Jim Beam

In a $16 billion deal this week, Japanese beverage giant Suntory announced it plans to purchase Beam Inc., the maker of Jim Beam bourbon and the owner of other popular bourbon brands like Maker's Mark.

Those and most other bourbons are made in Kentucky, and the deal has some hoping the drink's growth in the global market won't come at the expense of its uniquely Kentucky heritage.

Guest Host Robert Travis Scott discusses the current industrial boom going on in Lake Charles with Mayor Randy Roach, Lake Charles state Representative Mike Danahay and newspaper columnist Jim Beam.

Susannah Montandon and Jodie Hanet highlight their Baton Rouge Kids' Orchestra.