In his 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama launched the National Export Initiative. As the country was emerging from the Great Recession, the President said he wanted the U.S. to double exports by 2014.
Only four of the top 100 metro areas in the country are on track to meet that goal. Baton Rouge is one. New Orleans is another. That's according to the Brookings Institution's latest "Export Nation" report, which was released earlier this week.
Carl Kasell spent 30 years delivering newscasts every hour in the morning for NPR. But it's his role as the official judge and scorekeeper on the quiz show Wait, Wait… Don't Tell Me! that made him a public radio icon.
Activist Faye Williams, who was only blocks away from the DC Navy Yard massacre Monday, talks about that tragedy...and about President Obama's foreign policy pertaining to Syria. Conservative Political Consultant Scott Wilfong joins the discussion.
Baseball Legend Dr. Mike Marshall talks with Jim about the impact of pitching in the MLB.
Of Moving Colors director Garland Goodwin Wilson joins Jim to talk about "Color Me Rouge".
Jim talks with new Media matters president Bradley Beychok.
Lara Grice joins Jim in studio to talk about her role in the play Clybourne Park. Clybourne Park opens with a pay-what-you-can performance tonight at the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building.