Billy Nungesser

Louisiana shrimpers are facing low prices. They say the business is tougher than it’s ever been, and recently considered striking. Many are looking for creative ways to make more money.

 

For the first time in more than a century, the contents of a time capsule revealed Confederate secrets.

The copper box was unearthed from the pedestal that used to carry the statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard in front of City Park.

Senior Policy Analyst Scott Lincicome on his group Republicans Fighting Tariffs.  Lamar White of The Bayou Brief on Governor John Bel Edwards quest for re-election. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser offers a plan to return to old-style politics and have candidates for state office run on a ticket. Musician Kenny Bill Stinson, a north Louisiana native, on his career as an artist mixing country music with the blues.


WAFB Morning Show host and Crimestoppers reporter Matt Williams on the record number of murders in Baton Rouge this year and the start of another special session. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser comments on the budget considerations in the special session and Senator John Kennedy’s call for Governor John Bel Edwards to resign. Allen Gannett on his book, “The Creative Curve, How to Develop the Right Idea at the Right Time.”


Brain Czech, president and executive director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, discusses why he believes global economic growth is contributing to biodiversity loss, climate change and resource wars. Czech is proposing an alternative economic model. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser comments on the death of legendary political consultant Gus Weill and offers his prescription for repairing Louisiana roads. Abigail Gardner of the Value of Water Campaign contends that Americans want federal spending on Water infrastructure. Clint Arthur, public speaking guru, on the importance of communication effectively before an audience. 


Dr. John Kirwan, Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, on groundbreaking research on Diabetes at the Baton Rouge facility. George Judy from Swine Palace on the latest production, “Arcadia,” premiering this week at the Shaver Theatre. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser on the state’s new slogan, “Feed Your Soul,” and the importance of Mardi Gras to tourism in Louisiana. Irish Poet Tom Malmquist on a deeply personal account of loss.


  Music critic John Wirt and Fats Domino biographer Rick Coleman remember the portly piano playing prodigy who died at 89 this week in Harvey. Wirt and Domino note that Domino was one of the most influential performers in the history of rock and roll and ranks among the best of a legion of musical talents from New Orleans. Author Cynthia Lejeune Nobles on “The Fonville Winans Cookbook.” Nobles will be featured at Saturday’s Louisiana Book Festival. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser will also be joining us to discuss the Louisiana Book Festival and pay tribute to Fats Domino. 

Harvey Relief: How To Help

Aug 31, 2017
Mike Steele, LA GOHSEP

Governor John Bel Edwards says while Louisiana will have some picking up to do after Harvey, “Things are not as bad as had been forecasted, and so we’re very thankful for that.”

He says our neighbors to the west were not nearly as fortunate.


FEMA

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is in Baton Rouge this week helping south Louisiana move toward recovery from the record flooding. 


The Budget, Business, and Commercializing History

Apr 5, 2016
Louisiana Dept. of Culture Recreation and Tourism

“We hope, moving forward, we can restore these cuts recommended in this budget in a special session.”

The parade of pleas for more money, like that by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, has become a familiar part of the state budget hearing process, though the marching order is different this year.

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