Rep. Ted James

The Jim Engster Show
10:13 am
Thu October 9, 2014

THURSDAY: Representative Ted James; and Cassie Felder

Louisiana State Representative Edward "Ted" James joins us in studio this morning to discuss and rebut some of the remarks made by Senator Elbert Guillory on yesterday's show. Ted defends U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's support of not only the black community but all communities of Louisiana, and he refers to Guillory's political ad against Landrieu as a slap in the black community's face. Furthermore, Ted turns the tables and begins to ask where Senator Guillory has been lately for the community he serves. 

Also, local attorney Cassie Felder joins us in studio to announce that she is withdrawing her candidacy for Congress to represent Louisiana's sixth district, and announce instead her full support for State Senator Dan Claitor. Cassie cites her lack of experience in fundraising as a key reason for her withdrawal from the race, saying simply that she could not afford to compete for local television ad space.


Capitol Access
3:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Rally for Payday Lending Reform

Sen. Ben Nevers speaks at payday loan reform rally
Credit Sue Lincoln

Penny Fisher says she got caught in the payday loan trap.

“I borrowed $300 back in ’95, and ended up paying $4,983.30 back.”

Thelma Fleming had two jobs, and lost one. She went to a payday lender to borrow money to pay her bills.

“And I borrowed $300. That really changed my life because I lost my car. My checking account was closed.”

State Senator Ben Nevers of Bogalusa says enough is enough.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:14 am
Wed March 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Actress Debbie Allen; Politico Gus Weill; State Rep. Ted James; AARP Rep. Andrew Muhl

Director, actress, dancer Debbie Allen talks with Jim about her upcoming show Pepito's Story coming to the Manship Theater March 13th - 16th, as well as what it's like to direct an episode of the television show Scandal.

Louisiana politico Gus Weill drops in on his 81st birthday to talk about presidents Roosevelt, Obama, and a possible future Jindal.

Louisiana State Rep. Ted James and AARP representative Andrew Muhl talk with Jim about Rep. James' upcoming bill which seeks to cap the Payday Lending loans. These loans, argue's Rep. James, come with outrageously high interest rates and affect thousands who end up finding themselves spiraling into more and more debt.


The Jim Engster Show
8:30 am
Wed July 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY: State Representative Ted James, Senator Byron Dorgan

Jim continues discussion of the George Zimmerman trial verdict with Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James.

Sen. Byron Dorgan talks with Jim about his new book "Gridlock" and the latest news on Capitol Hill.