Billy Nungesser

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.”

EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome on the prospect of the Village of St. George, crime and other issues in her third year in office. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser on Bayou Country Superfest, tourism numbers and his personal travel. Cindy Hardy, Mother of Laine Hardy, the Livingston Parish singer who is this year’s American Idol winner.

Lieutenant Gov. Billy Nungesser on a huge month for tourism in Louisiana and the ninth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and BP oil spill. Chris Meyer, CEO of New Schools for Baton Rouge, assesses charter schools in Baton Rouge and the hunt for new superintendent of schools.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser talks tourism, Confederate monuments, and Feed Your Soul. LSU Manship School professor Judith Sylvester and a few of her students discuss the campus smoking ban and the rise of the e-cig. 

Guest host Julie Baxter-Payer. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser talks New Year's Eve celebrations. Writter Ed Cullen on a year of stories. LSU superfan and videographer Steve Miley on the Fiesta Bowl. 

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser previews the Louisiana Book Festival and updates tourism numbers for 2018. Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade on the legacy of President Andrew Jackson and the seventh president’s impact on Louisiana. LSU Manship School Dean Martin Johnson and Director of the Public Policy Research Lab Michael Henderson comment on a national poll conducted by the school for the midterm elections. Ken Perrett, President of Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation Association, on Constitutional Amendment 4 to prevent state police from using transportation funding.

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.