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STREET DRUGS AND SPORTS DRUGS One central theme wove its way through a number of major sporting events in America.  There is a pervasive use of steroids and enhancement drugs by professional athletes across the board.  And in the big money sports, particularly baseball and football, drug use gets little more than a slap on...
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Wednesday, December 18, 2007
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Thursday, December 20th, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana ETHICS REFORM LITE? Ethics reform has become the byword of the new Governor-Elect, a number of legislators, and a cross section of most good government groups and various associations throughout Louisiana in recent weeks. Emphasis so far has been directed at financial disclosure by elected officials, and cutting...
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Secretary of State Jay Dardene Wednesday 12-12-2007 3:10pm? CT I was at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge earlier this week for the dedication of a painting showing former Secretary of State Fox McKeithen.? Present Secretary of State Jay Dardene is shown with me at the presentation.? I had the honor of serving as...
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Tensions rise over public housing Posted by NOLA.com December 10, 2007 10:44AM As tensions rise over the planned demolition of public housing units in New Orleans, some anti-demolition advocates are threatening more direct action. This poster is appearing in the CBD. The units involved are PUBLIC housing and paid for with your tax dollars. It...
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Thursday, November 27th, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana NEW ORLEANS NEEDS TO GET OVER IT For over a week now, the local New Orleans newspaper has been full of editorials and articles both wailing and bemoaning the fact that the Crescent City will not host one of the major presidential debates next year. The Commission on Presidential...
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    Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden was out in style last week at a luncheon of friends at Galatoire’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge. Can you just imagine the ridicule Mayor Ray Nagin would get if he dressed like this one day and was out in public. A recent poll showed Mayor Holden to have...
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In just a few short weeks, Louisiana’s new Governor-elect has gone from being an ideologue to a practical politician.? From perception of image to the realities of dealing with the political process. ? Bobby Jindal’s primary victory was a first for a non-incumbent as far back as anyone can remember.? He received an overwhelming mandate.?...
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It’s a tough, but heartwarming story…with a picture of Sargent John Gebhardt in Iraq. John Gebhardt’s wife, Mindy, said that this little girl’s entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head…but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John’s hospital and...
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Dave Treen Friday 11-02-2007 7:21am? CT Former Louisiana Governor Dave Treen has been a guest on the Jim Brown Show several times in the past year.? Our paths crossed last week at a reception help at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge.? The Governor is 80, yet says he may run for Congress to replace...
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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ? Now that we are all but over the Gubernatorial Election, (runoffs on set for November 17th, but with little interest and certainly a low turn out). the focus will turn to the presidential elections only a year away.? Have you made a choice yet?? Need some help? ? Take this survey at...
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An excellent meal Friday 10-05-2007 10:59am? CT With so many new restaurants opening in New Orleans, I try to try? a variety of new spots, especially for lunch, each week.? I have become a weekly regularly at Li’l Dizzy’s, just off the Quarter on Esplanade. President Bush ate here on his most recent trip, and...
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Take a look at this week’s column commentary. New Orleans District Attorney Eddie Jordan has resigned. And my thoughts are quite simple. Good riddance to one lousy official who has done so much damage to the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. Eddie, you will not be missed.
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mbattled Orleans Parish D.A. Resigns Former D.A. Connick says he has “strong reservations” about Jordan’s possible interim replacement Tuesday, October 30, 2007   AUDIO ON DEMAND Click here to listen to the Eddie Jordan Resignation Announcement, with comments from interim DA Keva Landrum-Johnson and Mayor Ray Nagin MORE AUDIO ON DEMAND: REACTION TO JORDAN’S RESIGNATION...
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Doomsday Monday 10-22-2007 6:24am? CT Is the end of the world coming in the future…maybe near future?? Some believe this scenario is out laid out in the Book of Revelations.? Dr. Alfred Adams was my guest last week, and the phone lines were jammed with callers who take the predictions of a real crisis at...
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Jim and the Big Guy Friday 10-19-2007 12:45pm? CT The final days of the Louisiana Gubernatorial election brought a number of statewide candidates by our station on Howard Ave.in New Orleans.? The latest was Sen. Walter Boasso, running for Governor. With runoffs in many races a certainly, I’m sure we will be over run with...
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Jim Bernazzani Thursday 10-11-2007 8:35am? CT The FBI has an active presence in New Orleans, post Katrina, and the Louisiana Director, Jim Bernazzani, was on my show this past Wednesday.? We have read and heard a lot about the FBI’s involvement in corruption and street crime throughout the city.? But Bernazzani spent quite a bit...
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Thinking about next year’s election … already made up your mind? still deciding? try this fascinating website! Takes about 1-2 minutes. Having trouble deciding who to vote for in 2008? This will compare your answers with ALL candidates. I found this to be of interest …. It did not select the candidate I had expected!...
