fairness ordinance

Best known for his classic hit "American Pie" singer-songwriter Don McLean joins us as the first guest for the better part of today's show. He and Jim discuss his early career in music, his early musical heroes like Buddy Holly, and how he came to write the song he is perhaps most famous for after almost fifty years. Don McLean we'll be coming to Baton Rouge Rouge next Friday August 22 at the River Center Theater.

Also, LSU History Professor Alecia P. Long joins Jim in studio to discuss last nights Metro Council meeting which voted 8-4 against the Fairness Ordinance, and Alecia uses history to draw comparisons between the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's to the LGBT rights movement of today.

'Fairness Ordinance' Defeated, Debate to Continue

Aug 13, 2014

The Baton Rouge Metro Council picked up where they left off at the last meeting in July and took a vote Wednesday on the so-called “fairness ordinance”. The anti-discrimination measure failed on an 8-4 vote. 

Kathleen Benfield of the American Family Association of New Orleans and Veteran Journalist Maxine Crump join the show today to discuss the Fairness Ordinance; a metro council bill that would ban discrimination against veterans, seniors and LGBT people when it comes to housing, employment and public accommodation. The bill will be voted on tonight by the Baton Rouge Metro Council.

Also, Actress Janine Turner closes out today's show to promote her new book A Little Bit Vulnerable. She and Jim as well discuss the recent passing of comedian Robin Williams.

TUESDAY: Mayor-President Kip Holden

Aug 5, 2014

Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden of Baton Rouge joins the show for the full hour today to discuss the Fairness Ordinance, his bid for Lieutenant Governor, the latest from the City of St. George proposal, and much, much more. 

The sixth annual CityStats report is out.

It shines some light on where people are on some of the biggest debates in East Baton Rouge Parish at the moment— including the rights of gays and lesbians, and the state of the public schools.

Mukul Verma of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, which produced the report, reads between the lines a little bit.