Louisiana News

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12:30 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Rock Legend Johnny Rivers, Sports Author Rich Cohen

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 12:38 pm

Baton Rouge native and living legend of rock & roll Johnny Rivers chats with Jim. Rivers will be performing in Baton Rouge soon.

Author Rich Cohen talks about his book, "Monsters" about the 1985 Chicago Bears.

Executive Director of Louisiana State Employee Retirement System (LASERS), Cindy Rougeou joins the show to talk about the latest with the retirement programs in Louisiana.


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9:46 am
Tue October 29, 2013

TUESDAY: Political Consultant Ray Strother, Author Andrew Schlesinger

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 10:17 am

Veteran political consultant Ray Strother talks with Jim about numerous topics, including upcoming elections and Edwin Edwards for Governor in 2015?

Author Andrew Schlesinger talks about his book on the letters of his father, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

 

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8:44 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Tree planting season ramps up, foreign workers get it done

A Bossier City firm will plant 6 million loblolly pine and other hardwood varieties on managed timberland in the Ark-La-Tex this winter. Lorenzo Tunek, owner of All Regions Services, Inc., is in the process of hiring about 60 temporary workers from Mexico.

Tunek can’t find anyone locally who’s willing to do this kind of backbreaking work. Each worker will plant about 3,000 seedlings per day. Tunek said  they’re paid by the number of trees they plant.

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7:51 am
Tue October 29, 2013

History Matters: Young Spanish military leader got the job done

Spanish military leader Don Bernardo de Gàlvez was heralded by French Creoles as one of the greatest Frenchmen of colonial times. Commentator Gary Joiner says nationality aside, Louisiana owes Gàlvez a debt of gratitude.


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6:02 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 9:00 am

Just in time for Halloween, LSU Press has republished the 1946 classic "Ghost Stories of New Orleans" - a collection of 40 ghastly tales by journalist and New Orleans native Jeanne deLavigne.

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10:47 am
Mon October 28, 2013

MONDAY: State Treasurer John N. Kennedy, Six-time All American Heather Van Norman

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 9:17 am

Track and field coach for Nicholls State University, Heather Van Norman talks with Jim about her over 30 years of track and field experience. She also talks about how her son, LSU'S wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. was born to be a tiger.

State Treasurer John Kennedy joins Jim to talk about the budget surplus and his opinion about the privatization of state hospitals.


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2:47 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Insurance Agent Recommends Paper Form Over Exchange Website

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 6:30 pm

Since it launched Oct. 1, the online portal for the health insurance marketplace required by the Affordable Care Act has been plagued with glitches. It's been hard to find anyone who's been able to enroll for an insurance plan at Healthcare.gov yet.

Insurance broker Phil Muscarello says agents can help consumers fill out a paper application instead. For more information, visit www.pjmi.com.


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6:42 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Warm Season Bedding Plants Look Terrible in Winter

Columbine “Swan Blue white” – Bicolored columbines grace landscapes in April with their stately flower stalks arising above the plant foliage.

Tender perennials have a lot of stamina -- they may actually look great in November when it's time to put the cool season bedding plants in -- but it's best to pull them out.


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10:51 am
Fri October 25, 2013

FRIDAY: Trina Scott Edwards, Author Mark LaFlaur, Video Historian Stephen Pitalo

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 9:59 am

The wife of former Governor Edwin Edwards, Trina Scott Edwards joins Jim to talk about their new reality show debuting this Sunday called "The Governor's Wife" on A&E.

Author Mark LaFlaur discusses his latest book "Elysian Fields".

The mastermind behind The Golden Age of Music Video, Stephen Pitalo talks with Jim about his projects, his experience at LSU Manship School and more.


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11:18 am
Thu October 24, 2013

THURSDAY: Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 6:32 pm

Jim visits with the legendary journalist and author Carl Bernstein.


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