Louisiana News

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10:06 am
Mon September 1, 2014

MONDAY: Addie Dawson-Euba; Zia Tammami; Matthew Gilbert; and others

Addie Dawson-Euba joins Jim in studio to talk about art in association with Historically Black Colleges. She's both coordinator and juror for the upcoming exhibit "The Importance of Art to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in This New Millennium," which opened Wednesday August 27th and runs through Friday October 31. The National Allinace of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities will be conducting its annual conference on Southern's campus from Wednesday through Sunday, September 4th-7th.

Zia "The Cat" Tammami, who for 37 years on the radio in Baton Rouge has been airing jazz and blues on KLSU and WBRH, stops by the studio. He talks about jazz, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra Jr., and even discusses the recent passing of Scott Rogers with Jim for the second segment of today's show.

Also, Matthew Gilbert talks with Jim about his new book Off the Leash: Year at the Dog Park. The book takes a look at dog people, both wonderful and strange, who attend Amory Park overlook Boston, and the book also tells of Matthew's transformation into one of these people after much fear and loathing of dogs.

Also, with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Michael Brandyberry, Makerspace Technology Engineer, talks about the Library's Mini Maker Fair coming up on September 20th, and Pabby Arnold, Children's Services Coordinator, talks about the Library's 37th Author-Illustrator Program coming up in October.


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WRKF
6:32 am
Sat August 30, 2014

For Roses, It's Ugly Season

Rose bushes generally don't look their best this time of year.

Heat takes its toll.   

  

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NPR Story
10:12 am
Fri August 29, 2014

FRIDAY: Bob Mann; Carley McCord

Political historian and Media Professor with the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU, Bob Mann, reviews the landscape of Louisiana with Jim this morning.
 
We also hear from St. Michaels and LSU graduate Carley McCored, a current Broadcast Media Professional in Cleveland. Carley was Miss Greater Baton Rouge 2013 and a two-time First Runner-up to Miss Louisiana. She is a model, actress, radio and television personality.
 
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NPR Story
9:23 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Northwestern State freshmen pledge '1 of 7,' doing a good deed once a week

Northwestern State students who committed to spending one day each week doing some type of service for others bonded over 1 of 7 wristbands.

Dozens of Northwestern State University students are boarding buses Friday destined to lend a hand to the Robeline Food Pantry as part of a pact to do one good thing each week.

NSU is partnering with the 1 of 7 concept. The Washington D.C. nonprofit organization was founded by NSU alumnus Kip Patrick.

It encourages people to do one service activity each week and make it a lifestyle choice.

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NPR Story
8:26 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Gary Borders: Sunshine Law had chickens at its heart

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 9:26 am

 

I was reminded of the Sex With Chickens story recently when passing a truck loaded with them, headed to the processing plant. That reminded me of a fight I had with the Leander Police Department four years ago over releasing police reports while running a paper there.

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WRKF
5:07 am
Fri August 29, 2014

After Charity Hospital Privatization, Trouble for BR General was Expected

Baton Rouge General's Mid City campus.

The closure of Earl K. Long hospital last year with the privatization of Louisiana’s charity hospital system sent a wave of uninsured patients to Baton Rouge General.

Under the strain of their care, the hospital had decided to close its emergency room. But Baton Rouge General’s ER was rescued at the last-minute Wednesday.

Don Gregory, health policy advisor for the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, explains whether that deserves a sigh of relief. 


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10:33 am
Thu August 28, 2014

THURSDAY: Revelations of Scott Rogers after his Death

Host of the Louisiana TV program "Around Town" Scott Rogers died tragically yesterday as the victim of an apparent murder/suicide attempt at the hands of his son-in-law. And, in a strange turn of events no more than twenty-four hours after his death, two men wishing to remain anonymous step forward to admit for the first time that they were sexually molested as children by the late Scott Rogers. On today's show we hear their stories.


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Red River Radio
9:06 am
Thu August 28, 2014

IBM, other tech firms search high and low for native Louisianan techies

A handful of tech firms in the process of hiring hundreds of high-tech workers held an interview event Wednesday in Shreveport.

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 10:00 am

A handful of companies that are hiring hundreds of tech workers were handpicked to participate in a hiring event Wednesday at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Officials with Louisiana Economic Development’s workforce development program called FastStart put on a digital jobs interview event for companies like IBM, CGI and CenturyLink.

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WRKF
2:55 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

DHH Steps in to Save Baton Rouge General's ER

Baton Rouge General's mid-city emergency room at night.

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 8:38 pm

The state Department of Health and Hospitals has found funds to allow Baton Rouge General Hospital to keep its emergency room open after an imminent threat of closure.

Several local media outlets reported Wednesday morning that the hospital administration had notified staff that the ER would close Nov. 1.

DHH preempted any official closure announcement with a last-minute deal, providing the hospital $18 million in state and federal money to care for the uninsured. Hospital President Mark Slyter called the deal a “hail Mary pass”.

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NPR Story
10:08 am
Wed August 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Political Consultant Roy Fletcher; Bruce Herschensohn

Political Consultant Roy Fletcher is our guest for the two segments of today's show and he joins us in studio to talk about what he knows best: political elections and campaigns. Being the former National Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator John McCain during his bid for president in 2000, Roy comments on Senate candidates Rob Maness, Mary Landrieu, and Bill Cassidy, as well as David Vitter and his bid for Governor of Louisiana.

Former Pepperdine University Professor and Conservative Commentator Bruce Herschensohn joins us by phone to close out today's show and he expresses his concern with passion for what is happening in the Middle East, and our country's involvement. He comments on the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley at the hands of ISIL, what he thinks we should do about ISIL, his opinion on President Obama's actions, and much, much more.


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