Capitol Access
8:53 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Lawmakers Weigh In on Jindal’s Agenda

The 2014 Louisiana legislative session is under way, with Governor Bobby Jindal delivering his “State of the State” speech to a joint meeting of the House and Senate. Compared to previous years, the governor offered an abbreviated slate of measures he wants to be able to sign into law.

“Our first and most important priority must be to make sure that we have got the best-trained, most skilled, most productive workers anywhere in the world,” Jindal says, regarding his initiatives to improve workforce development.

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Science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel's reports on physics, space, and all things nuclear can be heard across NPR News programs and on NPR.org.

Brumfiel has carried his microphone into ghost villages created by the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. He's tracked the journey of highly enriched uranium as it was shipped out of Poland. For a story on how animals drink, he crouched for over an hour and tried to convince his neighbor's cat to lap a bowl of milk. He became a full-time correspondent in March of 2013.

The Jim Engster Show
3:42 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

MONDAY: 'Rising Tide' Author John Barry, Rep. Pat Smith

Jim talks with Rising Tide author John Barry about being removed from the levee board, and other state legislative decisions. He also speaks with Rep. Pat Smith about expanding Medicaid and discussed an effort to strike an anti-sodomy statute from Louisiana's books. 


Politics
2:57 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

FULL AUDIO: State of the State 2014

Gov. Bobby Jindal

Gov. Bobby Jindal addressed the state House and Senate Monday, March 10, to open the legislative session.

WRKF News Director Amy Jeffries and LSU Political Scientist Kirby Goidel anchored the live broadcast.


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Capitol Access
3:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Session Starting: What's the Plan?

The 2014 Louisiana legislative session convenes today. Beyond the opening gavel, the big event of the day is Gov. Bobby Jindal’s speech to the full legislature. 

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Bayou Garden
6:16 am
Sat March 8, 2014

Getting the Light Just Right

Credit James Jordan / Flickr

Plants are solar-powered organisms. To be a successful gardener, you have to learn the light preferences of each plant, from direct sun to full shade.


The Jim Engster Show
10:57 am
Fri March 7, 2014

FRIDAY: Jim Nickel and Representative Dalton Honore

Jim Engster interviews lobbyist Jim Nickel who is former chairman of the Louisiana Democratic party on politics including Senator Mary Landrieu, Governor Edwin Edwards, Senator David Vitter, the Koch brothers, and the upcoming Louisiana legislative session.  Representative Dalton Honore discusses issues surrounding his bill regarding medical marijuana and also his bill to reduce sentences for simple marijuana possession.

Politics
5:59 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Insight: Jindal to Open Session with Short To-Do List

The state legislative session kicks off Monday, March 10, with the traditional address by the governor.


The Jim Engster Show
10:42 am
Thu March 6, 2014

THURSDAY: Stephanie Riegel and John Bell Edwards.

Jim Engster interviews "The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report" editor, Stephanie Riegel about legislation to reform political fundraising activities in Louisiana, her responsibilities at the magazine, the rise of digital media tools and platforms in publishing, the St. George movement to break away from Baton Rouge to create their own city and other current topics.  State Representative John Bell Edwards discusses his run for governor in 2015, a recent poll of his appeal to voters compared to other candidates, his West Point education, military service, his LSU Law School education, his political career, his views of Governor Jindal's record, and pending legislation in the upcoming legislative session.

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