WRKF News

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon on insurance issues as hurricane season approaches. Ellen Meacham, author of “Delta Epiphany,” on Robert Kennedy’s odyssey through Mississippi in 1967. Producer Carol Bidault previews tonight’s showing of “Cut Off’ at the Louisiana International Film Festival.

Pictured: Jim Donelon


Wallis Watkins

The Louisiana House of Representatives narrowly succeeded in passing a budget with $650 million dollars in cuts. Governor John Bel Edwards says it’s a failure.

Wallis Watkins

Lawmakers have agreed on moving one bill forward to address sexual harassment in state government. As it stands now, Louisiana doesn’t have a standard sexual harassment policy on the books.

Brain Czech, president and executive director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, discusses why he believes global economic growth is contributing to biodiversity loss, climate change and resource wars. Czech is proposing an alternative economic model. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser comments on the death of legendary political consultant Gus Weill and offers his prescription for repairing Louisiana roads. Abigail Gardner of the Value of Water Campaign contends that Americans want federal spending on Water infrastructure. Clint Arthur, public speaking guru, on the importance of communication effectively before an audience. 


Dr. Mark Heiman, LSU graduate, who is recognized as one the pioneering researchers about the GI microbiome. Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. Bush, on his career, his appearance at LSU tonight and his assessment of President Trump’s press secretaries. Maya Washington, filmmaker on her work “Through the Banks of the Red Cedar” about the integration of the Michigan State football team in 1963. Roy Martin, president of a major lumber firm in Alexandria, on his work with the Salvation Army and the Fourth Annual Shield of Hope Gala.


15-Week Abortion Ban Advances Out Of Senate Committee

Apr 18, 2018
Wallis Watkins

A Senate committee passed a bill Tuesday that would make Louisiana among the toughest places in the nation to get an abortion.

Wallis Watkins

With $350 million more to spend in next year’s budget, The House Appropriations committee voted Monday to fully fund the TOPS scholarship program. 

Baton Rouge Symphony Conductor Tim Muffitt on a major performance this week from BRSO. LSU President King Alexander and Director Alexander Shebanow on the film “Fail State” which is showing this week at the Louisiana International Film Festival. Kris Cangelosi on the annual Baton Rouge version of Dancing With The Stars. General Russel Honore on the Green Army’s legislative agenda.


Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service

With the news that next year’s revenue is expected to improve by $350 million, the Legislature is officially facing a smaller budget shortfall of $650 million.  On Monday, House Appropriations is meeting to determine how to spend that additional revenue in next year’s budget. 

Speaker Pro Tem of the Louisiana House Walt Leger on the regular session progress and his induction into the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction. Chris Brooks on the Baton Rouge Blues Fest and Eliott Estelle on the Louisiana International Film Festival. Actor Billy Slaughter on his performance in two films at LIFF. Advocate Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Ballard on the week that was at the State Capitol.

Pictured: Eliott Estelle 


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