John Bel Edwards

The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Wed October 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY: State Representatives John Bel Edwards & Chris Broadwater + Stephanie Riegel

Rep. Chris Broadwater and Rep. John Bel Edwards.
Credit theneworleansadvocate.com

Editor of the Baton Rouge Business Report,  Stephanie Riegel, takes time out of her busy day to join us in studio for the first half of today's show. She and Jim start off by discussing the recently developed feud that's emerged between Mayor Kip Holden and his one-time Chief Administrative Officer Walter Monsour, over funding for the Redevelopment Authority. Monsour, the RDA Executive Director, announced Monday his plan to refill the RDA's shrinking budget with $3 million from the city; a move that overruled Mayor Holden. And Holden, in retaliation, came out accusing Monsour and the RDA of reckless spending and an inability to work well with others; Holden also then criticized Monsour's annual salary of $350,000. Stephanie also discuss an article she wrote pertaining to the upcoming closure of Highland Coffees.

Also, two Tangipahoa natives and State Representatives from different parties join us over the phone for the last half of today's show: Rep. Chris Broadwater (R) and Rep. John Bel Edwards (D). They join us in a rare display of bipartisanism to discuss their efforts to help fix some of the problems surrounding the Office of Group Benefits since its funding has been depleted. They also discuss the upcoming Amendments on the November 4th ballot that deal with changes to Louisiana's hospitals and healthcare system.


The Jim Engster Show
10:23 am
Tue April 15, 2014

MONDAY: LSU's Manship School Professor Bob Mann, State Rep. John Bel Edwards

LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication Professor Bob Mann talks about Congressman Vance McAllister's scandal and what it means for the GOP. He also touches on Edwin Edwards' congressional campaign and Senator David Vitter.

State Rep. John Bel Edwards speaks on his candidacy for governor of Louisiana.


The Jim Engster Show
3:28 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

TUESDAY: State Rep. (and Candidate for Governor) John Bel Edwards, BR Beach Marathon

Jim chats with state Representative John Bel Edwards (D-Amite) who plans to run for Governor is 2015.

Matt Manning and Craig Watson discuss the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon, for charity, coming up on December 7th.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:17 am
Fri July 5, 2013

FRIDAY: "Second Line Rescue" Authors Marcia Gaudet & Barry Ancelet, Rep. John Bel Edwards

Marcia Gaudet and Barry Ancelet discuss their book, "Second Line Rescue", about improvised citizen rescues that took place after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Amite state Representative and House Democratic Caucus leader John Bel Edwards talks about his call for a Veto Session, to override some of Governor Jindal's budget vetoes, and other issues.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:18 am
Thu July 4, 2013

FRIDAY: State Rep. John Bel Edwards

Jim talks with Democratic State Representative, and House Democratic Caucus leader, John Bel Edwards, who feels lawmakers should convene a Veto session to consider overturning some of Governor Jindal's budget item vetoes.

Audio should be posted by 11 am on Friday, July 5.

Politics
6:08 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

John Bel Edwards: First Horse in 2015 La. Governor's Race

John Bel Edwards is the Louisiana House Minority Leader, and may be the only democratic candidate for governor in 2015.
Credit Louisiana House of Representatives

 Louisiana House Minority Leader, John Bel Edwards, threw his hat into the ring for the next gubernatorial race Wednesday morning on the Jim Engster Show

Edwards may see a fundraising advantage by announcing this early, but has a lot to overcome.

Other potential candidates include fellow democrat New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and republicans US Senator David Vitter, Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, and State Treasurer John Kennedy.


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The Jim Engster Show
10:13 am
Tue February 19, 2013

WEDNESDAY: State Rep. John Bel Edwards, Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle

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.