Joe Traigle http://wrkf.org en THURSDAY: Activist Joe Traigle & Judge Darrell White; and Actress Lee Grant http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-activist-joe-traigle-judge-darrell-white-and-actress-lee-grant <p>Judge Darrell White and Activist Joe Traigle join Jim in studio to discuss/debate the Fairness Ordinance. The ordinance, which was to be voted on last night at the EBR Metro Council Meeting and was not, is an ordinance which seeks to not discriminate against members of the LGBT community when it comes to housing and employment.&nbsp;</p><p>Veteran Actress Lee Grant joins Jim for the second half of today's show to discuss her life in films and her new memoir "I Said Yes to Everything."</p><p></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:12:43 +0000 Jim Engster 29850 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: La. Gay Rights Activist Joe Traigle; La. Dept. of Revenue Byron Henderson http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-la-gay-rights-activist-joe-traigle-la-dept-revenue-byron-henderson <p>Louisiana gay rights activist Joe Traigle talks with Jim about legislation at the state capitol concerning anti-sodomy laws;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the paucity of gay business leaders in the city and state; and he talks about the openly gay and recent St. Louis Rams NFL draft pick Michael Sam.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, Press Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Byron Henderson, talks with Jim about the upcoming sales tax holiday on May 24th-25th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;for hurricane preparedness purchases. The sales tax exempts the 4% state tax and it applies to purchases of amenities such as portable generators, flashlights, batteries, and storm shutters.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:09:03 +0000 Jim Engster 26903 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Author and Flood Protection Advocate John Barry, Joe Traigle http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-author-and-flood-protection-advocate-john-barry-joe-traigle <p>Jim talks with John Barry, author of the book "Rising Tide", about the great 1927 Mississippi River Flood. John was recently dismissed from his position on a levee board that filed suit against the oil &amp; gas industry. Now he's formed his own group to support litigation against energy companies for the damage they've done along Louisiana's coast.</p><p>Joe Traigle joins Jim to talk about the new ordinance in Shreveport "Be Fair Shreveport" that protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:41:36 +0000 Jim Engster 19903 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Activist & Businessman Joe Traigle, The Pelican Institute's Kevin Kane http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-activist-businessman-joe-traigle-pelican-institutes-kevin-kane <p>Jim talks with local businessman and gay rights advocate Joe Traigle about LGBT issues in Baton Rouge.</p><p>Kevin Kane, with the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, on why coastal restoration funding from the federal RESTORE Act should be spent wisely.</p><p>State Representative Regina Barrow joins Jim to talk about the 40th annual Bayou Classic.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:53:25 +0000 Jim Engster 19332 at http://wrkf.org THURSDAY: Catholic Father Bryce Sibley, Gay Activist Joe Traigle http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-catholic-father-bryce-sibley-gay-activist-joe-traigle <p>A discussion of gay marriage with Father Bryce Sibley, of the U.L.-Lafayette Catholic Student Center and local business man and gay activist Joe Traigle.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em><em>&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:30:06 +0000 Jim Engster 13806 at http://wrkf.org THURSDAY: Catholic Father Bryce Sibley, Gay Activist Joe Traigle John Dickson, Joe Traigle, Karen Kennedy http://wrkf.org/post/john-dickson-joe-traigle-karen-kennedy <p>LSU’s new Director of Choral Studies, Professor John Dickson, talks about the LSU A Capella Choir’s 63<sup>rd</sup> annual candlelight concert this Sunday, Dec. 2.</p><p>Local businessman and gay rights activist Joe Traigle, whose new group Louisiana Truth will monitor and fact check Gov. Jindal’s public statements. Traigle says the governor does not practice what he preaches.</p><p>Karen Kennedy, executive director of the Arthritis Alliance of Louisiana, discusses the probable ill-effects of the governor’s refusal to implement parts of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also called “Obamacare”.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:15:11 +0000 Jim Engster 2961 at http://wrkf.org