New Capital Area United Way President & CEO Darrin Goss Sr. talks with Jim about taking on his new position and UW charities' needs.
Jazz music aficionado Zia Tammami talks about his native Iran and the general instability of the Middle East and the upcoming tribute to Derek Gordon, tonight at the Manship Theatre.
A visit with Baton Rouge General VP and jazz musician George Bell, to talk about the upcoming event, "An Evening of Jazz with George Bell and Friends"...coming September 19, at the Manship Theatre. The Manship's Renee Chatelain joins in the conversation
Although Labor Day is the traditional end of the summer season in some parts of the country, summer in southeast Louisiana lingers well into October. But temperatures are starting to moderate in September.
Jim talks with Baton Rouge native and NFL Hall of Famer Jimmy Taylor, who had outstanding football careers at LSU, the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Plus...actor Carl Palmer also joins the show. He plays Taylor in a new play, "Lombardi" at La Petit Theatre in New Orleans, and will talk all about it.
Filmmaker Michael Dunaway talks about his new work, "The Man Who Ate New Orleans"
There is a dog who curls up next to the radio for the BBC World Service overnight, and another who prefers to listen to WRKF in the afternoon while lounging in the pool.
There are cats who purr at Elizabeth Eads hosting All Things Considered; a bird that sings the Weekend Edition theme song; a turtle and a lizard who crawl up to an iPad to see environmental news with the WRKF app.
All of them are well-informed members of the animal kingdom because of all that public radio listening.
And they will be drinking from the "I Heart NPR" bowl their families receive as a thank you for their monthly contribution to WRKF.