Governor Bobby Jindal en You Could Be A 'New Republican' If You Agree With This Ad <p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:34:00 +0000 Frank James 24759 at You Could Be A 'New Republican' If You Agree With This Ad Insight: On Ethics, Things Have Changed, Dilligence Needed to Keep it That Way <p>This week the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana put out a <a href="" target="_blank">commentary</a> on state ethics policies.</p><p>PAR President Robert Travis Scott says tweaks are needed to require officials to disclose their reasons when they recuse themselves from a debate or vote. And he says the state needs to be careful not to create an environment ripe for corruption by allowing even modest gifts worth up to $25, as is being considered by the legislature this session.</p><p>The discussion comes in light of former<a href="" target="_blank"> Gov. Edwin Edwards, who was convicted of racketeering, announcing a Congressional run </a>and <a href="" target="_blank">Gov. Bobby Jindal touting his record on ethics reform</a>.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:03:52 +0000 Amy Jeffries & Robert Travis Scott 24069 at Lawmakers Weigh In on Jindal’s Agenda <p></p><p>The 2014 Louisiana legislative session is under way, with Governor Bobby Jindal delivering his “State of the State” speech to a joint meeting of the House and Senate. Compared to previous years, the governor offered an abbreviated slate of measures he wants to be able to sign into law.</p><p>“Our first and most important priority must be to make sure that we have got <em>the</em> best-trained, most skilled, most productive workers anywhere in the world,” Jindal says, regarding his initiatives to improve workforce development.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:53:40 +0000 Sue Lincoln 23566 at Lawmakers Weigh In on Jindal’s Agenda FULL AUDIO: State of the State 2014 <p></p><p></p><p style="text-align:left;margin-bottom:15px">Gov. Bobby Jindal addressed the state House and Senate Monday, March 10, to open the legislative session.</p><p style="text-align:left;margin-bottom:15px">WRKF News Director Amy Jeffries and LSU Political Scientist Kirby Goidel anchored the live broadcast.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:57:22 +0000 Amy Jeffries & Kirby Goidel 23542 at FULL AUDIO: State of the State 2014 Session Starting: What's the Plan? <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2014 Louisiana legislative session convenes today. Beyond the opening gavel, the big event of the day is Gov. Bobby </span>Jindal’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speech to the full legislature.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 23475 at CPAC Is A Siren Call To GOP Presidential Hopefuls Start with a big ballroom at a resort hotel just outside D.C. Add thousands of conservative activists. Stir in hundreds of political journalists, and you've got an irresistible attraction for any Republican presidential hopeful.<p>For those with their eye on the Oval Office, it's also an early audition before a key audience.<p>It's the annual Conservative Political Action Conference — CPAC for short — where there's always talk of the next presidential election. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 16:31:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 23479 at CPAC Is A Siren Call To GOP Presidential Hopefuls Insight: Jindal to Open Session with Short To-Do List The state legislative session kicks off Monday, March 10, with the traditional address by the governor. <p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries & Melinda Deslatte 23418 at FRIDAY: NY Times Culture Reporter and Author Dave Itzko; C.B. Forgotston; Rolfe Larson <p>New York Times Culture Reporter and author Dave Itzkoff joins the show to talk about his latest book <em>Mad As Hell: The Making of "Network" and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies</em>. Also, attorney, political pundit, and Louisiana state capitol watchdog C.B. Forgotston talks with Jim about the upcoming legislative session, as well as Governor Bobby Jindal's recent comments at the White House following the National Governors Association's annual meeting. And, entrepreneurial strategies developer and author of <em>Venture Forth</em>, the award winning guide to social enterprise, Rolfe Larson talks with Jim about the Social Enterprise for Nonprofits workshop which is coming to Baton Rouge on March 18th and 19th.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:10:32 +0000 Jim Engster 23177 at WEDNESDAY: WAFB Morning Show Host Matt Williams; NPR News Executive Editor Madhulika Sikka <p>Baton Rouge's WAFB Channel 9 Morning Show Host Matt Williams joins Jim in the studio to talk about Bobby Jindal's recent comments at the White House, the proposed city of St. George, what life is like at the new WAFB station, and much, much more. Also, Executive Editor for NPR News Madhulika Sikka discusses her latest book <em>A Breast Cancer Alphabet</em> which details her personal struggle with battling breast cancer.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:11:03 +0000 Jim Engster 23075 at WEDNESDAY: Louisiana Political Writer John Maginnis; Novelist Laurie Halse Anderson <p>John Maginnis, Louisiana political writer and co-publisher of, joins Jim to discuss the issues surrounding Governor Bobby Jindal's supposed presidential bid for 2016 and Senator David Vitter's announced run for governor of Louisiana. Also, young adult fiction author Laurie Halse Anderson talks with Jim about her new novel <em>The Impossible Knife of Memory</em>.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:08:31 +0000 Jim Engster 22762 at