Best-selling author Greg Iles is a resident of Natchez. He has taken unsolved killings of black men in the South during the Civil Rights struggle to heart with his latest novel, "Mississippi Blood." We talk with Iles about his novel and the history behind it.
Retired Tulane University dean Richard Marsbury opposes removal of four Confederate era monuments in New Orleans.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu is ready to have the statues removed and has the support of the City Council as well as from Malcolm Suber of the group Take Em Down Nola. Suber also joins us. He is recommending the removal of the statue of Andrew Jackson in the French Quarter, as well.
Former State Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) and Faye Williams (D-Alexandria), President of National Congress of Black Women, discuss efforts by the Louisiana GOP to attract more Republicans. There are 22,000 black Republicans out of three million registered total voters in the state.
Also on today's program: Patrick Mulhearn on Louisiana's film industry, here.