Judge Darrell White and Activist Joe Traigle join Jim in studio to discuss/debate the Fairness Ordinance. The ordinance, which was to be voted on last night at the EBR Metro Council Meeting and was not, is an ordinance which seeks to not discriminate against members of the LGBT community when it comes to housing and employment.
Veteran Actress Lee Grant joins Jim for the second half of today's show to discuss her life in films and her new memoir "I Said Yes to Everything."
Louisiana gay rights activist Joe Traigle talks with Jim about legislation at the state capitol concerning anti-sodomy laws; the paucity of gay business leaders in the city and state; and he talks about the openly gay and recent St. Louis Rams NFL draft pick Michael Sam.
Also, Press Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Byron Henderson, talks with Jim about the upcoming sales tax holiday on May 24th-25th for hurricane preparedness purchases. The sales tax exempts the 4% state tax and it applies to purchases of amenities such as portable generators, flashlights, batteries, and storm shutters.
Jim talks with John Barry, author of the book "Rising Tide", about the great 1927 Mississippi River Flood. John was recently dismissed from his position on a levee board that filed suit against the oil & gas industry. Now he's formed his own group to support litigation against energy companies for the damage they've done along Louisiana's coast.
Joe Traigle joins Jim to talk about the new ordinance in Shreveport "Be Fair Shreveport" that protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
LSU’s new Director of Choral Studies, Professor John Dickson, talks about the LSU A Capella Choir’s 63rd annual candlelight concert this Sunday, Dec. 2.
Local businessman and gay rights activist Joe Traigle, whose new group Louisiana Truth will monitor and fact check Gov. Jindal’s public statements. Traigle says the governor does not practice what he preaches.
Karen Kennedy, executive director of the Arthritis Alliance of Louisiana, discusses the probable ill-effects of the governor’s refusal to implement parts of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also called “Obamacare”.