Governor Bobby Jindal

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

Mar 7, 2014

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

New York Times Culture Reporter and author Dave Itzkoff joins the show to talk about his latest book Mad As Hell: The Making of "Network" and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies. Also, attorney, political pundit, and Louisiana state capitol watchdog C.B. Forgotston talks with Jim about the upcoming legislative session, as well as Governor Bobby Jindal's recent comments at the White House following the National Governors Association's annual meeting. And, entrepreneurial strategies developer and author of Venture Forth, the award winning guide to social enterprise, Rolfe Larson talks with Jim about the Social Enterprise for Nonprofits workshop which is coming to Baton Rouge on March 18th and 19th.

Baton Rouge's WAFB Channel 9 Morning Show Host Matt Williams joins Jim in the studio to talk about Bobby Jindal's recent comments at the White House, the proposed city of St. George, what life is like at the new WAFB station, and much, much more. Also, Executive Editor for NPR News Madhulika Sikka discusses her latest book A Breast Cancer Alphabet which details her personal struggle with battling breast cancer.

John Maginnis, Louisiana political writer and co-publisher of, joins Jim to discuss the issues surrounding Governor Bobby Jindal's supposed presidential bid for 2016 and Senator David Vitter's announced run for governor of Louisiana. Also, young adult fiction author Laurie Halse Anderson talks with Jim about her new novel The Impossible Knife of Memory.

Despite being under a “state of emergency” due to Friday’s wintry weather, members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee braved rain, sleet and snow to get their first look at Governor Bobby Jindal’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

Tuesday night is the State of the Union Address — the biggest opportunity President Obama gets all year to speak to the American people about his priorities. There's also another speech that night — the GOP response. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner announced Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers from Washington State would deliver the official rebuttal.

Jim talks with government watchdog and blogger C.B. Forgotston about the likelihood of a veto override session for state lawmakers, and shares his review of Governor Jindal's 6th legislative session.

LSU mass comm. professor and author Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard on her new book, "African-American Foreign Correspondents"

Jim talks with LSU-Shreveport political science professor and blogger Jeff Sadow about Governor Bobby Jindal political future and other Louisiana political matters.

From Baton Rouge Metro Airport, Jim Caldwell and Jason Wilson discuss tomorrow's small business opportunity workshop and future expansion at BR Metro. 

A chat with Times-Picayune and sportswriter Jim Kleinpeter about the upcoming Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.


Former northwestern Louisiana congressman Jim McCrery talks about the country's spiraling debt, and which party is handling the crisis better.

Author, journalist and Governor Edwin Edwards' biographer Leo Honeycutt talks about Governor Jindal's recent op-ed piece in Politico, critical of Republicans and Democrats alike.

Photographer C.C. Lockwood discusses his career and his recent switch to the world of digital photography.


Former U.S. Congressman Jeff Landry talks about his career after Congress, and what political activities he's been up to since exiting the U.S. House

Jim talks with Republican consultant Scott Wilfong, and Democratic consultant Trey Ourso, about Governor Bobby Jindal's statewide tour and recent statements by Mr. Jindal that the GOP "needs to stop bed-wetting" and "kick around the other guys".

John Kaufman, with the Manship Theatre, discusses the Flamenco Rouge performance tonight. Performers Lena and Chris Jacome join in.