Knight Foundation President on CEO Alberto Ibarguen, former Miami Herald publisher, on the state of journalism in America.
Jim recaps the federal budget & debt ceiling showdown in Congress, the government shutdown and who were the winners and losers. Activist Faye Williams and Political Consultant Clay Young joins Jim in the discussion.
Former Minnesota Governor, professional wrestler and actor Jesse Ventura discusses the federal government shutdown fiasco and his new book, "They Killed Our President", about the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Actor John Mese, who grew up in Baton Rouge and attended LSU, talks about his new film, "The King of Herring".
Jim talks with former Louisiana Congressman Charlie Melancon, who lost a challenge for David Vitter's U.S. Senate seat in 2010. Melancon discusses the federal government shutdown, the debt ceiling crisis and partisan gridlock in Washington DC
Jim discusses the virtues and flaws of the new Common Core State Standard learning benchmarks for kids in public schools with representatives of Stand For Children Louisiana.