Tyler Bridges

  Smiley Anders, the six day a week columnist for the Advocate for the past 38 years, celebrates his 80th birthday on Talk Louisiana. Tyler Bridges, Pulitzer Prize winning writer for the Advocate, remembers the most talked about play in college football history. Thirty-five years ago, California beat Stanford 25-20 in John Elway’s last game for Stanford on a wild kickoff return on the game’s final play. 

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Tyler Bridges talks with Jim about the wrap-up of the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session. Among the many legislative topics they discuss, they touch on Governor Jindal's postponement of signing Senate Bill 469 while the Attorney General reviews the bill.

Dr. Everett Ehrlich, President of ESC Company and former under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs under President Clinton, talks with Jim about Net Neutrality: what is it, who regulates it, and why should people care?

Also, Renee Chatelain, director of the Manship Theater, talks with Jim about upcoming events like The Jack Mitchell Collection: The Stories Behind the Photographs, and many more.


Long time political reporter for the Picayune, Tyler Bridges, talks with Jim about covering the state capitol and the 2014 Legislative Session as a reporter now for The Lens.

Also, State Senator Ben Nevers talks with Jim about the Legislative Session as well as his Medicaid Bill which he has decided to revise.


Jim chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tyler Bridges, who now writes for "The Lens", covering New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Jim and Tyler mostly discuss Gov. Jindal's plan to eliminate state income taxes and raise state sales tax to offset revenues.

Former Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Michel Olivier, now CEO of the Committee of 100, also shares his feelings on the tax plan.

Also, Denise Bottcher, with AARP of Louisiana, talks about recent news of interest to retirees in the Bayou State.