Mark Ballard

  Former Military Intelligence officer Janet Humphreys of Louisiana on her association with Gen. Michael Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the Russia investigation. Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chief for the Advocate, on issues in state government regarding sexual harassment and other topics the Edwards Administration is dealing with.      

Peter Olson, Executive Director of the Knock Knock Children’s Museum, on the 26-thousand square foot facility at City-Brooks Park in Baton Rouge. The museum opened on August 22nd.

Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center on troubling numbers for youth in Baton Rouge related to physical activity and obesity.

 

Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chief of the Advocate, on LSU renaming streets, the nomination of Kyle Duncan to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and concerns about sexual harassment in state government.

 

 


Peter Olson, Executive Director of the Knock Knock Children’s Museum, on the 26-thousand square foot facility at City-Brooks Park in Baton Rouge. The museum opened on August 22nd.

Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center on troubling numbers for youth in Baton Rouge related to physical activity and obesity.

 

Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chief of the Advocate, on LSU renaming streets, the nomination of Kyle Duncan to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and concerns about sexual harassment in state government.

 

 


Friday, November 24,2017: John Wirt, Mark Ballard

Nov 24, 2017

  Music and film writer John Wirt on the death of many legends of music this year, most recently David Cassidy and Mel Tillis. Others who died in 2017 include Fats Domino, Glen Campbell and Gregg Allman. Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chief for the Advocate, on the sudden resignation of the deputy chief of staff for Governor John Bel Edwards. Johnny Anderson has left his post amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The governor spoke about the issue of sexual harassment on his radio show this week. We will hear his remarks once again.    

  Former State Representative and candidate for Treasurer, John Schroder, will be with us. Schroder is in a runoff to succeed John Kennedy. His opponent in Saturday’s election is Democrat Derrick Edwards. Advocate Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Ballard opines on the number of elections in Louisiana and the prospect of a low turnout for Saturday’s statewide election. The turnout in Orleans Parish to select a successor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu could represent 30 percent of the overall vote.                   

Joining us to talk about unique ways for citizens to weigh in on ways to resolve state budget woes, we have LSU Mass Communications Professor Len Apcar, Advocate Editor Peter Kovacs, and Capitol Bureau Chief for The Advocate Mark Ballard.


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Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, CEO of the YWCA-USA, and Jennifer Shoub, CEO of the YWCA Baton Rouge, both join us in studio for the first segment of today's show. From the abolition of slavery to equal and fare minimum wages, the YWCA has worked 156 years to end racism and empower women, and today they discuss their efforts to end domestic violence in Louisiana communities and the country.

Mark Ballard, the Editor of the Capitol News Bureau for The Advocate, is with us to discuss the possible candidate runoffs we could see after November 4th, and what the housing situation is with most of the candidates running for office. With the big fuss being made over U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's official residency status, Mark addressed the broader issue and wrote an article discussing the houses of all of the major candidates. 

Also, Southern University Law Center Vice Chancellor John Pierre and National Bar Association President Pamela Meanes are with us for the last portion of today's show to discuss the upcoming Wiley A. Branton Symposium at the Southern University Law Center on October 30th & 31st. The event marks the 25th Anniversary of the National Bar Association's Symposium, and the main topic will be focusing on education as the new civil right. For more info, visit sulc.edu.