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I have received numerous comments and compliments about this website, and many viewers are impressed as to how there is so much current information, humor and music. Who is my right hand man and webmaster who keeps the site updated? It’s my nephew, Conway Solomon, pictured below. Conway lives in New Orleans, but was in...
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Below is the emotional and moving photo of a young couple beginning a new life.? The Marine is making the best of putting his tragic past behind.? He was severely injured in Iraq.? We all wish this couple happiness, and our deep thanks to this brave Marine for his commitment to his country.
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Ruthie Frierson Friday 09-21-2007 7:32am CT Many New Orleans residents in the private sector saw how slowly the recovery effort was moving, many rolled up their sleeves and did what the political leadership should have been doing. One of these community activists is Ruthie Frierson, who formed Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, and she...
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CONTRACT WITH LOUISIANA One month to go in Louisiana. Four weeks until one of the most important elections in Louisiana history. The airwaves are being filled with more political spots as each day passes. But do you really know how these candidates feel about a cross section of major issues in the state? I have...
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Subject: Hold Our Leaders Accountable Here’s a great way to let your voice be heard.? We have a major election in Louisiana a little over a month a way.? And all of us are being lobbied by these political wannabes for our support.? Here’s what I hope you will do: when asked for your support,...
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Al Sharpton Friday 09-14-2007 7:50am? CT Rev. Al Sharpton was in my studio this past week.? He does his own syndicated radio show each day, and used the Clear Channel Studios while on a visit to New Orleans.? The Rev. is quite a controversial fellow, but a funny guy to visit with.
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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana THE SKY IS FALLING! For many years, I have kept a daily dairy about special events.? On this week, commemorating the 6th anniversary of the attack on America, I want to share with you my diary entry of the tragic day. ? ? Tuesday, September 11, 2001 Baton...
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Freedom Walk Monday, September 9th. A large crowd was in Baton Rouge this past Saturday morning for the 2007 Freedom Walk, commemorating the anniversary of the tragic events that took place on 9/11 back in 20001. Greta Perry from St. Tammany was on my show recently to talk about the national walks that took place...
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Thursday, September 6th, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana WHAT HAPPENED TO READING A GOOD BOOK? August has always been my special month to read extensively. No how to, general information, politics, or any other type of practical knowledge reading. It’s always been fiction. Off to summer digs at Gulf Shores, with nothing more to do than...
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The General Tuesday 09-04-2007 5:06am It was almost like John Wayne coming back to New Orleans.? General Russel Honore, former commander of the Joint Military Task Force, was back to visit on the two year anniversary of Katrina.? The General calmly answered many questions about the harrowing days right after the catastrophe, and his efforts...
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Jim’s Weekly Podcast – Appearance on WWLTV
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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana WAKING UP TO REALITY IN NEW ORLEANS Remember the war scenes of mayhem and destruction in the movie “Good morning Vietnam?” As Agent Orange is brushed across the countryside, and both bombs and machine gunfire continually echo across the killing fields by both sides in the battle, the...
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Sunday,? August 26th, 2007   Women helping to bring back the Greater New Orleans area was my focus this week.? Community Activist Ann Milling joined me live in studio to talk about the many women who have come from the private sector, and are volunteering their time and efforts to make New Orleans whole again.?...
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Weather Channel Guy and Attorney Russ Herman Friday 08-24-2007 9:37am? CT The Weather Channel guy was on the show this week.? And how timely can you get with Hurricane Dean lingering in the Gulf.? Brian Shield is the Chief Information Officer for the Weather Channel, and spent an interesting hour on my show.? You would...
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Sean Riley Former State Representative Sean Riley from Baton Rouge was in our 995fm studio this week talking up the Blueprint Louisiana proposal.? The group is urging? legislative candidates to sign a pledge of support for the Blueprint ambitious ;program of reform in state government.
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Monday, August 13, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY THE SINKING OF NEW ORLEANS’ SOUL Another politician goes down today. And the malaise continues to hang over the head of New Orleans. Not from Katrina. But from another tragic example of the dismal failure within the political leadership of this once great city. New Orleans...
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Musical notes Tuesday 08-07-2007 8:43am CT I am pictured with members of a working group of band members who meet for a learning session each Tuesday night at the Sounder Cafe in the Marigny on Charters Street. You would be surprised how talented some of these young people are both singing and on their instruments....
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Musical notes I am pictured with members of a working group of? ? band members who meet for a learning session each Tuesday night at the Sounder Cafe in the Marigny on Charters Street.? You would be surprised how talented some of these young people are both singing and on their instruments.? I’ve been a...
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Unnatural disaster A BILLION-DOLLAR DISASTER: Citizens Insurance had both the reinsurance and the cash on hand to handle Hurricane Rita (above is the aftermath in Cameron Parish), which was six times larger than the previous record event in the state. The insurance of last resort, however, was left with a billion-dollar debt. By Seth Fox...
