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Raegan Carter of Smoke Free Baton Rouge talks with us about the passage of the smoking ban at bars and casions in the parish by the East Baton Rouge Metro Council.


East Baton Rouge Councilman Matt Watson talks about the expected Metro Council vote tonight on a smoking ban for bars and casinos. Wilson also addresses funding for the BRAVE program, now under review by the legislative auditor.


East Baton Rouge Councilwoman Chauna Banks talks to us about controversy regarding the location of the Baton Rouge Zoo. She also addresses the pending anti-smoking ordinance and the anticipated decision in the Alton Sterling case.


East Baton Rouge Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis speaks to us about the tension as community waits for a decision from Attorney General Jeff Landry in the Alton Sterling case. Collins-Lewis also addresses how the council will vote on the bar and casino smoking ban on August 9th.


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East Baton Rouge Metro Councilman Matt Watson discusses the council's decision to delay the vote on a proposed smoking ordinance until August 9.


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Randy Hayden of Smoke Free Baton Rouge discusses the decision by the Metro Council to delay a vote on the smoking ordinance until August 9.


Entertainers Rusty Yates and Tom Aswell give us opposing views on a smoking ban proposal before the Baton Rouge Metro Council. A vote is expected Wednesday on whether to ban smoking in bars and casinos in Baton Rouge.


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East Baton Rouge councilwoman Barbara Reich Freiberg discusses the smoking ban for bars and casinos that the EBR Metro Council will consider. Freiberg will also reflect on the continuing controversy regarding the Council on Aging in Baton Rouge.


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Raegan Carter of Smoke Free EBR talks to us about a coalition effort to ban smoking in bars and casinos in Baton Rouge. Last year, the Metro Council deadlocked 6-6 on a vote to follow the lead of New Orleans and prohibit smoking inside bars and casinos in the state’s largest parish.


LSU Mass Communication Professor Dr. Judith Sylvester talks about the new tobacco-free campus at LSU; a policy she had been working on for the university for the past fourteen years.

Owner and Founder of First Financial of Baton Rouge, LLC Ameen Walker, talks with Jim about BP's recent decision to ask the Supreme Court to review Deep Water Horizon settlements. Ameen's company has filed over 500 BP oil spill claims since the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.

Also, musician James Dean Claitor talks about his latest album as well as what it's like being the brother of Dan Claitor.


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