Sen. Ben Nevers en WEDNESDAY: LABI Pres. Stephen Waguespack; Sen. Ben Nevers; and Assoc. LSU AD Michael Bonnette <p>Jim Nickel, former Democratic Campaign Advisor/Director and now with Courson Nickel, LLC, hosts today's show while Jim is away.</p><p>Stephen Waguespack, President of LABI (Louisiana Association of Business and Industry), joins Jim as the first guest and discusses recent legislation (SB 469) signed by Governor Bobby Jindal&nbsp;that squashes a lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East against 97 Oil &amp; Gas Companies. They as well discuss the recent decision by the Governor to speak out against Common Core.</p><p>Louisiana State Senator Ben Nevers&nbsp;joins today's line-up of guests and discusses his Public School Choice Act bill which is awaiting the Governor's decision. He as well touches on the recent anti-fracking&nbsp;push by the St. Tammany&nbsp;Parish Council.</p><p>Michael Bonnette, the LSU Associate Athletics Director and Sports Information Director wraps up this past year in LSU Athletics; a year that saw great performances not only in football, but golf and gymnastics as well. Also, Michael talks about the highly anticipated new SEC Network for television; who can get it, and who benefits?</p><p></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:12:21 +0000 Frank Barnett 27846 at MONDAY 5/5/14: Political Reporter Tyler Bridges; State Senator Ben Nevers <p>Long time political reporter for the Picayune, Tyler Bridges, talks with Jim about covering the state capitol and the 2014 Legislative Session as a reporter now for The Lens.</p><p>Also, State Senator Ben Nevers talks with Jim about the Legislative Session as well as his&nbsp;Medicaid Bill which he has decided to revise.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 15:22:04 +0000 Jim Engster 27124 at Rally for Payday Lending Reform <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Penny Fisher says she got caught in the payday loan trap.</p><p>“I borrowed $300 back in ’95, and ended up paying $4,983.30 back.”</p><p>Thelma Fleming had two jobs, and lost one. She went to a payday lender to borrow money to pay her bills.</p><p>“And I borrowed $300. That really changed my life because I lost my car. My checking account was closed.”</p><p>State Senator Ben Nevers of Bogalusa says enough is enough. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 24284 at Rally for Payday Lending Reform THURSDAY: Gov. Mike Beebe, Sen. Ben Nevers, Sen. Robert Adley, Paul Arrigo <p>Sen. Ben Nevers joins the show to talk with Jim about his bill for Medicaid reform.</p><p>Sen. Robert Adley talks with Jim about the Levee lawsuit bill.</p><p>Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe talks about health care reform success in Arkansas.&nbsp;</p><p>Visit Baton Rouge CEO, Paul Arrigo&nbsp;joins the show with ground breaking news! Miss 2014 USA pageant will make its debut in Baton Rouge.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:43:59 +0000 Jim Engster 23742 at