interviews

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Jim talks with former state lawmaker Vic Stelly, architect of the Stelly Tax Swap Plan which was enacted and repealed within a decade.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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Out To Lunch
1:07 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

The NOLA Brain Gain

Chris Boyd, Peter Ricchiuti and Marianne Rodriguez.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

The New Orleans business boom is not a coincidence, it's a campaign. NOLAbound successfully recruited young entrepreneurs to New Orleans.

Meet two of them on this week's Out to Lunch: Chris Boyd, founder of mobile app building company Apptitude, and Marianne Rodriguez, founder of fashion illustration studio MarketteNOLA.

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WRKF
10:46 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Interviews: Congressional Candidate Paul Dietzl III, Talk Show Host & Author Jim Brown

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 10:04 am

Paul Dietzl, the grandson of former LSU Coach Paul Dietzl, who is planning to run for the District 6 U.S. Congressional seat, that will be left open by Bill Cassidy in 2014, as HE runs for U.S. Senate.

Former Louisiana Insurance Commissioner, Secretary of State, legislator and current radio show host, author and publisher Jim Brown discusses some of the challenges facing President Obama in his second term.

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WRKF
3:32 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Analyst Cokie Roberts Steeped In Louisiana Politics

Steve Fenn ABC, Inc.

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 8:37 am

NPR News Analyst Cokie Roberts grew up in Louisiana in the 1940 and 50s -- the daughter of Hale and Lindy Boggs, who both represented New Orleans in Congress.

Cokie was home, here in Louisiana yesterday, to deliver the keynote speech at LSU's commencement ceremony.

Before all the pomp and circumstance, WRKF's Amy Jeffries caught up with her.


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NPR Story
10:14 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Interviews: Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 10:39 am

A visit with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, to talk about...everything.

Louisiana singer & songwriter Jay Chevallier talks about his 50 years in entertainment.


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WRKF
1:03 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Interviews: Former LSU Chancellor Jim Wharton, Choreographer Liz Lerman

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 10:06 am

Jim talks with former LSU Chancellor James Wharton about the TOPS college tuition grant program and the state of Higher Education in Louisiana.


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WRKF
12:53 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Interviews: Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's Tim Muffett, And Discussing Post-Secondary Education

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 10:04 am

Former Home Depot CEO Steve Odland and Patrick Callan, with the National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education, discuss the importance of post-secondary education.

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra conductor Maestro Tim Muffett talks about the upcoming performance by Tony Award winning singer Audra McDonald and more.

Medical journalist and author Jessica Wapner on her book, "The Philadelphia Chromosome"

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WRKF
11:51 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Interviews: Political Consultant Roy Fletcher, LSU Museum Of Art's Fairleigh Cook Jackson

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 10:08 am

With three weeks remaining in the 2013 Legislative session, Jim looks at how things are going at the State Capitol, with veteran political consultant Roy Fletcher.

Fairleigh Cook Jackson, with the LSU Museum Of Art, talks about an exciting new exhibit.

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