Jazz Fest Minutes
8:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: A Conversation With Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves and her quartet will play Jazz Fest Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2013.
Credit Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves is one of the finest jazz singers on the planet. Born in Detroit, she grew up in Denver in a family full of musicians.

"There's a lot of musicians in my family," Reeves said. "My uncle is a bassist and he was with the symphony for many years, as well as a jazz bassist. A couple of great aunts were performers, and then I have another cousin who actually produced a lot of my records, George Duke. So music was very much part of the family."

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4:35 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Interviews: Filmmakers Cleve Bailey and Phillip Smith, Former State Lawmaker Raymond Jetson

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 10:40 am

Jim talks with filmmakers Cleve Bailey and Phillip Smith about their new film "Inclusion Illusion: One Baton Rouge"

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

The Pfabulous Pfister Sisters

The Pfister Sisters.
Credit infrogmation / Flickr

Listen to Gwen & the Pfisters

Harmony, thy name is Pfister!

This week, the Pfister Sisters sing out and occasionally act out during a rollicking hour spent on jazz vocal harmonies.

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11:06 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Interviews: State Representative Katrina Jackson, DIG Magazine's Chris Brooks

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 10:01 am

State Representative Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe) talks with Jim about issues and proposed legislation coming in the 2013 Legislative session, which starts Monday at noon.

A visit with Chris Brooks, of DIG Magazine, to chat about the upcoming Baton Rouge Blues Festival and other local hot topics.

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4:39 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

"Talkin' Jazz" with Great New Orleans Trumpeter and Singer Wendell Brunious

An interview with New Orleans trumpeter and singer Wendell Brunious.

Wendell Brunious is one of New Orleans' most accomplished and versatile musicians.

A top-notch trumpeter and flugelhornist, and engaging singer and front man, Brunious is well versed in a wide range of music: from early jazz, to many eras of pop, to R&B and bebop.

Brunious is featured regularly at the French Quarter Festival, Jazz Fest, and at clubs around the Crescent City. He recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten for a "Talkin' Jazz" interview at the Old U.S. Mint, presented here.

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10:57 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Interviews: LSU Reveille Editor Andrea Gallo

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 10:06 am

Andrea Gallo, editor of LSU's Reveille student newspaper, talks with Jim about the paper's lawsuit against the university for the secrecy in the recent search for a new chancellor-president.

Conservative commentator Sherif Girgis discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's recent hearing of arguments for and against same-sex marriage.

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10:22 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Interviews: Political Pollster Bernie Pinsonat

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 9:23 am

Jim talks with pollster Bernie Pinsonat, with Southern Media and Opinion Research, about Governor Bobby Jindal's sagging approval ratings.

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11:48 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Interviews: State Representative Franklin J. Foil, Former MLB Pitcher Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 8:08 pm

Jim talks with Republican State Representative Franklin J. Foil about the upcoming legislative session and Governor Bobby Jindal's proposed tax plan.

Former MLB Pitcher Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain discusses his experience as the pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and also the upcoming MLB season.

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8:32 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Interviews: Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel, Author Scott Taylor Smith

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 8:09 pm

Jim talks with Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel about economic development expansions and the latest political news.

Author Scott Taylor Smith talks about his latest book "When Someone Dies".

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5:03 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Rep. Cassidy On Affordable Care Act, Alternatives

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 9:14 am

News broke Tuesday that 6th District Rep. Bill Cassidy will announce his candidacy for Senate Wednesday.

While Congress has been off last week and this week for their annual April recess, Cassidy has spent some of his time off here in Baton Rouge.

Cassidy recently co-sponsored the Defund Obamacare Act, which is part of the Republican handling of the Affordable Care Act three years after the healthcare overhaul was signed into law.


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