The Advocate http://wrkf.org en WEDNESDAY: Columnist Smiley Anders, Sheldon Gottlieb, Smart Growth http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-columnist-smiley-anders-sheldon-gottlieb-smart-growth <p>Jim chats with Advocate columnist Smiley Anders, to talk about his 76th birthday and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Smiley was a working journalist on the day the President was shot.</p><p>Shelden Gottlieb joins Jim to talk about former Pres. George W. Bush support&nbsp; of Jewish believers converting to Christianity.</p><p>Nationally recognized expert on tax and energy policy, Denise Bode talks about the Smart Growth Summit taking place this week at the Manship Theatre.</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:55:30 +0000 Jim Engster 19045 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: LFT President Steve Monaghan, Advocate Entertainment Writer John Wirt http://wrkf.org/post/friday-lft-president-steve-monaghan-advocate-entertainment-writer-john-wirt <p></p><p>Jim talks with Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan about the U.S. Justice Department's challenge of the state's private school vouchers program.</p><p>A visit with Advocate entertainment writer and critic John Wirt</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:39:11 +0000 Jim Engster 15435 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: LFT President Steve Monaghan, Advocate Entertainment Writer John Wirt WEDNESDAY: Advocate Editor Peter Kovacs, "Carmageddon" in Baton Rouge - One Year Later http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-advocate-editor-peter-kovacs-carmageddon-baton-rouge-one-year-later <p>Guest host Robert Travis Scott chats with new Advocate editor Peter Kovacs about taking over the daily paper and changes that are underway.</p><p>Then, a discussion of "Carmageddon" in Baton Rouge, one year ago -- <span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">the tanker accident shut down I-10 for 27 hours, locking up the capitol city. State Police Captain Taylor Moss talks about the decision to blow up the tanker and BRPD Lt. Todd Weishar discusses traffic management on that fateful day. Both&nbsp;examine what would happen if a similar accident occurred now. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:23:50 +0000 Robert Travis Scott 15049 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Advocate Editor Peter Kovacs, "Carmageddon" in Baton Rouge - One Year Later TUESDAY: Advocate Publisher John Georges, Business Report Publisher Rolfe McCollister http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-advocate-publisher-john-georges-business-report-publisher-rolfe-mccollister <p>Guest host Robert Travis Scott talks with the new owner/publisher of <a href="http://www.theadvocate.com" target="_blank">the Advocate</a>, John Georges about his future plans for the Baton Rouge daily paper, and <a href="http://www.businessreport.com" target="_blank">Baton Rouge Business Report </a>publisher Rolfe McCollister.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:08:04 +0000 Robert Travis Scott 11783 at http://wrkf.org The Advocate's Secret Weapon: A Speedy Press http://wrkf.org/post/advocates-secret-weapon-speedy-press <p>It's sort of a fluke.</p><p>The Baton Rouge paper had been nursing its 1950s era letterpresses for years when it finally had to bite the bullet and invest in a new production facility. The speedy offset press came online in 2006, just as the country headed into a recession and the newspaper industry was tanking.<br><br>So when John Georges closed the deal to buy <em>The Advocate</em> in May, it came with one of the newest printing presses in the country.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:56:10 +0000 Amy Jeffries 11774 at http://wrkf.org The Advocate's Secret Weapon: A Speedy Press Two Newspapers Battle It Out For The New Orleans Market http://wrkf.org/post/two-newspapers-battle-it-out-new-orleans-market Last year when New Orleans' main paper, <em>The Times-Picayune,</em> laid off dozens of newspaper employees and cut its circulation to three times a week, residents were shocked.<p>Sharron Morrow and her friends had bonded over the morning paper at a local coffee shop for the past 20 years.<p>"I've stopped my subscription, and I mourn the paper almost every day," she says.<p><strong>Shifting Media Players</strong><p>Newspaper circulation has been <a href="http://stateofthemedia.org/2012/newspapers-building-digital-revenues-proves-painfully-slow/newspapers-by-the-numbers/">rapidly declining</a> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:10:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 11126 at http://wrkf.org Two Newspapers Battle It Out For The New Orleans Market New News Habits In New Orleans http://wrkf.org/post/new-news-habits-new-orleans <span style="color: rgb(34, 31, 31); font-family: minion-pro, Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">A year ago today, news leaked that The Times-Picayune would cease daily publication, cut staff and focus on its website, NOLA.com. The paper and ink edition now hits doorsteps and newsstands just three days a week: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.</span><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom: 19.56px;">History and tradition play an outsized role in New Orleans. Sat, 25 May 2013 16:12:49 +0000 Eve Troeh 10942 at http://wrkf.org New News Habits In New Orleans FRIDAY: WAFB's Matt Williams, Advocate Columnist Ed Cullen, CNN's Bryan Monroe http://wrkf.org/post/friday-wafbs-matt-williams-advocate-columnist-ed-cullen-cnns-bryan-monroe <p>WAFB Channel 9 morning news anchor and Crimestoppers reporter Matt Williams drops by, to talks about...everything.</p><p>A visit with Advocate columnist, and former&nbsp; "All Things Considered" host Ed Cullen, who is retiring after 40 years with the paper.</p><p>CNN Politics editor Bryan Monroe, who'll be keynote speaker at the Diversity in Media forum Monday night at BRCC.&nbsp; Jim will moderate that forum.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:11:22 +0000 Jim Engster 7576 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: Advocate Columnist Danny Heitman, Pollster Margie Omero, LSU's Joey Watson http://wrkf.org/post/friday-advocate-columnist-danny-heitman-pollster-margie-omero-lsus-joey-watson <p>Jim talks with Advocate columnist Danny Heitman about Mayor Kip Holden, Gov. Bobby Jindal, the legislature and more.</p><p>Democratic pollster and consultant Margie Omero discusses the political temperature in Washington D.C., Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election next year, proposed gun legislation and other matters.</p><p>From LSU's College of Music &amp; Dramatic Arts, Joey Watson talks about the "TEDxLSU" conference, coming up March 9.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:56:40 +0000 Jim Engster 6199 at http://wrkf.org