The Founders Show

The Founders Show

A look at Louisiana politics from Chaplain Hy McEnery and Christopher Tidmore

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April 12, 2024 54 mins
This week on The Founders Show - could Gov. Jeff Landry’s school voucher program require a renewal of a 45-cent sales tax?  And how could the 10 Commandments legislation actually avoid religious establishment complaints because school vouchers exist?

Then the discussion moves on to Donald Trump‘s plea to leave abortion to the states. Could his stance make pro-lifers abandon him?

And we close with a few words about the 250th anniversa...
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On this week’s show, Hy and Chridtopher wonder if a Hasty Constitutional Convention Presents Problems and whether bypassing a delegate electon is a good idea?

A political cartoon once displayed a man walking into a library and asking, “Do you have a copy of the Louisiana Constitution?” The librarian replied, “I’m sorry, sir; we don’t carry periodicals.”
  
From its enactment in 1974 to the present, the Louisiana State Constitution has...
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Hy and Christopher reflect on the legacy of Joseph Lieberman, ‘No Labels’, and the increasingly bright chances for RFK Jr.— in part due to his new VP running mate.

In the second segment, we answer questions debating New Orleans investing in a new NOPD HQ as well as Gov. Jeff Landry’s hope to reduce local representation on the S&WB to just three members.

Concluding with a special Easter segment, we tell the story of Russian Gulag ...
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Gov. Jeff Landry has floated the idea of a state takeover of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board. Hy and Christopher remind the audience that it IS a Louisiana state agency after all, but why isn’t there more local opposition?  We explain.

In our breaking story segment, we unveil the discussions about a possible deal—where a “property service fee” might take the place of the current property tax millage.  Such a swap would me...
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Hy and Christopher are joined by Ben Capshaw of The Churchill Society of New Orleans to talk about teaching about how their 2024 essay contest keeps alive the memory of the great historical leader to high school students.

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Then, Hy and Christopher move on to talk about “high rats” & a new NOPD headquarters, the practicality of bike lanes New Orleans East, the looming third-par...
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Super Tuesday has passed, Nikki Haley is out, and the presidential race is on. Will Donald Trump be able to unify the Republican party, or will GOP divisions have impacts on downticket U.S. Senate races like Texas?

Looking at the upcoming Louisiana legislative session, Christopher and Hy discuss the idea of New Orleans area legislators leveraging their votes for a new Mississippi River Bridge in South Baton Rouge in order to extend ...
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Hy and Christopher talk about Save Our Cemeteries: Run Through History at Metairie Cemetery on March 24 to begin, and then transition into talking about the end of the special legislative session on crime. They conclude talking about the budget deal in Washington and the chances that Mike Johnson might be a victim of his own success in passing the continuing resolution.
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This week, Hy and Christopher explore how Louisiana government is doing nothing about either the Hundreds of American Queen cruise ship personnel who received a termination notice last week, or the announcement that Marsh McLennan, the world’s largest insurance broker, acquired two middle-market agencies—Querbes & Nelson (Q&N) and Louisiana Companies. These mergers may constitute one of the largest buyouts of local insuranc...
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Hy McEnery & Christopher Tidmore host Jon Gegenheimer, author of the new historical novel “Churchill v. Hitler”. We talk about the psychology of the great rivals which form of our world, and invite our audience to an event to premier the book on Feb. 25 at the Garden District Book Shop.

From there, we ask the question if there are too many parades each evening during the last week of Carnival—and whether, the Wednesday, Thursda...
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February 8, 2024 54 mins
It’s Carnival time all the time on this edition of The Founders Show, talking Mardi Gras traditions to the melodies of Armand St. Martin’s original musical compositions, heard exclusively on this week’s broadcast with Hy & Christopher.
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State Rep. Michael Bayham has the unique distinction of being both a freshman legislator, and one of the most experienced legislative hands at the state capitol. He joins Hy and Christopher to talk about DC Mardi Gras, problems with the portNola expansion in Violet, possibilities of tax reform, and carnival politics!
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It’s Christopher Tidmore’s 25th anniversary as a radio talk show host, and he and Hy are joined by Christopher’s original on-air partner, Jeff Crouere.

They reminisce about major stories over the years - including David Duke’s tax dodges and other stories of Louisiana political malfeasance they exposed.

The three also review the special session, the new minority district (and whether it meets constitution muster), and what’s going on...
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January 20, 2024 54 mins
You are invited, and so join us for a CUP of TEA, Hot and Spicy, to Listen to and/or Talk on The Founders' Show, a Politically Incorrect Christian Talk Show, with your host, the Spingiree Baba of New Orleans, Chaplain Hy McEnery and Christopher Tidmore.
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January 12, 2024 54 mins
You are invited, and so join us for a CUP of TEA, Hot and Spicy, to Listen to and/or Talk on The Founders' Show, a Politically Incorrect Christian Talk Show, with your host, the Spingiree Baba of New Orleans, Chaplain Hy McEnery and Christopher Tidmore.
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January 6, 2024 54 mins
You are invited, and so join us for a CUP of TEA, Hot and Spicy, to Listen to and/or Talk on The Founders' Show, a Politically Incorrect Christian Talk Show, with your host, the Spingiree Baba of New Orleans, Chaplain Hy McEnery and Christopher Tidmore.
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December 28, 2023 54 mins
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December 23, 2023 54 mins
You are invited, and so join us for a CUP of TEA, Hot and Spicy, to Listen to and/or Talk on The Founders' Show, a Politically Incorrect Christian Talk Show, with your host, the Spingiree Baba of New Orleans, Chaplain Hy McEnery and Christopher Tidmore.
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December 16, 2023 54 mins
You are invited, and so join us for a CUP of TEA, Hot and Spicy, to Listen to and/or Talk on The Founders' Show, a Politically Incorrect Christian Talk Show, with your host, the Spingiree Baba of New Orleans, Chaplain Hy McEnery and Christopher Tidmore.
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December 8, 2023 54 mins
You are invited, and so join us for a CUP of TEA, Hot and Spicy, to Listen to and/or Talk on The Founders' Show, a Politically Incorrect Christian Talk Show, with your host, the Spingiree Baba of New Orleans, Chaplain Hy McEnery and Christopher Tidmore.
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December 1, 2023 54 mins
You are invited, and so join us for a CUP of TEA, Hot and Spicy, to Listen to and/or Talk on The Founders' Show, a Politically Incorrect Christian Talk Show, with your host, the Spingiree Baba of New Orleans, Chaplain Hy McEnery and Christopher Tidmore.
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