LaPolitics.com Publisher & Editor Jeremy Alford is in studio with Jim today to talk about the latest from around the state. They discuss yesterday's announcement from Scott Angelle, the Louisiana Public Service Commissioner, that he's running for governor; the latest on former Louisiana DHH Secretary Bruce Greenstein who turned himself in yesterday following indictments on felony charges of perjury; and who's leading the polls thus far with the November 4th elections rapidly approaching.
Andy Anderson, President of BF/Anderson Portfolio Management, drops into the studio to give us the latest updates and news from Wall Street. He's still preaching about the "Bull Market" we're in right now and cannot seem to stress enough how this market is offering a "window of opportunity to invest." He also gives the latest rundown on popular stocks and how they're selling.
Also, award-winning children's author Katherine Paterson closes out the show with Jim to talk about her upcoming appearance at the Main Library on Goodwood October 10th where she's the featured speaker at the 37th Annual Author-Illustrator Program. Children, parents, teachers and the public are invited to hear Katherine tell her "story behind the story", and today she talks with Jim about growing up in China before and during World War II. Katherine is the author of over twenty books, including "National Book Award" winner The Great Gilly Hopkins, and Bridge to Terabithia. For more info on the Author-Illustrator Program visit the East Baton Rouge Parish Library website.
LaPolitics Publisher and Editor Jeremy Alford is the guest for the better part of today's show. He and Jim discuss the recent happenings concerning the U.S. Senate race here in Louisiana, as well as the not-so-far-away Governor and Lt. Governor's race. They also remember the late, great John Maginnis.
Also, author Stephen Maitland Lewis closes out the show to discuss his latest book Botticelli's Bastard. The book centers around an art restorer who becomes obsessed with learning the origin of an unsigned Renaissance painting; a search which unravels his life and answers more questions than he ever wanted to know.
Foster Campbell, the Louisiana Public Service Commissioner for District 5, weighs in on the state legislature's recent passage of Senate Bill 469. The passage of the bill rejects a lawsuit filed against 97 oil and gas companies by a New Orleans levee board and retroactively kills litigation claiming that the oil and gas companies environmentally damaged Louisiana's wetlands. Commissioner Campbell, by the way, makes it very clear to Jim and to our listeners that he is not a happy camper about the legislature's decision.
Jeremy Alford, successor to John Maginnis and now publisher of La. Politics, talks with Jim and spends the remainder of todays show remembering their friend and journalistic colleague John Maginnis, who passed away Sunday May 25, 2014.