Paul Arrigo

Monday, October 23,2017: Paul Arrigo, Ken Stern

Oct 23, 2017

  Paul Arrigo of Visit Baton Rouge will comment on efforts to lure tourists to the Capital region amid a plethora of negative stories related to the city’s crime epidemic. Arrigo will also assess the chances of passing a hotel-motel tax in an anti-tax environment. There is a measure on the Nov. 18 ballot to utilize the tax to spur tourism and entertainment in Baton Rouge. Former NPR CEO Ken Stern visits to talk about his book, “Republican Like Me, How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right.”  

Paul Arrigo, President of Visit Baton Rouge, assesses tourism in the Capital region. We also press Arrigo on his favorite restaurants where he might take visitors from out of town. Arrigo also spends time recalling the tragic shooting of four police officers one year ago today.

Author Elizabeth Partridge discusses her book "Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange", about the famous photographer of real life people.

Paul Arrigo, with Visit BR talks about recent and coming events in the Capital City.

Author Max Collins on his latest work, "Ask Not..." a novel about the Kennedy Assassination.

A chat with Paul Arrigo and Renee Areng, of Visit Baton Rouge, about the coming "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" performance in B.R.

Former EBR School Board member Noel Hammatt makes an important announcement

A discussion of the Common Core nationalized education standard and controversy surrounding it, with Michael Brickman of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.