WRKF http://wrkf.org en WEDNESDAY: Col. Rob Maness; Sam A. Hanna Jr.; Doug Daigle http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-col-rob-maness-sam-hanna-jr-doug-daigle <p>Retired USAF Colonel Rob Maness talks about his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate, and his&nbsp; platform in which he is running. Publisher of the Ouachita Citizen, Sam A. Hanna Jr. joins the show to discuss how his small newspaper uncovered and published a now nationwide story based on a video showing U.S. Representative Vance McAllister (who campaigned for office last fall as a devout Christian, family man and devoted husband) kissing and embracing a member of his congressional staff. Also, environmentalist Doug Daigle joins Jim in the studio to discuss his twenty-plus years working toward improving Louisiana's environment, as well as his involvement in the Land and Water Conservation Fund.</p><p>*Note: Due to a recording error, this episode of The Jim Engster Show begins three minutes into the show.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:34:17 +0000 Jim Engster 25284 at http://wrkf.org Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book http://wrkf.org/post/holy-bible-could-become-louisianas-official-book The "Good Book" could become the official book of Louisiana if a bill sent to the state's Legislature passes in a vote that could come as early as this week.<p>The Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee of the <a href="http://house.legis.state.la.us/">Louisiana House of Representatives</a> voted 8-5 last week to forward <a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=877881&n=HB503%20Original">a measure that would make the Holy Bible the state's official book</a>. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25285 at http://wrkf.org Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book Judge Overturns North Dakota's Strict Abortion Law http://wrkf.org/post/judge-overturns-north-dakotas-strict-abortion-law A federal judge has struck down a North Dakota law banning abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, calling the law "invalid and unconstitutional."<p>The law, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/15/174453025/north-dakota-legislature-oks-bill-banning-abortions-after-heartbeat-is-found">passed by lawmakers in the state just over a year ago</a>, bans abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and is considered the most restrictive in the country.<p>U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, who is based in Bismarck, cited the 1973 <em>Roe v. Wade</em> decision by the U.S. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:23:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25286 at http://wrkf.org Boston Bombing Defendant Can See Victims' Autopsy Photos, Judge Says http://wrkf.org/post/boston-bombing-defendant-can-see-victims-autopsy-photos-judge-says A federal judge said Wednesday that Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may see autopsy photos of the three people who died after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/177378595/boston-marathon-explosions" target="_blank">explosions near the finish line of last year's race</a>.<p>District Court Judge George O'Toole "rejected a claim by the government that Tsarnaev should not see the photos because it would disturb the families of the victims," <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/boston-bombing-anniversary/tsarnaev-can-view-victim-autopsy-photos-judge-n81996" target="_blan Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25283 at http://wrkf.org Boston Bombing Defendant Can See Victims' Autopsy Photos, Judge Says Nigerian Extremist Terror Campaign http://wrkf.org/post/nigerian-extemist-terror-campaign The abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls in Nigeria may be just the latest act of terror from extremist group Boko Haram. We take a closer look at that organization's campaign of violence. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0000 editor 25282 at http://wrkf.org Rwanda Genocide's Tough Lessons On 'Othering' http://wrkf.org/post/rwanda-genocides-tough-lessons-othering Creators of the new documentary "Coexist" spoke to Rwandan genocide survivors about forgiveness and reconciliation. Now they're bringing those lessons to American students. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0000 editor 25281 at http://wrkf.org Teen Twitter Threats: A New Forum For Stupid? http://wrkf.org/post/teen-twitter-threats-new-forum-stupid The writers and commentators of the Beauty Shop weigh in news of the week, including a teenager's tweeted threats to an airline, and the line between hate crimes and terror. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0000 editor 25280 at http://wrkf.org Washington State Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 39 http://wrkf.org/post/washington-state-mudslide-death-toll-rises-39 The death toll in last month's fatal mudslide in Washington state <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/us-usa-mudslide-washingtonstate-idUSBREA3F07920140416">has risen to 39</a>, officials say, after two more bodies were recovered from the debris.<p>Search efforts following the mudslide, near the community of Oso in the Cascades foothills, have been hampered by rain and the difficulty in recovering victims from the mudslide on the north fork of the Stillaguamish River on March 22.<p>Last week, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:31:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25279 at http://wrkf.org Washington State Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 39 Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors http://wrkf.org/post/medicare-kept-paying-indicted-sanctioned-doctors In August 2011, federal agents swept across the Detroit area, arresting doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals accused of running a massive scheme to defraud Medicare.<p>The following month, several of those arrested, including psychiatrist Mark Greenbain and podiatrist Anmy Tran, <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/MSA-12-03_375514_7.pdf">were suspended from billing the state's Medicaid</a> program for the poor.<p>But the indictment and Medicaid suspensions didn't deter Medicare from continuing to allow the doctors to treat elderly and disabled patients — and didn't s Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 editor 25277 at http://wrkf.org Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors The Ultimate Animal Experience? Losing A Memory Quiz To A Chimp http://wrkf.org/post/ultimate-animal-experience-losing-memory-quiz-chimp <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkNV0rSndJ0</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 25278 at http://wrkf.org