monsour <p>Republican John Treen and Democrat Joe Delpit voice their opinions about the third and final presidential debate between Romney and Obama.</p><p>Walter Monsour, President &amp; CEO of EBR Parish Redevelopment Authority, gives us a three year progress report of his organization.</p><p>Liz Frischhertz, Chief Officer for Accountability &amp; Assessment for the EBR Parish School System, talks with Jim about our state's poorly rated public schools and&nbsp; their optimistic future.</p><p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:38:33 +0000 Jim Engster 7009 at http://wrkf.org Judge Bob Downing and Former Sen. Gary Hart Discuss Second Pres. Debate http://wrkf.org/post/judge-bob-downing-and-former-sen-gary-hart-discuss-second-pres-debate <p>Judge Bob Downing, one of the most colorful and outspoken judges to ever be on the Louisiana bench, and former U.S. Senator Gary Hart chat with Jim on matters of the court as well as the second of three presidential debates between President Obama and Gov. Romney.</p><p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:43:05 +0000 Jim Engster 7021 at http://wrkf.org