interviews

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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WRKF
11:43 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Interviews: Political Consultant Gus Weill, Author Dan Savage

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 10:51 am

Veteran political consultant Gus Weill joins Jim to discuss Governor Bobby Jindal's second term in office, and compare his administration with previous governors' second terms.

Author Dan Savage on his book, "American Savage: Insights, Slights & Fights on Faith, Sex, Love and Politics".

Also, Steven Angel, with the "Drumming For Your Life Institute", with a new approach to learning.


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WRKF
1:44 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Interviews: First Amendment Lawyer James Goodale

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 10:20 am

Jim talks with noted 1st amendment lawyer James Goodale about the recent scandal involving alleged Obama Administration members snooping on news reporters.

Author Holcomb Noble of his book, "Cheney's War Crime: The Reign Of A De Facto President"

P.R. pro Randy Hayden, representing the Louisiana Family Forum, talks about the group's "Over The Edge" rappelling event; part of a statewide campaign to promote adoption.

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WRKF
11:20 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Interviews: Highland's Cemetary's Kenny Kleinpeter, Lawrence Korb On U.S. Foreign Policy

Originally published on Mon May 27, 2013 11:26 am

Jim talks with Kenny Kleinpeter, of the historic Highland Cemetary.

Tyler Bridges, journalist with The Lens, talks about the Legislative Session and maneuvers to balance the state budget.

Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow with the Center For American Progress, discusses U.S. Foreign Policy.

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WRKF
3:55 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Interviews: Oklahoma Reporter Matt Skinner, Author James Lacey

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 10:05 am

Jim talks with veteran Oklahoma reporter Matt Skinner about the devastation in the wake of this week's deadly tornado.

State government watchdog and political blogger C.B. Forgotston and Jim discuss goings-on at the Capitol.

Author James Lacey on his book, "Moment Of Battle"


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WRKF
10:46 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Interviews: Former State Lawmaker Vic Stelly, Columnist Quin Hilyer

Originally published on Thu May 23, 2013 10:05 am

Jim talks with former state lawmaker Vic Stelly, architect of the Stelly Tax Swap Plan which was enacted and repealed within a decade.

Conservative columnist and commentator Quin Hilyer on the trials of the Obama White House

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WRKF
11:13 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Interviews: Hugh Buckingham On The Oklahoma Tornado Disaster, Author James Scott, AARP's Joan Ruff

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 10:08 am

AARP Board Member Joan Ruff on the future of Social Security. and Louisiana's resistance to the Medicaid Expansion in the Affordable Care Act.

Jim talks with former LSU professor Hugh Buckingham, who was very near the tornado disaster in Moore, Oklahoma.

Author James Scott on his book, "The War Below", about three submarines that battles Japanese forces during World War II.


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