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East Baton Rouge Parish Metro
12:11 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

BRAF Releases City Stats 2013

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation released its annual City Stats report Monday. The survey, which looks at over 70 indicators, revealed some surprising answers this year.

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Capitol Access
8:12 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Legislative Session Wrap-Up: What Sticks, What Doesn't

State lawmakers cheered the end of the 2013 legislative session Thursday.

WRKF’s Kelly Connelly has been following every twist and turn over the past 2 months. News Director Amy Jeffries spoke with Kelly about her time covering the session.

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The Jim Engster Show
4:52 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

MONDAY: Journalist Jeremy Alford & LABI's John LeBlanc, Congressman Cedric Richmond

Guest host Robert Travis Scott reviews the legislative session with LAPolitics.com journalist Jeremy Alford and LABI tax policy analyst John LeBlanc.

Robert chats with long-time New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond, whose district now includes north Baton Rouge.

 

Conversations in Medicine
10:08 am
Sun June 9, 2013

Bone Scans Can Help Keep Osteoporosis at Bay

Low bone mass is the most important risk factor for a fragility fracture. Dr. Reese Newsome, a musculoskeletal radiologist with the Baton Rouge Radiology Group, says anyone older than 55 should be screened.

Dr. Reese Newsome, musculoskeletal radiologist

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Bayou Garden
6:51 am
Sat June 8, 2013

Craving Color

A Louisiana Black Gamecock iris in the garden.
Credit jacki-dee / Flickr

It's hard to resist grabbing one of everything at the nursery.


Capitol Access
9:34 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Lawmakers Head Home with Budget and More

Lawmakers are going home having passed a bipartisan $24 billion state spending plan. 

But they're bringing home more than just the budget to their constituents. WRKF asked lawmakers about the most important thing they passed for their constituents.

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Capitol Access
5:01 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Budget Passed, Legislature Adjourns for the Session

House members complimented each other Thursday, June 6, 2013, for getting their ducks in a row by the 6 p.m. end-of-session deadline.

In the final hours of the legislative session, lawmakers have passed a $25.4 billion budget compromise to finance the state for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

The Senate approved the deal with a 38-1 vote. The House voted 104-0 Thursday and the deal has Gov. Bobby Jindal’s backing.

The budget includes a $69 million increase for local school districts and teachers sought by House Democrats. To address concerns of House Republicans, lawmakers cut down the use of one-time financing for recurring expenses. 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:58 am
Thu June 6, 2013

FRIDAY: Conspiracy Watcher Jesse Ventura, Author Bob Lutz, John Maginnis of LaPolitics

Jim talks with former Minnesota Governor, former pro wrestler, author and conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura.

John Maginnis, publisher of lapolitics.com, recaps the 2013 Louisiana legislative session.

Peggy Sweeney Mcdonald, of "Meanwhile, Back at Cafe du Monde," shares some stories about food.

Former General Motors executive Bob Lutz discusses his book, "Icons and Idiots".

Capitol Access
9:03 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Budget Deal Reached, Final Vote Awaits

After lawmakers negotiated for days, Gov. Bobby Jindal was the first to call a press conference, at around 7 p.m. Wednesday, to announce the budget deal had been reached.

According to The Advocate, the conference was premature — many representatives had yet to talk to their delegations and the final papers had yet been signed.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:15 am
Wed June 5, 2013

THURSDAY: Former Governor Kathleen Blanco, LA Budget Project's Jan Moller, The Lens' Tyler Bridges

Guest host Bob Mann analyzes the last day of the 2013 Louisiana session with two close observers of the legislature, Jan Moller of the Louisiana Budget Project and journalist Tyler Bridges of The Lens.

And we talk about the state's economic development efforts with former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.


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