Louisiana politics

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.

 

James Windham, with the Capital Area Re-Entry Coalition, discusses re-training and re-integration of former prison inmates as productive members of society. 

Government watchdog and political blogger C.B. Forgotston talks about the upset victory of Vance McAllister in the 5th District Congressional race, and what it means for Governor Jindal, who unofficially backed Neil Riser in that race.

Music Historian John McMillian on his book, "Beatles versus Stones", about the friendship and rivalry between the two supergroups of the 1960's.

 

TUESDAY: Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer

Oct 7, 2013

Jim chats with former Governor Charles "Buddy" Roemer about all things political; both state and national.

 

A visit with lobbyist and former WRKF Board chairman Jim Nickel, to discuss the political landscape in Louisiana and whatever else comes up.

New Orleans native Lisette Oropesa, the soprano diva, who was raised in Baton Rouge, went to LSU and who'll return to Louisiana soon, to perform in the coming LSU Opera Gala.

 

C.B. Forgotston talks with Jim about the upcoming 5th district congressional special election and the latest in news around Louisiana.

Richard Cupka tells Jim about the latest innovations with Ford Motor Co.


A visit with veteran Capitol correspondent and publisher of "LAPolitics.com" John Maginnis.

Write-journalist Leo Honeycutt and local businessman Eric Lane talk with Jim about former Major Leaguer Matt Batts, who died recently here in Baton Rouge at the age of 91.

Kim Ritchie Spencer, who contributed to the book, "The Thinking Mom's Revolution", about being the parent of an autistic child.


Jim talks local and national politics with veteran political consultant Gus Weill.

Channing Chase talks with Jim about her role on the hit series Mad Men.

Hany Zohdy discusses the latest developments with his native country Egypt.


Jim talks with Shreveport area pollster, demographer and political consultant Elliot Stonecipher, about his long career and about the political future of Governor Bobby Jindal.

NOLA.com reporter Chelsea Brasted talks about efforts to save and restore the historic Lincoln Theater, in Old South Baton Rouge.

Cokie Roberts
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NPR News Analyst Cokie Roberts grew up in Louisiana in the 1940 and 50s -- the daughter of Hale and Lindy Boggs, who both represented New Orleans in Congress.

Cokie was home, here in Louisiana yesterday, to deliver the keynote speech at LSU's commencement ceremony.

Before all the pomp and circumstance, WRKF's Amy Jeffries caught up with her.


Jim talks with Jacquie Stalls and Eric Dexter, of Forum 35, who is hosting a panel discussion on same sex marriage (moderated by Jim) this Wednesday night.

Former U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon talks about what he's been doing since leaving Congress in 2010, and what's going on now in the nation's capital.


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