C. Denise Marcelle

State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle of Baton Rouge talks about divisions in the city, the state, and in the nation. Marcelle is asking President Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric as hostilities heighten in the aftermath of last week’s tragedy in Charlottesville.

Wallis Watkins

It appeared no lawmakers wanted a special session, so when Appropriations chair Cameron Henry told the House there was no budget deal – with 30 minutes left on the regular session clock -- the end of the regular session turned into something resembling a bench-clearing brawl.


C. Denise Marcelle
LRN

State Representative C. Denise Marcelle speaks with us about race in Baton Rouge and also addresses week three of the state legislative session.


Land of Confusion: Water Policy

Dec 29, 2016
Sue Lincoln

Louisiana has no comprehensive water policy, though DEQ Secretary Chuck Carr Brown believes it should.

“From a water use standpoint, I think there should be some overall plan that everybody contributes to,” Brown says.

But getting there? That’s the problem, as a bill debate during last spring’s legislative session pointed out.

Task Force Looking at Body Camera Requirements

Sep 23, 2016
IACP.org

As police and community relations in Charlotte, North Carolina, are rocked by a questioned shooting, a Louisiana task force began work on recommendations governing law enforcement body cameras. They started out questioning dependability.


On Wednesday, the Metro Council will again be asked to vote on an ordinance that will impact LGBT people in the capital city. The proposal, which is similar to laws passed in Shreveport and New Orleans, is a local law that bans discrimination of gays, lesbians and transgender people in employment, housing and public accommodations.

East Baton Rouge City Council Member C. Denise Marcelle who is backing the ordinance, and Reverend Reginald Pitcher debate the subject while the phone lines explode.


Stanley Nelson, Editor of the Concordia Sentinel, talks with Jim about his role in investigating the Civil Rights Cold Case murder of Frank Morris in Ferriday, La in 1964. Also, Baton Rouge Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle of District 7 stops by the station to discuss a variety of issues concerning our city ranging from the HIV/AIDS rate to the proposed city of St. George and much, much more.


Jim talks with BR Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle, who's upset with CATS and feels the entire transit system board should resign.

Author and speaker B.J. Gallagher on why men who behave badly are often rewarded for it.


State Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite, head of the Democratic Legislative Caucus, talks about Gov. Jindal's budget and tax reform plans and announces his intentions to run for governor in 2015.

Then, Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle discusses the firing of Police Chief Dwayne White and her push to make that job an elected one -- rather than an appointed one.


Baton Rouge Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle joins Jim and discusses a new measure being presented before the Parish Metro Council that would extend open bar hours in Baton Rouge to 4am.

From the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning, Akua Kouyate and Rachel Knudsen discuss their efforts in helping early childhood educators in using and developing the arts  as a vehicle for learning across all curricular areas for early childhood development.