Louisiana News

WRKF
6:32 am
Sat July 6, 2013

Caring For Crape Myrtles

Although native to the Far East, crape myrtles are almost indispensable to the Southern landscape.


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NPR Story
10:10 am
Fri July 5, 2013

MONDAY: Political Consultant Gus Weill, Actress Channing Chase, Hany Zohdy

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 9:10 am

Jim talks local and national politics with veteran political consultant Gus Weill.

Channing Chase talks with Jim about her role on the hit series Mad Men.

Hany Zohdy discusses the latest developments with his native country Egypt.


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WRKF
10:07 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Interviews: 'Second Line Rescue' Authors Marcia Gaudet And Barry Ancelet; Rep. John Bel Edwards

Marcia Gaudet and Barry Ancelet discuss their book, "Second Line Rescue", about improvised citizen rescues that took place after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Amite state Representative and House Democratic Caucus leader John Bel Edwards talks about his call for a Veto Session, to override some of Governor Jindal's budget vetoes, and other issues.

 

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NPR Story
7:36 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Gary Borders: Discovering barbeque at its best, but who says?

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 8:15 am

It's that time of year when we spend quality time with our grills for family cookouts. Commentator Gary Borders has a book selection today that seeks to deepen our knowledge about barbeque and how it's prepared across the Deep South.


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WRKF
10:18 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Interviews: State Rep. John Bel Edwards

Jim talks with Democratic State Representative, and House Democratic Caucus leader, John Bel Edwards, who feels lawmakers should convene a Veto session to consider overturning some of Governor Jindal's budget item vetoes.

Audio should be posted by 11 am on Friday, July 5.

WRKF
12:26 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Interviews: Singer Phillip Manuel, Author Michael Gurian, Painter & Author Jennifer Moses

Originally published on Thu July 4, 2013 10:12 am

Singer Phillip Manuel, who'll be performing in New Orleans for Independence Day.

Author Michael Gurian talks about his book "The Wonder of Aging", about living life to its fullest after 50.

Painter and author Jennifer Moses talks about her New York Times piece about legendary Louisiana painter Clementine Hunter. 


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WRKF
11:35 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Interviews: Planned Parenthood's Melissa Flournoy; Dr. Paul Offit On Alternative Medicine

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 10:17 am

Melissa Flournoy, with Planned Parenthood of Louisiana, on legislation passed this year that attacks her organization, and the national abortion rights movement.

Physician and author Dr. Paul Offit on his new book, "The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine"


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Red River Radio
7:36 am
Tue July 2, 2013

History Matters: Louisiana Should Treasure Poverty Point

About 100 golfers converged last week in Delhi, La., to play in a charity tournament raining money for a new nonprofit organization that aims to promote Poverty Point State Historic Site. Poverty Point, near Epps, is in the running to become a World Heritage site. Commentator Gary Joiner profiles its historic mounds.


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WRKF
3:19 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

State Lawmakers To Retry Cash Balance Plan

The contentious plan to revamp the state’s floundering retirement systems was overturned in State Supreme Court on Friday. 

The high court knocked down the law not because of content, but because of how it passed. State law requires a supermajority for this kind of bill to progress. The legislature sent this one to the governor’s desk with only the majority’s approval.

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WRKF
11:59 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Interviews: Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Author Jinx Coleman Broussard

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 10:06 am

Jim talks with government watchdog and blogger C.B. Forgotston about the likelihood of a veto override session for state lawmakers, and shares his review of Governor Jindal's 6th legislative session.

LSU mass comm. professor and author Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard on her new book, "African-American Foreign Correspondents"


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