Greg Dicharry

State NAACP President Michael McClanahan and former Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory, director of minority outreach for the Louisiana Republican Party, discuss controversy in Tangipahoa Parish over a noose being displayed on the Facebook page of a school board member, the tenth-month delay for a decision in the Alton Sterling case from Attorney General Jeff Landry, and the call for gun control in response to last week’s shooting rampage that killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida school. Film Directors Greg Dicharry and Kevin Hines on their work: “Suicide, The Ripple Effect.” The film premieres in Baton Rouge on Friday. Hines survived jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Freya Anderson Rivers, Baton Rouge native and one of the first African-Americans to attend LSU, joins Jim in the studio as the first guest of the day. She discusses her early life in Baton Rouge, how she had to leave Southern Lab High School to attend Lee High due to desegregation, how she had to endure racism at LSU, and she talks about her memoir Swallowed Tears.

Broadway Actress Ana Andricain and Conductor Daivd Torns stop by to discuss the Symphony Pops at the LSU Rural Life Museum on May 10th, where they will be performing music from the American songbook, as well as patriotic and movie theme music.

Soon to be former Director of LSU's Manship School's Research Facility and Mass Com Professor Kirby Goidel talks with Jim about leaving LSU for Texas A&M in College Station, TX. He and Jim as well discuss the upcoming Senate race, and Jindal's push for the presidency.

Greg Dicharry talks with Jim about the MY LIFE Youth Day at the Capitol on May 8th which will provide youth a unique hands-on educational experience to learn about state government first hand.