Professor Susan Bordo, with the University of Kentucky, talks about her book, "The Destruction of Hillary Clinton." Bordo contends FBI Director James Comey may have enabled Donald Trump to win the 2016 election.
Also on this program: D-D Breaux on LSU gymnastics, here.
Hillary Clinton will need black voters if she wants to win the Democratic nomination and the presidency next year. But African American voters were a major reason she lost the early nominating state of South Carolina to Barack Obama by nearly 30 points in 2008.
Editor's Note: This is a reporter's notebook from NPR's Tamara Keith, who is covering the Hillary Clinton campaign.
The e-mail from the Clinton campaign came late on Monday. Meet at the Panera Bread in Davenport, Iowa, at 9:45 in the morning. I was to be one of about a dozen reporters in a press pool given access to an unpublicized stop. What we quickly learned was that the restaurant was a decoy. The unannounced meet-and-greet was happening at a small coffee shop 20 minutes away in Le Claire.
Economist Loren Scott talks with us about his report showing a low return on investment for the state from the film industry tax incentives. He also talks about his assessment of Governor John Bel Edwards' push for increasing the state minimum wage to $8.50.
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.