Politics

Historian David McCullough assesses the American political landscape and its relationship to our ancestors in his latest book, "The American Spirit, Who We Are and What We Stand For."


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

Sue Lincoln with Capitol Access reviews a lively week at the State Captiol, where they have addressed everything from budget issues to hair braiding.


Timmy Teepell
LRN

Timmy Teepell is the political strategist for Former Governor Bobby Jindal. Teepell discusses the Jindal legacy and assesses the first 15 months of Governor John Bel Edwards. Teepell consults nationally for GOP candidates. He will also provide observations about the first 100 days of President Trump.


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

WRKF's Sue Lincoln on the week that was at the State Capitol as lawmakers and the governor remain apart on a budget consensus.

We talk with Baton Rouge based political consultant Michael Beychok. He and his partner Trey Ourso were recognized nationally for their work with Gumbo PAC in 2015. Beychok will assess the political landscape in Louisiana two years from the next statewide election cycle when Gov. John Bel Edwards will be seeking re-election.


LRN

Louisiana-bred political consultant Raymond Strother touches on the changing landscape of political campaigns, the rise of President Donald Trump, Louisiana's shift from blue state to red state, and the outcome of Tuesday's special election to fill a seat in Congress from Georgia.


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

WRKF's Sue Lincoln, from Capitol Access, joins us to review the first week of this year's regular legislative session.


Former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel of Florida
Office of Congressman Trey Radel

Former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, a Republican from Florida, recaps a two-year period in which he went from being a popular television anchor to being a congressman to getting convicted for cocaine possession. Radel has put his story about the political process in a book, "Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food."


Jim Engster interviews political consultant, Gus Weill about former Governor Edwin Edwards possible run for the 6th congressional district.  Former LSU basketball player Rudy Macklin and current Director of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports talks about the Golden Gloves boxing program.  Author J. Boyce Gleason discusses his book, "Anvil of God."


Jim Engster interviews Tamar Jacoby, President/CEO of Immigration Works, about immigration reform, Reverend Steve Crump and Reverend David Diamond talk about remarks by Reverend Pat Robertson and also discuss politics and religion.

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