Author and biographer Leo Honeycutt visits with Jim to talk about the passing of Marion Edwards, the brother of former Gov. Edwin Edwards and about what news with the governor, his wife Trina and their cable reality show.
Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy drops by the program, to discuss Governor Jindal's proposed tax swap--eliminating income taxes while raising sales taxes.
Ara Rubyan discusses this year's Jewish Film Festival and Bobbie Robertson talks about the upcoming Pre-K Round Up for the East Baton Rouge School System.
State Superintendent of Education John White is advocating refinements to “Compass” – the program created by 2010 legislation to reform how public school teachers are evaluated. The changes stem from teacher input.
In 2011, EQHealth Solutions created a pilot coaching program for Peoples Health Members and Nurse Case Managers at East Jefferson General Hospital. The success of that pilot, led to the Medicare Advantage Organization selecting the Health Care Coordination Program to provide training support for all it's Nurse Case Managers network-wide starting in late 2012.
WRKF's Kelly Connelly sat down with Dr. James Richardson to discuss the repercussions of Governor Bobby Jindal's tax reform proposals. Dr. Richardson is an economist with LSU and a member of Louisiana's Revenue Estimation Committee.
Credit EJ Ourso Business School, Louisiana State University
Jim chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tyler Bridges, who now writes for "The Lens", covering New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Jim and Tyler mostly discuss Gov. Jindal's plan to eliminate state income taxes and raise state sales tax to offset revenues.
Former Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Michel Olivier, now CEO of the Committee of 100, also shares his feelings on the tax plan.
Also, Denise Bottcher, with AARP of Louisiana, talks about recent news of interest to retirees in the Bayou State.