Should Louisiana hospitals be guaranteed a set amount of state health care funding—if they put up part of the money themselves? That’s what Constitutional Amendment 2 on Tuesday’s ballot is asking voters to decide.
The strenuous activity of gardening can cause problems, especially for those of us who get very little exercise during the week. Sore muscles, aching backs, and even sprains are common complaints of the weekend gardener.
Entertainment writer for The Advocate, John Wirt, joins us in studio as our first guest this morning to discuss the release of his first book, the biography of Huey "Piano" Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues. John will be at the Louisiana Book Festival this Saturday, November 1st, and he and Jim discuss what you can expect to find at the Book Fest.
Former MLB pitcher and the last man to win 30 games in one season, Denny McLain joins us as the day's second guest. He and Jim discuss the San Francisco Giants third World Series Championship in five years, and the performance by Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. They also get Denny's opinion on the DH; they compare the pitchers of today with the pitchers of yesteryear; and much, much more.
Louisiana native and world renowned author Ernest J. Gaines continues where Denny left off and reminisces with Jim about being in San Francisco the day the Giants moved from New York. Gaines tells Jim that he loved San Francisco and California, but that his heart was always in Louisiana. And tomorrow, on the Capitol grounds in Baton Rouge, Ernest J. Gaines will be at the Louisiana Book Festival.
Rabbi Barry Weinstein closes out the show today with Jim as both a spiritual advisor, listener, guest, and friend.
Biographer Leo Honeycutt is with us on his birthday this morning to discuss the release of his upcoming biographyNice Guy Finishes First: The Clarke Williams Story. Leo's biography tells the story of how Clarke took over his parents Oak Ridge Telephone company after serving in WWII, and turned it into today's third largest network provider in the country: CenturyLink.
Suzanne Terrell, the former elections commissioner and U.S. Senate candidate, joins us as our second guest this morning. In 2002 Suzie lost to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in a December runoff, and today she talks with Jim about the need for more female politicians in Louisiana politics.
Also, here to follow up on Mark Ballard's article written in The Advocate concerning Bill Cassidy's lakefront home in Baton Rouge is local attorney and realtor Steve Myers. Steve closes out the show today with Jim to discuss property taxes, property tax exemptions, and much more.
Voters all over the state are facing unusually lengthy ballots on Election Day. Between the Senate race, all the congressional races, judicial races, school board and other contests, there are more than 4,400 candidates for more than 2,400 offices statewide. No matter where you are in Louisiana, you can expect to see at least 20 items on your ballot. And once you’re in the voting booth, you won’t have much time to decide.
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, CEO of the YWCA-USA, and Jennifer Shoub, CEO of the YWCA Baton Rouge, both join us in studio for the first segment of today's show. From the abolition of slavery to equal and fare minimum wages, the YWCA has worked 156 years to end racism and empower women, and today they discuss their efforts to end domestic violence in Louisiana communities and the country.
Mark Ballard, the Editor of the Capitol News Bureau for The Advocate, is with us to discuss the possible candidate runoffs we could see after November 4th, and what the housing situation is with most of the candidates running for office. With the big fuss being made over U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's official residency status, Mark addressed the broader issue and wrote an article discussing the houses of all of the major candidates.
Also, Southern University Law Center Vice Chancellor John Pierre and National Bar Association President Pamela Meanes are with us for the last portion of today's show to discuss the upcoming Wiley A. Branton Symposium at the Southern University Law Center on October 30th & 31st. The event marks the 25th Anniversary of the National Bar Association's Symposium, and the main topic will be focusing on education as the new civil right. For more info, visit sulc.edu.