Scott Wilfong

Democrat Eddie Ashworth and Republican Scott Wilfong exchange views of the political landscape exactly six months before the Oct. 12 primary. Music Critic John Wirt looks at Blues Fest in Baton Rouge and the French Quarter Fest in New Orleans. Author Lisa Wingate talks about her appearance at the Main Library tomorrow night and her book about a notorious scandal in wich the director of Memphis adoption agency kidnapped and sold children to wealthy families across the nation.

Daniel Erspamer, CEO of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, discusses his organization, which is described as a non-partisan research and educational organization. The think tank was on the front lines of criminal justice reform and is a voice for free markets in Louisiana. Democrat Dayne Sherman, Southeastern Louisiana University Professor, and Republican Scott Wilfong square off on major issues in the governor’s election and President Trump’s decision to call a national emergency to build a wall at the Southern border of the U.S.

Mary Patricia Wray, the strategist who helped Gov. John Bel Edwards win the governor’s election four years ago joins Republican activist Scott Wilfong to weigh in on the 2019 governor’s election and the federal government shutdown as President Trump addresses the nation tonight. Wilfong was a Louisiana elector for Trump. Libertarian Mike Wolf, a prominent Baton Rouge lawyer, comments about the government shutdown and assesses a controversial case involving Louisiana Judge Wayne Ray Chutz. The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal Judge has sued an ex-girlfriend, seeking the return of a $62.000 diamond ring and reimbursement of more than $30,000 in expenses. Talk Louisiana remembers Elvis Presley on the 84th anniversary of his birth.

Democrat Melissa Flournoy and Republican Scott Wilfong assess the political terrain in Baton Rouge and in the Beltway. 

Former Grant Parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley on non-unanimous jury verdicts in Louisiana as lawmakers debate changing the state law. 

Advocate Bureau Chief Mark Ballard on a week at the Capitol as nursing home residents were warned of losing their homes because of budget challenges.

Pictured: Melissa Flournoy 


GOP Political Consultant Scott Wilfong and Democratic blogger Lamar White of The Bayou Brief on the challenges of President Trump and Governor Edwards. Advocate Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Ballard on an eventful week for the regular session.


Republican Political Consultant Scott Wilfong and Democratic blogger and commentator Dayne Sherman on the political consequences of the special legislative session, the challenges of President Trump and new leadership in the Louisiana GOP.


GOP political consultant Scott Wilfong and Democratic blogger Lamar White share views on President Trump, DACA, North Korea and the 2019 Louisiana governor’s race.

Julian Guthrie discusses her book “How to Make a Spaceship.” Guthrie reports on a band of renegades, an epic race and the birth of private spaceflight as she details the odyssey of Peter Diamandis. 

These Eight Votes Really Count

Dec 19, 2016
Sue Lincoln

Votes being cast for President of the United States today will actually count, as the Electoral College convenes.

U-L Monroe political science professor Joshua Stockley explains the ballot you cast on November 8th was – in essence – advisory.

Shreveport hosted the first televised Senate debate featuring all three candidates last night, and today we discuss what happened and how the candidates did. Trey Ourso, the former Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party and Scott Wilfong, well-known Louisiana GOP pundit, both join us to examine the issues covered in last night's debate and discuss how the candidates are looking as we approach November 4th.

And, this Saturday in Death Valley the LSU Fighting Tigers take on the University of Kentucky Wildcats: two university's which happen to be leading the charge in pushing for smoke-free campuses in SEC schools. LSU's Dr. Judith Sylvester and Kentucky's Dr. Ellen Hahn are two figures spearheading the smoke-free campus movement, and they join us today to discuss what their respective university's have been able to accomplish thus far.   


Former Assistant U.S. Education Secretary under President George H. W. Bush, Diane Ravitch joins us as our first guest of the week to talk with Jim about public schools in Louisiana. Being a long time opponent of charter schools and openly stating that she believes they are destroying America's public schools, Diane expresses her distaste with Common Core, Governor Bobby Jindal, and the Charter School system in New Orleans. She and Jim also take a little time to promote her most recent book Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools

GOP Political Consultant and frequent guest on the show Scott Wilfong follows up Diane for the second part of today's show to discuss the November elections which are now less than seven weeks away. He and Jim discuss the Louisiana 2nd District creeping in closer to Baton Rouge, Mary Landrieu and the recent hoopla over her travel expenditures and residency; and much, much more.

Also, Lisa Guernsey closes out Monday's show to promote and discuss her latest book Screen Time: How Electronic Media - From Baby Videos to Educational Software - Affects Your Young Child. As a mother of two young daughters Lisa wondered what television, videos, and digital media in general was doing to her children, and her book is the end result of her resolve to find out. Her 2012 edition and re-release of Screen Time features an updated epilogue on what scientists know so far about children's ebooks, interactive preschool media, and more. Lisa will be in Baton Rouge this Thursday September 18th to speak at the Distinguished Speakers Series hosted by the Academic Distinction Fund at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.


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