Jim talks with Louisiana Republican State Chairman Roger Villere about the government shutdown and the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Former Congressman Jim McCrery joins the discussion to talk about the latest on Capitol Hill.
Opera Singer Donna Lee returns back to her home state of Louisiana to perform at the Manship Theatre on Sunday. Jim talks with Donna about her upcoming show "Songs from Exile, I'm a Stranger Here Myself".
On Oct. 1 the health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act start the 6-month enrollment period. This means the uninsured or people who buy their own health insurance can now go to one place online and compare plans side-by-side.
Opposing opinions surfaced from state education leaders this week on whether the state should move forward on implementing national education standards called Common Core. The ongoing struggle to fund higher education continued at a meeting of higher education officials Wednesday.