state treasurer

The Jim Engster Show
10:47 am
Mon October 28, 2013

MONDAY: State Treasurer John N. Kennedy, Six-time All American Heather Van Norman

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.


The Jim Engster Show
10:56 am
Thu August 22, 2013

FRIDAY: State Treasurer John Kennedy, LSU's Dr. Larry Kaptain, Author Ed Krzemienski

John N. Kennedy

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"


The Jim Engster Show
1:32 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

FRIDAY: State Treasurer John Kennedy, Race In Education, Photographer Bob Adelman

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.


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The Jim Engster Show
9:56 am
Fri March 1, 2013

FRIDAY: State Treasurer John Kennedy, Nutrition Expert Neal Barnard

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

Nutrition expert Dr. Neal Barnard on his book "Power Foods for the Brain".


The Jim Engster Show
10:16 am
Thu February 28, 2013

FRIDAY: State Treasurer John N. Kennedy

State Treasurer John Kennedy talks with Jim about the Governor's 2013 proposed state budget and state government spending.

Audio should be posted by 11 am on Friday,  March 1

Politics
10:14 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Borrowing for Rural Road Projects Spread Out

The state legislature approved $325 million dollars worth of  road improvement projects for rural areas of the state  last year. The projects are slated to be completed over a three year span. The Department of Transportation announced on Friday evening that they’ll borrow the money in chunks, instead of all at once, as planned. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said in a statement that’s to relieve the state budget of baring the three-year fiscal load in one year.

But State Treasurer John Kennedy said borrowing money in stages doesn’t make financial sense.

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