Rep. Ted James

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.