Elections 2012

Jim talks with political strategist Raymond Strother about the election spending, the election results, Gov. Bobby's Jindal's post-election turn to the political center and his possible aspirations for the White House in 2016.

Then, Jim visits with renowned photographer Howard Schatz, who explains his fascination with boxing, as detailed in his pictoral book, "At The Fights: Inside The World of Professional Boxing".

Jim talks with Robert Kahn, economist for Council on Foreign Relations on budget maneuvers between Congress and the White House. 

Then, David Mark, editor at Politico and former editor of Campaigns and Elections, discusses negative advertising and its effect on 2012 election.

'Pro-Life', 'Pro-Gun' Judge Heads to Supreme Court

Dec 10, 2012

Republican appeals court judge Jeff Hughes is moving up to Louisiana's highest court.

Hughes was the winner Saturday of a runoff election for an open seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court representing the eight-parish Baton Rouge region.

The seat is vacant because Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball is retiring at the end of January.

Hughes, a former state District Court judge from Livingston Parish, defeated one of his colleagues for the position: John Michael Guidry, a Democrat and former lawmaker from Baton Rouge.

Boustany Defeats Landry for Congressional Seat

Dec 10, 2012

Tea party support wasn't enough to return Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry to Congress for a second term after Louisiana lost a U.S. House seat in redistricting.

His fellow GOP congressman, Charles Boustany, easily defeated Landry in Saturday's runoff election after the two men were forced into the same district.

Boustany, a retired doctor from Lafayette, will represent the 3rd District covering southwest Louisiana and Acadiana next year. It will be his fifth term.

Both men ran as conservative Republicans opposed to the policies of President Barack Obama.

Bob Mann, Kevin Phillips, Steve Monaghan

Dec 3, 2012

Jim talks with LSU mass communications professor Bob Mann about the results of the 2012 election.

Author and historian Kevin Phillips discusses his new book, “1775”, about what he calls the most important and eventful year of the American Revolution.

Louisiana Federation of Teachers president Steve Monaghan on last week’s ruling by a state district court judge against the constitutionality of Governor Jindal’s private school tuition vouchers law.