interviews

Voices On Violence
2:32 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Voices On Violence: The Bubbles Of Safety Are Getting Smaller

Marco Topete.
Credit Jason Kruppa / NolaVie

Who:  Marco Topete, 30, a Mexican immigrant who came to New Orleans in 2005 with other members of the Texas Volunteer Firefighters Association as part of the initial search and rescue efforts following Hurricane Katrina.  An engineer by training, who has fallen in love with the endless possibilities of New Orleans culture, Marco is a husband; the father of a 1-year-old son; the owner of a start-up construction and design company; and an active member in the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, a 3-year old Mardi Gras krewe that celebrat

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WRKF
11:26 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Interviews: Former Governor Kathleen Blanco, LA Budget Project's Jan Moller, The Lens' Tyler Bridges

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 10:26 am

Guest host Bob Mann analyzes the last day of the 2013 Louisiana session with two close observers of the legislature, Jan Moller of the Louisiana Budget Project and journalist Tyler Bridges of The Lens.

And we talk about the state's economic development efforts with former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.


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WRKF
11:08 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Interviews: Rep. John Bel Edwards, Sen. Robert Adley, Deborah Simmons-Harris and Robert Zinn

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 10:23 am

Guest host Bob Mann talks with Louisiana state lawmakers Representative John Bel Edwards (D-Amite) and Senator Robert Adley (R-Benton) about the state budget conflict and other matters at the Capitol, with just two days left in the Legislative Session.

Deborah Simmons-Harris, who has created her own private animal sanctuary, and former LSU professor Robert Zinn, who recently had over 100 pet box turtles confiscated by state Wildlife & Fisheries, discuss caring for wild animals.


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WRKF
10:56 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Interviews: Mayor Kip Holden, Politics With A Punch, The Manship Theatre, River Road A-A Museum

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 10:46 am

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden talks about the state of the  city and his future political plans.

Activist Elizabeth Dent talks about "Politics With A Punch"; coming to Baton Rouge Thursday night.

Renee Chatelain drops by to talk about summer events coming to the Manship Theatre.

A visit with Kathe Hambrick-Jackson,  curator of the River Road African-American Museum in Donaldsonville


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Voices On Violence
2:58 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Voices On Violence: A Pastor Stresses Community

St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church minister Don Frampton.
Credit Jason Kruppa / NolaVie

Who: Don Frampton has been senior pastor of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church for the past 19 years. After Hurricane Katrina, his church created Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans (RHINO), which has brought more than 6,000 volunteers to New Orleans and built 29 homes through Habitat for Humanity.

In his own words, here's what Don has to say about:

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Voices On Violence
2:13 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Voices On Violence: Where's The Village Now?

New Orleans musician Edward Anderson.
Credit Jason Kruppa / NolaVie

Who: Edward Anderson, 46, a musician, educator, husband and father. Born into a longtime New Orleans family of teachers and pharmacists, he received his undergraduate degree in music from Xavier University, his master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York and, most recently, his doctorate in composition from the Louisiana State University School of Music. He has been a high school teacher and a college professor, and is a practicing musician playing trumpet with several jazz groups in town.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Out To Lunch With Kind-Hearted Capitalists

Andrea Chen, Peter Ricchuiti and Reid Stone.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Peter Ricchuiti explores the new business paradigm of cooperation vs. competition on this week's Out to Lunch with Andrea Chen and Reid Stone.

Andrea’s socially conscious business incubator Propeller: A Force For Social Innovation takes an entrepreneur with a good idea and turns it into good for the community. Reid’s marketing company Hero Farm takes those socially conscious businesses out into the world.

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WRKF
12:01 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Interviews: Political Consultant, Pollster & Demographer Elliot Stonecipher

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 10:50 am

Jim talks with Shreveport area pollster, demographer and political consultant Elliot Stonecipher, about his long career and about the political future of Governor Bobby Jindal.

NOLA.com reporter Chelsea Brasted talks about efforts to save and restore the historic Lincoln Theater, in Old South Baton Rouge.

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WRKF
10:13 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Interviews: Novelist Deen Koontz, Jim Donelon, Charles Alexander, Sen. Karen Carter Peterson

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 10:47 am

Bestselling novelist Dean Koontz talks about his life, his craft and his latest book, "Deeply Odd"

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon discusses insurance issues with hurricane season starting Saturday.

A visit with LSU legend Charles Alexander

New Orleans State Senator Karen Carter Peterson talks about her comments on the Senate floor Tuesday, alleging that opposition to elements of President Obama's health care reforms are "because of race".


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WRKF
11:02 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Interviews: Investigative Reporter Stanley Nelson, PAR President Robert Travis Scott

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 11:01 am

Concordia Sentinel reporter Stanley Nelson discusses his investigations of unsolved racially-tinged murders of the Civil Rights Era in Louisiana.

Robert Travis Scott, President of the Louisiana Public Affairs Research Council (PAR), talks about tHe last week of the 2013 Louisiana Legislative Session.

Melanie Gideon, with UCLA's Operation Mend, an effort to help wounded military men and women with facial reconstructive surgeries.

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