Louisiana News http://wwno.org en THURSDAY: Author Chuck Klosterman; Musician Nick Abraham; Investigative reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts http://wwno.org/post/thursday-author-chuck-klosterman-musician-nick-abraham-investigative-reporter-gus-garcia <div>New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman joins us on the phone this morning with a summary of his latest novel, "I Wear the Black Hat" -- where he addresses the modern understanding of villainy.</div><div>&#160;</div><div><p>Nick Abraham is in studio next who tells the story of his life as a priest and subsequent nervous breakdown upon the revelation that he is gay. Nick seeks support from the metro council for a tolerance ordinance -- which he says would make the case that we are not a discriminating society. Abraham is also the lead singer of, "The Nick Abraham Xperience" which performs tonight at the Indigo.</div><div>&#160;</div><div><p>Gus Garcia-Roberts, investigative reporter, has co-authored a book which dives "into the story behind the story" of the dozens of baseball players, including Alex Rodriguez, who were supplied PEDs from the Biogenesis clinic. "Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era" uncovers all sorts of extremely bizarre details about A'Rod. Garcia-Roberts shares some of those with Jim on this morning's show.</div><div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/JES_071014_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a></div><div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 Jim Engster 64197 at http://wwno.org What Was I Thinking for July 10, 2014 http://wwno.org/post/what-was-i-thinking-july-10-2014 Commentator Brian O'Nuanain&#160;looks back at the post Presidential contributions of past Presidents and wonder, what will our current President do when he leaves the Oval Office.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201111/Brianpic_200_1.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/rrr/audio/2014/07/WWIT071014.mp3" class="asset-audio">Listen again here </a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 KDAQ-FM. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:37:00 +0000 Brian O' Nuanain 64187 at http://wwno.org WEDNESDAY: Pitcher Denny McClain; LSU School of Mass Comm Dean Jerry Ceppos; Rev. Alan Cutter http://wwno.org/post/wednesday-pitcher-denny-mcclain-lsu-school-mass-comm-dean-jerry-ceppos-rev-alan-cutter <div>Star Detroit Lions pitcher Denny McClain calls in to discuss various topics of the game of baseball including the controversy surrounding "uppers" taken by players (allegedly) back in his day.</div><div>&#160;</div><div>&#160;</div><div><p>Jerry Ceppos &#160;is up next, Dean of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication --- who Jim says knows things about "most things."&#160;Ceppos is in studio to discuss the future of print and the "news war" between Advocate owner John Georges and Times Picayune owners, Newhouse Family.</div><div>&#160;</div><div>&#160;</div><div><p>Alan Cutter is a Presbyterian reverend who served in the US Navy from 1969-1975. He was also diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in June 2010. He is a proud spokesperson for The 3rd Annual Parkinson's Conference which is being held Saturday July 19th at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.</div><div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/JES_070914.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a></div><div> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:43:00 +0000 Jim Engster 64129 at http://wwno.org States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back http://wwno.org/post/states-push-prison-sentence-overhaul-prosecutors-push-back Some red states like Louisiana and Texas have emerged as leaders in a new movement: to divert offenders from prisons and into drug treatment, work release and other incarceration alternatives.<p>By most counts, Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:58:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 64108 at http://wwno.org TUESDAY: Biographer Leo Honeycutt http://wwno.org/post/tuesday-biographer-leo-honeycutt Jim ponders the upcoming Louisiana elections which are less than four months away. He discusses past elections, who's running now, and all topics regarding the November elections.<p>Biographer Leo Honeycutt&#160;joins Jim in the studio to discuss his latest project: an Edwin Edwards screenplay. Leo talks about giving up working for the office of Buddy Caldwell to pursue and finish the Edwin Edwards screenplay he's been working on for two years. According to Leo, the screenplay is beyond "talks" at this point, and is very close to becoming a reality.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/JES_070814_4.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 Jim Engster 64061 at http://wwno.org History Matters: Louisiana should treasure Poverty Point http://wwno.org/post/history-matters-louisiana-should-treasure-poverty-point-0 Poverty Point, near Epps, is in the running to become a World Heritage site. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 64053 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Public Square: Pot or Not? - The Decriminalization Debate http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-public-square-pot-or-not-decriminalization-debate <div><strong>Airs Sunday, July 13 at 6 p.m.&#160;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mandatory drug sentences cost Louisiana taxpayers millions of dollars to incarcerate people charged with simple possession of marijuana. Would a&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization? Or does Louisiana - which ranks among the top ten states for&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">drug use - need further reinforcements in its battle against this “gateway drug”? Louisiana Public Square explores the pros and cons of legalization on “Pot&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">or Not? The Decriminalization Debate.”</span></div><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 editor 64034 at http://wwno.org MONDAY: Photographer Richard Sexton; Author Aaron James http://wwno.org/post/monday-photographer-richard-sexton-author-aaron-james Photographer Richard Sexton joins Jim for the better part of today's show to discuss his life, his photographs, and his book <em>Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere</em>. The book is a complex, multi-layered essay linking New Orleans, which is frequently referred to as the northernmost Caribbean city, with its cultural kin further to the south. The similarities, which he finds in the book through photographs, are quite striking and at times uncanny.<p>Author Aaron James joins Jim to close out today's show, and he talks with Jim about his book "A**holes: A Theory." He explains why a**holes are the way they are, and why the majority of them are men.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/JES_070714.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Jim Engster 63995 at http://wwno.org Pinch That Wilting Violet http://wwno.org/post/pinch-wilting-violet <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kerri Lee Smith / Flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/10844964453_3732e4a092_h-1.jpg" alt="" /><p>Deadheading is an important, but often neglected, gardening technique -- it involves pruning off old, faded flowers from a plant as it blooms.&#160;<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/070514_BayouGarden_Deadheading.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:27:00 +0000 Dan Gill 63925 at http://wwno.org FRIDAY: Political Consultant Gus Weill; WAFB Producer Michelle McCalope http://wwno.org/post/friday-political-consultant-gus-weill-wafb-producer-michelle-mccalope Happy 4th&#160;of July! Today's guests include longtime legendary Louisiana political consultant Gus Weill and WAFB Producer Michelle McCalope.<p>Gus and Jim discuss a wide variety of topics such as: our nation's Independence Day; short Louisiana governors; the feud between Governor Bobby&#160;Jindal and Superintendent of Education John White; abortion; Ronald Reagan; and so much more.<p>WAFB Producer Michelle McCalope&#160;closes out the show for the last segment to discuss and promote her new book <em>Good Job: A Guide to Pursuing Your Passions and Following Your Dreams</em>. You can get a copy of her new book at her website michellemccalope.net.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/JES_070414.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:13:00 +0000 Jim Engster 63867 at http://wwno.org