Louisiana News

NPR Story
3:28 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

TUESDAY: State Rep. (and Candidate for Governor) John Bel Edwards, BR Beach Marathon

Originally published on Mon December 30, 2013 11:51 am

Jim chats with state Representative John Bel Edwards (D-Amite) who plans to run for Governor is 2015.

Matt Manning and Craig Watson discuss the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon, for charity, coming up on December 7th.

 

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WRKF
3:57 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Cardiologist Gives Permission for Holiday Indulgence

Leon Kraft, an interventional cardiologist with the Cardiovascular Institute of the South, says it's okay to splurge, so long as you don't make it a routine.

Dr. Leon Kraft, Interventional Cardiologist

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WRKF
6:47 am
Sat November 23, 2013

For Urban Shade, Plant a Willow Oak

Willow Oak

With it's upright, oval shape, and relatively fast growth, it doesn't take long for the Willow Oak to develop into a nice shade tree and it doesn't require as much pruning as the Live Oak to fit well in an average urban lot.


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NPR Story
1:53 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

MONDAY: State Treasurer John Kennedy, LSU-Texas A&M Recap

Originally published on Mon November 25, 2013 3:29 pm

Jim talks with State Treasurer John N. Kennedy about the state budget, non-governmental organizations (NGO's) that won't account for state money given to them and a proposed $2-million center for former Governor Mike Foster's paper, in Franklin.

Jim recaps the LSU-Texas A&M game


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NPR Story
9:11 am
Fri November 22, 2013

FRIDAY: The JFK Assassination with Richard Lipsey and Vincent Bugliosi

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 11:48 am

Jim discusses the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 50 years ago today, and whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman in Dallas that day. His guests are Richard Lipsey, who was present at JFK's autopsy, and former attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi.

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NPR Story
7:36 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Gary Borders: Where were you when JFK was shot?

Like many baby boomers, commentator Gary Borders can vividly recall the moment he learned that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. He adds his recollection through the eyes of a third grader in Allenstown, New Hampshire.


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WRKF
6:03 am
Fri November 22, 2013

The Kennedys: Capturing America's Camelot

John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
Stanley Tretick

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 4:53 pm

As journalist and author Kitty Kelley conducted research for her unauthorized biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, she became good friends with photographer Stanley Tretick. He is best known for his coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign and presidency for Look magazine, and for taking iconic pictures like the one of John Jr. playing under his father’s desk in the Oval Office.

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WRKF
4:53 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Will New Congressman Make a Mark with Pragmatism?

Vance McAllister took the oath of office Thursday, assuming the seat representing north Louisiana in Congress.

McAllister, a political newcomer, ran as a pragmatist and was not expected to win the 5th District seat.

State Sen. Neil Riser, a known quantity in Louisiana’s GOP,  had launched his campaign almost as soon as Rep. Rodney Alexander stepped down to take a job in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s cabinet last summer.

And, as Associated Press capitol correspondent Melinda Deslatte discusses with WRKF’s Amy Jeffries, Riser had been the obvious front-runner.

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Red River Radio
9:52 am
Thu November 21, 2013

International Paper donates Lake Erling in Arkansas to Shreveport-based conservation group

Managed timberland pine forests surround Lake Erling and its 120 miles of shoreline.

International Paper has donated its Lake Erling property in South Arkansas' Lafayette County to the Shreveport-based AGRED Foundation. It stands for American Gamebird Research Education and Development. Eric Fletcher, AGRED Foundation director, said this donation – 7,600 acres in all – will ensure that Lake Erling is maintained to the high standards set by International Paper for the past 57 years.

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NPR Story
9:14 am
Thu November 21, 2013

THURSDAY: Author Barr McClellan, Actor Michael O'Neill, BR Ballet's Molly Buchmann

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 10:10 am

Jim talk with Barr McClellan, author of "Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK"

Actor Michael O'Neill discusses his role in the new film, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Molly Buchmann, from the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, talks about this year's performance of "The Nutcracker: A Tale From The Bayou"


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