Senator Mary Landrieu http://wrkf.org en FRIDAY: Jim Nickel and Representative Dalton Honore http://wrkf.org/post/friday-jim-nickel-and-representative-dalton-honore <p>Jim Engster interviews lobbyist Jim Nickel who is former chairman of the Louisiana Democratic party on politics including Senator Mary Landrieu, Governor Edwin Edwards, Senator David Vitter, the Koch brothers, and the upcoming Louisiana legislative session.&nbsp; Representative Dalton Honore discusses issues surrounding his bill regarding medical marijuana and also his bill to reduce sentences for simple marijuana possession.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:57:36 +0000 Jim Engster & Jim 23434 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Louisiana Political Writer John Maginnis; Novelist Laurie Halse Anderson http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-louisiana-political-writer-john-maginnis-novelist-laurie-halse-anderson <p>John Maginnis, Louisiana political writer and co-publisher of LaPolitics.com, 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 http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: LSU Manship School's Bob Mann, Tiger Rag's Cody Worsham http://wrkf.org/post/friday-lsu-manship-schools-bob-mann-tiger-rags-cody-worsham <p>Jim chats with Bob Mann, of the LSU Manship school of Mass Communications, and former press secretary to Governor Blanco, and aide to Russel Long, John Breaux and J. Bennett Johnston. Bob discusses Senator Mary Landrieu's 2014 re-election bid and her chances of winning another term in D.C.</p><p>Tiger Rag Magazine Editor Cody Worsham discusses LSU Athletics Hall of Fame policy.</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:23:47 +0000 Jim Engster 20803 at http://wrkf.org THURSDAY: Political Blogger C.B. Forgotston http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-political-blogger-cb-forgotston <p>Jim talks with political analyst and government watchdog C.B. Forgotston; looking at the past year in politics, and a look ahead at what's in store for 2014. Can Mary Landrieu win another term in the U.S. Senate? Or will she be un-seated by one of her three announced GOP challengers?</p><p></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 17:17:09 +0000 Jim Engster 20765 at http://wrkf.org Senator Landrieu Backing Keystone Pipeline http://wrkf.org/post/senator-landrieu-backing-keystone-pipeline U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is pushing for support of the Keystone pipeline.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/02/Landrieu_Keystone_cut.mp3" class="asset-audio">U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, on the Senate floor.</a><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:42:31 +0000 Eileen Fleming 6252 at http://wrkf.org Senator Landrieu Backing Keystone Pipeline 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 Landrieu Seeks Progress on Farm, Transportation, Pay Equity Bills http://wrkf.org/post/landrieu-seeks-progress-farm-transportation-pay-equity-bills <p class="BodyCopy"><span class="BodyCopy">With Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's vote, the Senate decided Thursday to move ahead with debate on the reauthorization of the farm bill.</span>Meanwhile, two other significant pieces of legislation that the senior senator backs have stalled.</p><p class="BodyCopy">WRKF's Amy Jeffries caught up with Sen. Landrieu about the progress of the farm bill and the stalemate around the Transportation and Paycheck Fairness bills.</p><p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 2271 at http://wrkf.org Landrieu Seeks Progress on Farm, Transportation, Pay Equity Bills