Amanda Brunson, the Director of the Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana is our guest for the first segment of today's show and she joins us in light of the recent child abuse scandal surrounding NFL star Adrian Peterson and how it has captured America's attention. Amanda and Jim talk about how in Louisiana it is not illegal to "spank" your children, but they discuss just where that line between abuse and discipline can be drawn. She also promotes the free hotline number parents can call for questions concerning this issue at Kids Line 800-CHILDREN.
Donna Dees-Thomases joins us as today's second guest to discuss her 2014 induction into the LSU Manship Hall of Fame. She and Jim discuss her time at CBS, what it was like working alongside Dan Rather, as well as the grassroots Million Mom March movement that she helped create to promote tighter gun restrictions.
Casie Yoder, a former staffer for the Making Change at Walmart Campaign of the UFCW, is our third guest today and she joins us to talk about the recent news of Walmart releasing their Vice President of Communications David Tovar after revelations that he lied on his resume about graduating from the University of Delaware.
And, Thomas Cahill closes out the show to discuss and promote his most recent book Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World. In Volume VI of Cahill's highly-praised Hinges of History series, Heretics and Heroes guides readers through the Renaissance and Reformation, periods full of innovation and cultural change that would affect the world in immeasurable ways.
Jim Engster speaks with child abuse survivor Tom North about his book, "True North," and Grace Boatright, Legislative Director of the National Grange talks about non profit organizations with missions to assist rural America and agriculture, and Roman Krznaric, founding faculty member of the The School of Life, discusses his latest book called, "How Should We Live."