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Sue Lincoln

As House members continue to dither over how to – or even if to – move ahead with comprehensive tax reform, the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee advanced several bills along those lines Monday.


LSU

Economist Loren Scott talks with us about his report showing a low return on investment for the state from the film industry tax incentives. He also talks about his assessment of Governor John Bel Edwards' push for increasing the state minimum wage to $8.50.


LIFF

Director Renee Edwards and Bethany Ewald Bultman, Chair of the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, speak with us about the film, "One Note at a Time." The film is showing this week at the Louisiana International Film Festival in Baton Rouge.


Dr. Neil Johannsen
LSU

Dr. Neil Johannsen of Pennington Biomedical Research Center speaks with us about the impact of exercise on chronic disease and the influence of Louisiana heat on summer workouts.


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For decades, lawmakers have complained about how complicated the state school funding formula – the MFP -- is, so we recently asked State Superintendent John White if he could explain it.


Bruce Feiler writes the "This Life" column for the New York Times and wrote "The First Love Story: Adam Eve and Us." He joines to talk about the misconceptions about Adam and Eve on Good Friday.


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

WRKF's Sue Lincoln, from Capitol Access, joins us to review the first week of this year's regular legislative session.


DeePak Singh, author of "How May I Help You? An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage," speaks with us one writing his memoir, as an immigrant from India, about the perils of immigration to the U.S. for people of all lands and cultures.


Jeff Guinn on Jim Jones

Apr 14, 2017

Jeff Guinn, author of "The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple," talks about the legacy of Jim Jones 38 years after the massacre at Jonestown.


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As is usual early in a legislative session, it’s been an abbreviated week for lawmakers.

“Let me wish each of you a very blessed Easter,” Senate President John Alario said Wednesday morning, as the upper chamber concluded its work for the week.


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