Every year at around this time, with lawmakers just back in Baton Rouge for the legislative session, the capitol press corps makes fun of state politicians — and themselves — with a bit of song and dance.
Louisiana is known as a foodie paradise, but wine ice cream--one of the latest gourmet trends--can’t be sold here without a change in the current alcohol laws. Monroe Representative Marcus Hunter’s bill to allow sales of the new product was heard in the House Judiciary Committee Friday, and members were quick with the quips.
Jim Engster interviews Jon Elvert, director of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum planetarium discusses the "Engineering Day" program on March 29th. Associate Professor, Kelli Scott Kelley talks about demonstrations to highlight health and safety issues at the LSU School of Art. Craig Nelson, author of "The Age of Radiance" speaks about his writing on science. Professor Scott Sullivan of the LSU Law Center makes the case for a screening of filmmaker, Eileen Jerrett's "Blueberry Soup" that focuses on Iceland's reform of the government at the Law Center.
While state lawmakers will be considering moves toward decriminalizing marijuana later in this session, they’re heading the other direction when it comes to heroin. Law enforcement officials say that drug has become a lethal epidemic.
It’s been nearly a year since the state started implementing public-private partnerships for the LSU Hospital System, formerly known as Louisiana’s Charity Hospitals. The plan was pushed as a cost-saver for the state. How is it working out? Good for some and not so good for others—with patients and hospital caregivers caught in the middle.
Vice Chancellor of the Southern University Law Center John Pierre talks with Jim about the upcoming Southern University Symposium: "Quality Education as a Constitutional Right and the Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities". Kandice Williams joins the discussion to talk about her experience as a Southern University Law student.
Associate Professor at the LSU AG Center Dr. John Westra discusses the LSU Agriculture summary.
Steve Myers talks with Jim about the latest developments with the city-parish lawsuit. The lawsuit in the hands of the Louisiana Supreme Court is in reference to a Baton Rouge ordinance that only a single family may rent in A-1 zoning districts.
Author Jennifer Senior joins the show to talk about her new book "All Joy and No Fun": The Paradox of Modern Parenthood."