Wallis Watkins

Producer & Contributing Reporter

Wallis Watkins is a Baton Rouge native. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Louisiana State University in 2013. Soon after, she joined WRKF as an intern and is now reporting on politics for Capitol Access and science and health for Louisiana's Lab.

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Wallis Watkins

Three of Louisiana’s four major candidates for Governor are displeased with the state’s incarceration rate and lack of alternative mental health programs. 


Sue Lincoln

A forum on Lawsuit Reform was held in Baton Rouge on Tuesday and two of the major Gubernatorial candidates attended, Senator David Vitter and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne. 

    

Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

Thanks for your continued support throughout the year. We figured that you’d like to know who you’re supporting. Meet Sue Lincoln, Capitol Access reporter here at WRKF.

Dr. Juliet Brophy

On the corner of Dr. Juliet Brophy's desk is a skull fossil. "We have Australopithecus africanus, known as Mrs. Ples, that’s my favorite fossil. Everytime I see her I get all dressed up," she says. 


Pushing forward in his Presidential campaign, Governor Bobby Jindal is touting the number of jobs created under his leadership. "In Louisiana," he says, "we’ve got $60 billion of projects coming into our state, over 90,000 jobs." 


There's just one week left until qualifying, and so far we’ve covered the Governor’s race and the candidates for Attorney General. But little has been said about the four candidates vying for Lieutenant Governor - the person who will be in charge when the Governor is out of state and the head of Louisiana tourism. 


Wallis Watkins

It was the first of many meetings on Tuesday for the Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission, led by Representative Julie Stokes. 


Jack Hua is a third year medical school student at Tulane University.  "It's such an enormous feat to get into medical school.  We've been working hard for a really long time.  The specialties make so much more money.  Obviously, someone making $150,000 a year is going to be well-off, it's just that when you compare that to $450,000..." he says.


Damon J. Baldone & Associates

When former state representative Damon Baldone walked into the Terrebonne Parish Registrar’s office on Monday, he didn’t think he was doing anything unprecedented. 


NOAA

We’re two months into Hurricane season, and so far, it’s been a pretty quiet one. That’s due, in part, to 2015 being an El Nino year. 


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