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State Treasurer John Kennedy admits he’s gotten a reputation for being outspoken.

“Some of my colleagues have called me crazy. They’ve called me a troublemaker, a misfit, rebel,” Kennedy said after qualifying for re-election.

But his opponent in the Treasurer’s race uses other words to describe him.

“Divisive,” Republican Jennifer Treadway calls him. The Baton Rouge attorney also accuses Kennedy of “fiscal irresponsibility and tyrannical leadership.”

Treadway also equates him with Governor Bobby Jindal.

“The failures of Bobby Jindal and John Kennedy have kept us at the bottom long enough,” Treadway said after she qualified for the Treasurer’s race.

Track and field coach for Nicholls State University, Heather Van Norman talks with Jim about her over 30 years of track and field experience. She also talks about how her son, LSU'S wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. was born to be a tiger.

State Treasurer John Kennedy joins Jim to talk about the budget surplus and his opinion about the privatization of state hospitals.

State Treasurer John Kennedy talks about non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who've received state money but refuse to account for it. He also talks about the state's political landscape.

Dr. Larry Kaptain, former Dean of the LSU College of Dramatic Arts, discusses the 1st Hall of Distinction awards ceremonies, coming up this weekend...and his new undertaking.

Author Ed Krzemienski, on his new book, "Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie's Last Stand"

Jim chats with state Treasurer John Kennedy about the legislative session and money matters in Louisiana.

Journalist Maxine Crump and Lisa Teer, with LA Delta Service Corps, discuss this week's Dialog On Race, with a focus on race in education.

Jim visits with legendary photographer Bob Adelman, known for visually documenting much of the American civil rights movement, and his iconic shots of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jim talks with State Treasurer John Kennedy about Governor Jindal's proposed 2013 state budget. Kennedy thinks aspects of it will not work.

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