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2:51 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

TUESDAY: LA NAACP's Musheer Robinson

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 10:12 am

Musheer Robinson, with the Louisiana NAACP, talks about Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, given 50 years ago this week.

 

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11:58 am
Fri August 23, 2013

MONDAY: Congressman Steve Scalise, Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 10:46 am

Jim talks with Louisiana District 1 Congressman Steve Scalise (R-River Ridge) about federal debt & spending and other matters.

Tiger Rag Magazine Editor Cody Worsham discusses the LSU Tigers' season opener this Saturday in Dallas.


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10:56 am
Thu August 22, 2013

FRIDAY: State Treasurer John Kennedy, LSU's Dr. Larry Kaptain, Author Ed Krzemienski

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 10:12 am

State Treasurer John Kennedy talks about non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who've received state money but refuse to account for it. He also talks about the state's political landscape.

Dr. Larry Kaptain, former Dean of the LSU College of Dramatic Arts, discusses the 1st Hall of Distinction awards ceremonies, coming up this weekend...and his new undertaking.

Author Ed Krzemienski, on his new book, "Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie's Last Stand"


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10:35 am
Wed August 21, 2013

THURSDAY: LSU's Dr. Kevin Cope, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Filmmaker Coltin Calloway

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 10:08 am

LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope talks about funding for higher education initiatives and dissatisfaction with the secrecy involved in selecting Dr. F. King Alexander as the new chancellor/system president.

Headline News journalist and show host Jane Velez-Mitchell talks about her new book, "The Secret Life of Jodi Arias"

Louisiana filmmaker Coltin Calloway discusses his new film, "The Climb to Katahdin", about hiking the Appalachian Trail.

 

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10:23 am
Wed August 21, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Advocate Editor Peter Kovacs, "Carmageddon" in Baton Rouge - One Year Later

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 5:52 pm

Guest host Robert Travis Scott chats with new Advocate editor Peter Kovacs about taking over the daily paper and changes that are underway.

Then, a discussion of "Carmageddon" in Baton Rouge, one year ago -- the tanker accident shut down I-10 for 27 hours, locking up the capitol city. State Police Captain Taylor Moss talks about the decision to blow up the tanker and BRPD Lt. Todd Weishar discusses traffic management on that fateful day. Both examine what would happen if a similar accident occurred now.

 

  

 

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10:20 am
Tue August 20, 2013

TUESDAY: Parents Discuss Educational Choices; Bluesman Larry Garner, Bill Bryan Talk Muddy Waters

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 11:59 am

Guest Host Maxine Crump leads a discussion with parents about how they have navigated the educational landscape in Baton Rouge on behalf of their kids. Parents Tiffany Temple, Latoya Johnson, Kathryn Kissam and Carlos Thomas take part.

Baton Rouge blues man Larry Garner and Baton Rouge Blues Foundation President Bill Bryan talk about blues legend Muddy Waters, his ongoing influence on music today, and the upcoming Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Gala honoring him.


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10:42 am
Mon August 19, 2013

MONDAY: Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, State Rep. Mike Danahay, Columnist Jim Beam

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 1:00 pm

Guest Host Robert Travis Scott discusses the current industrial boom going on in Lake Charles with Mayor Randy Roach, Lake Charles state Representative Mike Danahay and newspaper columnist Jim Beam.

Susannah Montandon and Jodie Hanet highlight their Baton Rouge Kids' Orchestra.


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10:01 am
Mon August 19, 2013

MONDAY: Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, State Rep. Mike Danahay, Columnist Jim Beam

Guest host Robert Travis Scott discusses the coming industrial boom in Lake Charles with the city's Mayor Randy Roach, State Representative Mike Danahay and Lake Charles newspaper columnist Jim Beam.

A visit with Susannah Montandon and Jodie Hanet, from the Baton Rouge Kids' Orchestra

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10:52 am
Fri August 16, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Catherine Steiner Adair, ACLU Director Majorie Esman, Renee Chatelain

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 9:31 am

Jim talks with the author of "The Big Disconnect" Catherine Steiner Adair.

Bill Stracener stops by to remember his Baton Rouge Rouge High classmate, Journalist Jack Germond who passed away earlier this week.

ACLU Executive Director in Louisiana, Majorie Esman talks with Jim about the high population of inmates with long term sentences due to marijuana possession. 

Manship Theatre Executive Director Renee Chatelain and Tapan Sarkar visits with Jim to discuss their upcoming event "A Night of Indian Cinema".


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11:49 am
Thu August 15, 2013

THURSDAY: Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Ford Motor Company Sustainability Manager Richard Cupka

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 3:41 pm

C.B. Forgotston talks with Jim about the upcoming 5th district congressional special election and the latest in news around Louisiana.

Richard Cupka tells Jim about the latest innovations with Ford Motor Co.


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