Louisiana News

WRKF
12:35 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Officials Assure Lawmakers University Medical Center Is Fully Funded

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 5:13 am

Facility planning officials say the construction of University Medical Center in New Orleans is on time and on budget.

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WRKF
11:43 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Interviews: Political Consultant Gus Weill, Author Dan Savage

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 10:51 am

Veteran political consultant Gus Weill joins Jim to discuss Governor Bobby Jindal's second term in office, and compare his administration with previous governors' second terms.

Author Dan Savage on his book, "American Savage: Insights, Slights & Fights on Faith, Sex, Love and Politics".

Also, Steven Angel, with the "Drumming For Your Life Institute", with a new approach to learning.


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WRKF
8:29 am
Tue May 28, 2013

State Privatization Oversight Bill Fails

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 8:25 am

Governor Jindal’s administration has said privatizing state services saves money, but some legislators are wary about the quality of those those services and whether they help the budget.

A measure that would have provided more oversight for contracts died in a Senate committee yesterday, as those that work at the Capitol hunkered down on the holiday to get everything done before the session ends on June 6.

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WRKF
1:44 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Interviews: First Amendment Lawyer James Goodale

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 10:20 am

Jim talks with noted 1st amendment lawyer James Goodale about the recent scandal involving alleged Obama Administration members snooping on news reporters.

Author Holcomb Noble of his book, "Cheney's War Crime: The Reign Of A De Facto President"

P.R. pro Randy Hayden, representing the Louisiana Family Forum, talks about the group's "Over The Edge" rappelling event; part of a statewide campaign to promote adoption.

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WRKF
1:57 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

Artificial Heart Provides Bridge to Transplant

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 11:44 am

Dr. Hector Ventura leads the Ochsner team that implanted the "Total Artificial Heart" for the first time in February. Their patient, a father of five now awaiting a matching donor heart, was the first in the Gulf Coast region to receive the device.

Dr. Ventura

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WRKF
11:36 am
Sat May 25, 2013

Course Choice Scaled Back After Court Ruling

State Superintendent John White wants to scrape the Department of Education's administrative budget to pay for public school students to take individual courses from private providers.

The Course Choice program had been included in the formula that supports public schools. But the same state Supreme Court ruling that shuttled the planned financing for vouchers, said those funds couldn't go to the new classes either.

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WRKF
7:37 am
Sat May 25, 2013

Going On Vacation? Don't Forget The Plants

Get a friend with a green thumb to care for your leafy pets if you'll be away for few days.


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WRKF
11:20 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Interviews: Highland's Cemetary's Kenny Kleinpeter, Lawrence Korb On U.S. Foreign Policy

Originally published on Mon May 27, 2013 11:26 am

Jim talks with Kenny Kleinpeter, of the historic Highland Cemetary.

Tyler Bridges, journalist with The Lens, talks about the Legislative Session and maneuvers to balance the state budget.

Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow with the Center For American Progress, discusses U.S. Foreign Policy.

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Red River Radio
8:41 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Alexandria Children's Museum Benefitting From Partnership With Shreveport Museum

Two museums in Shreveport and Alexandria have formed a partnership to expose more Central Louisiana children to hands-on science learning. With funding from the Central Louisiana Community Foundation, the T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum in Alexandria will host a traveling exhibit from Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center. Hundreds of children will take part in the Gee Whiz Science Carnvial during its five-day exhibit in Alexandria. T.R.E.E. House director Kara Edwards said she hopes this collaboration with Sci-Port opens up new doors for her museum.

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NPR Story
7:36 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Gary Borders: On relishing panoramic vistas from a Texas plains ranch

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 3:07 pm

Commentator Gary Borders takes us pasture roaming on a central Texas Hill Country ranch.

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