interviews

Out To Lunch
1:10 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Beyond The Boom Town On Out To Lunch

Peter Ricchiuti, Dana Eness and Blair duQuesnay.
Credit Robert Morton / It's New Orleans

We can't keep saying that we're in a boom forever. After it’s over — where to, New Orleans? Dana Eness from The Urban Conservancy and Blair duQuesnay from Ignite Investments and Planning look toward the dawn of the day after the boom. Will we have long-term change or a nostalgic golden era to look back on?  

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WRKF
11:05 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Interviews: LSU-S Poli. Sci. Professor Jeff Sadow, Times-Picayune Sportswriter Jim Kleinpeter

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 10:07 am

Jim talks with LSU-Shreveport political science professor and blogger Jeff Sadow about Governor Bobby Jindal political future and other Louisiana political matters.

From Baton Rouge Metro Airport, Jim Caldwell and Jason Wilson discuss tomorrow's small business opportunity workshop and future expansion at BR Metro. 

A chat with Times-Picayune and NOLA.com sportswriter Jim Kleinpeter about the upcoming Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

 

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WRKF
10:46 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Interviews: Public Service Commission Member Foster Campbell

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 10:10 am

Jim chats with the always outspoken Foster Campbell, of the Louisiana Public Service Commission about Governor Jindal's recent Politico Op-Ed piece and an upcoming vote in the PSC on solar energy.

Former business executive Drew Boyd discusses his book, "Inside The Box" 

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WRKF
2:24 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Interviews: American Sugar Cane League's Jim Simon, A Short Reprieve For LA Swift

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 10:09 am

LA Swift will stay alive for an additional month. Jim discusses that, and the possible future of the service, with New Orleans State Representative Walt Leger III. 

American Sugar Cane League head Jim Simon talks about the sugar industry's quest for federal government support, and failure of the federal Farm Bill.


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WRKF
12:41 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Interviews: Former Congressman Jim McCrery, Photographer C.C. Lockwood

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 10:09 am

Former northwestern Louisiana congressman Jim McCrery talks about the country's spiraling debt, and which party is handling the crisis better.

Author, journalist and Governor Edwin Edwards' biographer Leo Honeycutt talks about Governor Jindal's recent op-ed piece in Politico, critical of Republicans and Democrats alike.

Photographer C.C. Lockwood discusses his career and his recent switch to the world of digital photography.

 

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11:45 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Interviews: GOP Consultant Scott Wilfong

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 8:58 am

Former U.S. Congressman Jeff Landry talks about his career after Congress, and what political activities he's been up to since exiting the U.S. House

Jim talks with Republican consultant Scott Wilfong, and Democratic consultant Trey Ourso, about Governor Bobby Jindal's statewide tour and recent statements by Mr. Jindal that the GOP "needs to stop bed-wetting" and "kick around the other guys".

John Kaufman, with the Manship Theatre, discusses the Flamenco Rouge performance tonight. Performers Lena and Chris Jacome join in.


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12:43 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Interviews: The CPEX's Rachel Diresto, Author Daniel Bergner

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 2:43 pm

DOTD spokesman Dustin Annison and EBR Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker, talk about the future of LA Swift bus service  between here and New Orleans ... or the lack thereof. 

Author Daniel Bergner on his book, "What Do Women Want: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire."


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5:40 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Interviews: Filmmaker John Hardy, Dr. Erin Greenwald With the Historic New Orleans Collection

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 10:05 am

Film producer John Hardy discusses his collaboration with Steven Soderbergh on the ground-breaking film "Sex, Lies & Videotape"; made 25 years ago.

Former Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln, who is now with the It's My Business Coalition.

From the Historic New Orleans Collection, Dr. Erin Greenwald PhD talks about the  remarkable discovery of a manuscript that unveils life in New Orleans in the 18th century. It's all in the new book, "A Company Man"

Author Nathan Tan on his new book, "The Forgetful Gentleman".


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11:20 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Interviews: Conservative Economist George Gilder, State Sen. Elbert Guillory

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 10:15 am

State Sen. Elbert Guillory of Opelousas explains his recent switch from Democrat to Republican.

 


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2:58 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Interviews: Film Tax Credits; Kayak Fishing

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 8:56 am

Robert Travis Scott takes a closer look at Louisiana's film tax credit program. Steve Spires of the Louisiana Budget Project discusses whether the film tax credits are worth it with entertainment industry consultant Sherri McConnell and Chris Stelly of the entertainment division of Louisiana Economic Development.

And Robert talks about the kayak fishing craze with Chris Holmes with Louisiana Sportsman magazine.


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