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Bayou Garden
6:06 am
Sat May 18, 2013

Choose a Hearty Palm

Palms rising in New Orleans.
Credit rosefirerising / Flickr

Palms can stand up to hurricane winds, but can be sensitive to pruning and freezes.


The Jim Engster Show
11:53 am
Fri May 17, 2013

MONDAY: WRKF's Lew Carter, The City Park Golf Course Controversy

Jim takes a look at the brewing controversy over calls to tear down the City Park golf course, in favor of new green space development. Jim gets opposing views on the subject from Fairleigh Cook Jackson and City Park area resident Millard Callicott.

A visit with WRKF's Lew Carter, as he prepares to celebrate his 90th birthday

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Capitol Access
9:25 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Some Senators Puzzled by Tax Amnesty Solution

In the Finance committee Thursday Senators questioned the way the House filled the hole it dug in the proposed budget for next year. The House took out one-time money, from selling state property, court settlements, and dedicated funds, and put in a tax amnesty program.

The Legislative Fiscal Office usually considers tax amnesty revenues to be one-time money too.

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Political Analysis
3:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Analyst Cokie Roberts Steeped in Louisiana Politics

Steve Fenn ABC, Inc.

NPR News Analyst Cokie Roberts grew up in Louisiana in the 1940 and 50s -- the daughter of Hale and Lindy Boggs, who both represented New Orleans in Congress.

Cokie was home, here in Louisiana yesterday, to deliver the keynote speech at LSU's commencement ceremony.

Before all the pomp and circumstance, WRKF's Amy Jeffries caught up with her.


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The Jim Engster Show
10:14 am
Thu May 16, 2013

FRIDAY: Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, Songwriter & Entertainer Jay Chevallier

A visit with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, to talk about...everything.

Louisiana singer & songwriter Jay Chevallier talks about his 50 years in entertainment.


Capitol Access
9:32 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Voucher Funding in Limbo

Hundreds of parents, children, teachers and administrators rallied on the steps of the Capitol calling on lawmakers to find a new way to fund private school vouchers, chanting "You promised/ to put kids first."

The old way to fund vouchers was ruled unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court last week because it routed money through a formula -- called the MFP -- that is dedicated to public schools.

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Culture
6:00 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Café Bard Plays Among Antiques

Garrett McCutchan is a multi-instrumentalist and world traveler. His material is contained in a binder of yellowed, coffee-stained pages. And it's the music in the background at one of Baton Rouge's hidden lunch spots.

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The Jim Engster Show
1:03 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

THURSDAY: Former LSU Chancellor Jim Wharton

Jim talks with former LSU Chancellor James Wharton about the TOPS college tuition grant program and the state of Higher Education in Louisiana.


Capitol Access
8:42 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Southeast School District Could Cost State

 

A slice of East Baton Rouge Parish, south of I-12 and north of I-10, is a step closer to having its own school district.

 

The House Education Committee passed the set of bills needed to establish the breakaway district. Approval now falls to the Appropriations committee next to evaluate cost.

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The Jim Engster Show
12:53 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

WEDNESDAY: BRSO's Tim Muffett, A Discussion of Post Secondary Education, Author Jessica Wapner

Former Home Depot CEO Steve Odland and Patrick Callan, with the National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education, discuss the importance of post-secondary education.

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra conductor Maestro Tim Muffett talks about the upcoming performance by Tony Award winning singer Audra McDonald and more.

Medical journalist and author Jessica Wapner on her book, "The Philadelphia Chromosome"


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