Tom Aswell http://wrkf.org en FRIDAY: Rep. Vance McAllister; Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice); Dr. Laura Cassidy & Evelyn Gautreau http://wrkf.org/post/friday-rep-vance-mcallister-tom-aswell-louisiana-voice-dr-laura-cassidy-evelyn-gautreau <p>U.S. Congressman Vance McAllister (R - La.) joins Jim as the first guest for today's show. Vance comments on the recent Virginia&nbsp;Congressional primary upset with Tea-Party backed Dave Brat defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. He also talks about his recent infidelity scandal, what he's learned from it, and how he's moving forward.</p><p>Tom Aswell, publisher of the news blog Louisiana Voice, talks Louisiana politics with Jim, covering everything from McAllister to Jindal, to Cassidy v. Landrieu.</p><p>Dr. Laura Cassidy and Evelyn Gautreau, with the Louisiana Key Academy, stop by the studio to discuss dyslexia in Louisiana schools and the troubles it can bring about, (i.e.: learning the alphabet, spelling, reading, and even rhyming words). They promote the Louisiana Key Academy, a school in Baton Rouge devoted to children grades 1st-3rd&nbsp;who suffer from dyslexia.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:05:37 +0000 Jim Engster 27962 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: Actress Pam Grier, HIV/AIDS Alliance Rep. Timothy Young, Blogger Tom Aswell http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-actress-pam-grier-hivaids-alliance-rep-timothy-young-blogger-tom-aswell <p>Actress Pam Grier speaks on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how citizens can contribute to the cause through awareness and prevention.</p><p>HIV/AIDS Alliance Representative&nbsp;Timothy Young touches on HIV/AIDS in the Baton Rouge community. &nbsp;HAART's Dining Out for Life fundraiser will be held on April 24. For more information, visit diningoutforlife.com.</p><p>Blogger and former comic Tom Aswell speaks on the scandal swirling around Congressman Vance McAllister and other political issues.</p><p>The Rotary of Baton Rouge member Chris Ciesielski&nbsp;speaks with the honoree Morgan Gautreau&nbsp;and her efforts to bring Spina Bifida awareness to her community.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:46:05 +0000 Jim Engster 25233 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: Marjorie Esman, James Llorens, & Tom Aswell http://wrkf.org/post/monday-marjorie-esman-james-llorens-tom-aswell <p>Jim Engster speaks with Marjorie Esman, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana about the high incarceration rate in Louisiana, Dr. James L. Llorens talks about his future at Southern University as Chancellor, and political analyst, Tom Aswell discusses Louisiana politics.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:28:43 +0000 Jim Engster & Jim Eng 22683 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Seafood Marketer Chris Nelson, Blogger Tom Aswell, Author Victoria Sweet http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-seafood-marketer-chris-nelson-blogger-tom-aswell-author-victoria-sweet <p>Jim talks with Chris Nelson, with the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition, about the state of his industry--three years after the BP oil spill.</p><p>Journalist and political blogger Tom Aswell, of "Louisiana Voice", talks about his ongoing battle with Jindal Administration department heads over transparency.</p><p>Author Victoria Sweet discusses her latest book, "God's Hotel"</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:39:31 +0000 Jim Engster 9335 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: Political Science Professor Pearson Cross, Blogger Tom Aswell http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-political-science-professor-pearson-cross-blogger-tom-aswell <p>Political blogger Tom Aswell of LouisianaVoice.com and U.L.-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross join Jim to talk about Governor Jindal, the Spring Legislative Session and other political matters in Louisiana.</p><p>Chuck Goodwin, with the Baton Rouge Gridiron Club, talks about the 18th Annual Bayou Bash LSU recruiting day event, tomorrow at the River Center.</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:32:57 +0000 Jim Engster 5695 at http://wrkf.org Political Blogger Tom Aswell; Biographer Herbie Pilato http://wrkf.org/post/political-blogger-tom-aswell-biographer-herbie-pilato <p>Tom Aswell, a top blogger of Louisiana politics, talks with Jim about Gov. Bobby Jindal and transparency in government.</p><p>Herbie Pilato drops by the studio to promote and discuss his new biography "Twitch Upon a Star" about famed Bewitched actress Elizabeth Montgomery.</p><p>Lauren Stuart, Executive Director &amp; Program Coordinator of the Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition, discusses the Louisiana Odyssey Day Event.</p><p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:16:46 +0000 Jim Engster 7018 at http://wrkf.org