interviews

Interviews
8:47 am
Mon March 11, 2013

From Oiled Shores to the Courtroom: NPR's Debbie Elliott on the BP Oil Spill

NPR's Debbie Elliott.
Christy Haynes NPR

Debbie Elliott is NPR’s national correspondent based in Alabama. She has covered the 2010 BP oil spill, and its aftermath, since the beginning.

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WRKF
12:04 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Interviews: LSU's David Kurpius, Law Professor David Orentlicher

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:01 pm

Jim talks with LSU's David Kurpius about the Tiger Bridge program, which could allow students at a Baton Rouge Community College to live on the LSU campus.

Law professor and author David Orentlicher, who promotes  a bipartisan two president system in his book, "Two Presidents Are Better Than One:

Chesley Heymsfield, with the Louisiana International Film Festival, coming up in April.

Author & humorist Elissa Altman talks about her new book, "Poor Man's Feast"


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Interviews
11:10 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Interviews: Singer Mary Wilson

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 10:28 am

Author Jeffrey Frank discusses his new book, "Ike & Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage"

Legendary singer Mary Wilson, formerly of the Supremes, talks about her career and her upcoming performance Saturday at the LSU Union Theater in "Stormy Weather", a tribute to Lena Horne.

Playwright John Biguenet talks about his play "Rising Water", about the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, running now through the 17th at LSU's Swine Palace"

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WRKF
10:18 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Interviews with State Rep. Ted James, American Cancer Society's Andrew Muhl

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:08 pm

Rev. Timothy Keller gets the show started by discussing Christianity in America and the world today.

Jim talks with Baton Rouge state Representative Ted James and Andrew Muhl, with the American Cancer Society, about Governor Jindal's plans to raise tobacco taxes as part of his big tax reforms.


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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

A Tree Mendez RootSuit

Tree, Colin Grussing (in the bodysuit) and Peter Ricchiuti.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Peter’s guests on this edition of Out to Lunch are eccentric enough to earn the accolade, “Our most Only In New Orleans show ever.”

Colin Grussing is an otherwise perfectly normal person who dresses in fully body spandex, including masking his face, and sells what he calls his RootSuit to other eccentrics and rabid sports fans. A man named Tree (only), who came to lunch in a wooden bow tie, weaves a magical spell over tourists.

WRKF
10:10 am
Fri March 1, 2013

FRIDAY: State Treasurer John Kennedy, Nutrition Expert Neal Barnard

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 2:19 pm

Jim talks with State Treasurer John Kennedy about Governor Jindal's proposed 2013 state budget. Kennedy thinks aspects of it will not work.

Nutrition expert Dr. Neal Barnard on his book "Power Foods for the Brain".


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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:01 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Shannon Powell: Playing in the Spotlight

Shannon Powell.
Credit infrogmation / Flickr

  

Listen to the conversation

When does a side dish become the main attraction?? When it's as hot and zesty as Shannon Powell on the bandstand. 

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WRKF
10:49 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Author A.E. Hotchner; Professors Kirby Goidel and Geoff Nagle

Originally published on Thu February 28, 2013 10:12 am

Jim speaks with Ernest Hemingway biographer A.E. Hotchner about his latest book "O.J. in the Morning, G&T at Night".

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols discusses Governor Jindal's budget and tax reform proposals.


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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Three Degrees of David Torkanowsky

David Torkanowsky.
facebook.com

Forget "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon." In New Orleans, it's more fun to play three degrees of David Torkanowsky.

As a piano player and band leader, Torkanowsky is equally comfortable pushing the edges of jazz, funk, blues and rhythm and blues. Aside from his solo projects, Torkanowsky has collaborated with so many musical legends — Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Danny Barker, Earl Turbington, Tony DaGradi, George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Dianne Reeves and Errol Garner, among them — that he now enjoys his own legendary patina.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Inspiration

Arman Sadeghour and Sean Simone.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Arman Sadeghpour came up with the idea of using chocolate to make toothpaste. Sean Simone figured out how to pack a 650,000 volt stun gun into an iPhone case.

Since this episode of Out to Lunch was recorded Sean’s cell phone stun gun idea has become a reality and Arman has launched a nationwide line of kids’ chocolate flavored toothapste. When big ideas become big money it’s worth looking back at the inspiration…

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