Ted James

First up on today's show, Glen Guilbeau discusses USA Today's article about LSU mishandling sexual misconduct allegations.  Then, State Representative Ted James talks about Congressman Richmond working for Joe Biden.  Finally,  author Stephen Maitland Lewis joins the show to discuss his new book "Duped" which comes out today.

Democratic political operative Trey Ourso surveys the first two nights of the GOP Convention.
Rabbi Barry Weinstein talks of his move from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles where he will head a congregation awaiting Hurricane Laura. State Rep. Ted James explains his support of Judge Yvette Alexander in her bid to unseat fellow Democratic Judge Tiffany Foxworth, who won a special election by 27 votes. Historian Harold Holzer recaps presidential battles with the media from Washington to Trump.

Baton Rouge Representative Ted James discusses the Senate race and his effort to become the next chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross on Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins challenge to US Senator Bill Cassidy.

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 On Thursday, state senators quietly granted final legislative approval on a measure establishing a task force to study policing practices and excessive uses of force against people of color. 

The results of the study will lay the groundwork for broader police reform legislation next year.

Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, details his recovery from a near fatal case of Covid-19. Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chief of The Advocate, looks at last four weeks which have seen an increase in Coronavirus deaths in the state go from four to 1103.

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State Rep. Ted James of Baton Rouge has tested positive for the coronavirus and is hospitalized as he fights pneumonia and COVID-19.

The Louisiana legislature debated a total of seven bills dealing with the issue of abortion during its 2019 session. The bill that got the most attention would make abortion illegal after about six weeks — before many women know they’re pregnant.

State Representative Ted James, Democrat from Baton Rouge, assesses the final hours of the Legislative Session and announces his endorsement for president in the 2020 election. Mark Ballard, Capital Bureau Chief for The Advocate, names the winners and losers in the 2020 session. George Morris of The Advocate relates his passion for stories of veterans and the significance of the 75th anniversary of today’s D-Day invasion at Normandy.


The Louisiana House has rejected a bill that would allow convicted felons to qualify for jury duty after a five year cleansing period. 

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The Legislature has already shown a willingness to expand medical marijuana use in Louisiana.

But other bills up for consideration this session will show exactly what kind of threshold the Legislature has for loosening marijuana restrictions in the state.