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You can hear a lengthy interview of Jim discussing the bleak insurance situation in Louisiana on Sunday, August 4th on Channel 4, WWL, in New Orleans at 10:30am. And check out this week’s Baton Rouge Business rep0ort.? The Front Page Headline blares out “Citizens Corp. could be the Worst financial disaster in the last 100...
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Rev. Bill Terry Friday 08-03-2007 10:14am? CT If you want to see the names of those murdered this year in New Orleans, make a visit to St. Emma’s Episcopal Church on Esplanade Street by the French Quarter.? Rev. Bill Terry has a billboard listing all the victims this year.? He was in studio on my...
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FEMA trailers and formaldehyde Thursday 07-26-2007 8:51am? CT FEMA trailers and formaldehyde were hot topics on my show this week.? There are major problems with numerous FEMA trailers located in both Louisiana and Mississippi, and the phones rang continually as many callers shared their experiences with health problems linked to formaldehyde that is emitted fro...
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FEMA trailers and formaldehyde Thursday 07-26-2007 8:51am? CT FEMA trailers and formaldehyde were hot topics on my show this week.? There are major problems with numerous FEMA trailers located in both Louisiana and Mississippi, and the phones rang continually as many callers shared their experiences with health problems linked to formaldehyde that is emitted fro...
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Buddy Roemer Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer was a guest on my Friday the 13th show, and he did not hold back in raising questions about the lack of strong leadership in New Orleans.? The Governor also told my listeners that Congressman Bobby Jindal is all but a cinch to be Louisiana’s next governor.? Buddy...
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Did you know this site is now available in eight languages?? Just scroll down to the bottom of this? page and pick the language you want including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Chinese ? ************* Baton Rouge Chamber President Baton Rouge Chamber President Steven Moret was Jim’s guest this week to talk...
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? What’s the old saying? Don’t pay attention to what I say. Watch what I do. Appreciate the truism here. One only has to compare the rhetoric from Louisiana Republican legislators during the past few weeks of the 2007 session as compared to the actual votes these same legislators cast. Two stark and opposing pictures...
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Innocence Project ? The Innocence Project of New Orleans was discussed on Wednesday’s show, and my guest was the Chairman of the Board, Kathleen Norman.? Kathleen was actually the foreperson of a jury that convicted and sentenced an innocent man to death.? Later, when confronted with evidence of his innocence that had been in possession...
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Sheriffs! and more Crime control and prevention was the focus of Thursday’s show. I was joined by Sheriff Jack Stephens of St. Bernard Parish, and Sheriff Jiff Hingle of Plaquemines Parish for a lively discussion and numerous callers. What can seniors do about skyrocketing health insurance, particularly prescription drugs? With me today do discuss this...
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 Baton Rouge, Louisiana HUNTING, FISHING AND HIGH PROPERTY INSURANCE RATES If there was ever any doubt about both the incompetence and the arrogance in the running of Citizens Property Insurance Company, all you have to do is review the latest Legislative Audit report made public this week. The Legislative Auditor, after...
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana PRESIDENTIAL IMPACT OF LOUISIANA SLIPPING AWAY With the current Louisiana legislative session already one fourth over, there has been, so far, little interest in moving the state’s presidential date from the current date of February 10th. And if this date holds up, Louisiana will drift into oblivion as...
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Dennis Miller Comedian and talk show host Dennis Miller brought his sarcastic wit to my show this morning. He could not have been funnier. ?
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE LOOK TO THE SUNSHINE STATE It’s a shame former US Senator John Breaux did not pursue his residency problem in the Louisiana state court system. You see, there’s another outsider in a Southern state that could be exactly the candidate Louisiana is desperate looking for. And...
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Monday, April 16th, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana   BREAUX’S OUT BUT TIME FOR REPUBLICANS TO PRODUCE   Friday, the 13th turned out to be a bad news day for Louisiana Democrats. And if the Saints were in the market for a new kicker, they sure found one in Attorney General Charlie Foti who punted on...
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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney surprised the political pundits last week when he outpace the Republican presidential field in money raising, putting together $23 million. His Louisiana campaign manager, New Orleans businessman Scott Sewell, was by the station this week to hype the Romney campaign. World class marathoner Bill Rogers was a guest on my...
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Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana     IN LOUISIANA, DO IDEAS MATTER? A number of candidates are posturing themselves in the coming fall gubernatorial election. And several new business and good government groups have sprung up in recent weeks to supposedly “set the agenda” for the political season. One candidate for governor is...
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Welcome to my new website. I hope you will enjoy taking the time to look over a number of new features that we have put up for your enjoyment, your entertainment, and perhaps even some knowledge that you will not find anywhere else. I’m glad to have all of our previous viewers, and welcome to...
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