Billy Nungesser

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser updates the audience on the status of tourism in the age of COVID-19. Former ACLU Louisiana head Marjorie Esman discusses the current balance of the US Supreme Court.

Tyler Bridges discusses David Duke’s legacy on the former Klan leaders’ 70th birthday. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser on the removal of statues.

Faye Williams and Darrell Glasper debate the President’s coronavirus response. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser remembers the BP Oil Spill.

Jeanne Smith, underwriting director for Louisiana Public Broadcasting recaps her trip to Italy amid the Covid-19 outbreak.


Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser discusses the challenges of tourism and the state budget with the state and nation stalled due to coronavirus.


Actress Lee Purcell reflects on the 90th anniversary of the birth of her mentor, legendary actor Steve McQueen.


Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA, looks at 40 years of her organization.

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Mardi Gras has finally arrived, and people all across Louisiana are celebrating — from Galliano to Shreveport and everywhere in between.

The weeks of revelry leading up to Fat Tuesday aren't just a good time — they're a major economic driver for the state. 

For this Mardi Gras edition of Capitol Access, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser discusses the impact carnival season has on the Louisiana tourism industry.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser on his trip to Canada. Mary Patricia Wray and Scott Wilfong discuss the State of the Union and more.

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser assesses the national impact of LSU’s national championship win over Clemson. Ara Rubyan previews the 14th annual Jewish Film Festival at the Manship Theatre. Community activist Erica Etelson talks about her book “Beyond Contempt, How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide.”

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser assesses the year in tourism. Mark Ballard of the Advocate looks at the impeachment of President Trump and the departure of President King Alexander at LSU. 

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser discusses plans for a civil rights trail and assesses the impact of mass shootings in the United States on tourism. Independence native and former LSU student Robert Crais talks about his Louisiana roots and how they contributed to him becoming one of the nation’s top crime novelists. His latest work is “A Dangerous Man,” the 18th installment of his acclaimed Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series.

Meteorologist John Wetherbee provides the latest information on the path and expected time for landfall for Barry. Lamar White of the Bayou Brief comments on hurricanes in Louisiana,  the threat to land and residents and assesses the politics winds in Washington D.C. and Louisiana. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, a New Orleans native, reflects on storms past and the imminent danger of the current one. University of Oklahoma historian Steven Gillon remembers his friend, John F. Kennedy Jr., who died 20 years ago this month in a plane crash. Gillon’s book is “The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr., America’s Reluctant Prince.”