From Southern Media & Opinion Research, pollster Bernie Pinsonat is out with a new survery on Louisiana and national politics, and he discusses with Jim the surprisingly close race in Louisiana between President Obama and Gov. Romney.
Also, Rev. Raymond Jetson joins Jim in the studio to talk about his church and upcoming summit.
Michael Grunwald, Senior National Correspondent for Time Magazine talks with Jim about his new book "The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era".
Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General under President Clinton, talks with Jim about the AIDS virus and how New Orleans and Baton Rouge are among the top three cities in the U.S. in the rate of transmission.
Mayor Kip Holden, who is seeking a third term, and his leading opponent, Councilman Mike Walker, tussled over traffic, economic development, and crime at a debate hosted by Southern University Monday night.
The state is pledging $50 million to expand and renovate LSU's College of Engineering. The school has to match the state's contribution with $50 million in private funds. It has already raised $8 million.