Quin Hillyer

Conservative columnist and commentator Quin Hillyer, a New Orleans native, on the GOP establishment rebelling against President Trump. Author Robert Fieseler on his book about the 1973 French Quarter fire that took 32 lives: “Tinderbox, the Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge and the Rise of Gay Liberation.” Professor Jack Davis, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History, on his book, “THE GULF, The Making of the American Sea.”

  Conservative Commentator and Columnist Quin Hillyer, a native of New Orleans, and former Democratic State Representative Melissa Flournoy comment on the victory by Democrat Doug Jones over Roy Moore in this week’s U.S. Senate election in Alabama. Hillyer and Flournoy also discuss the status of the President’s tax plan and note the 75th birthday of former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. Also, Max Martin of Renew LSU on name changes at LSU to discard icons of the Confederate era and the latest move to change names of Foster Hall and Parker Coliseum because of allegations of racism against former Governors Murphy Foster and John M. Parker.

  LSU Mathematics Professor Jim Madden remembers his childhood friend from Connecticut, Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Trump. Manafort is under indictment, and Madden recalls him as a young man attending Catholic schools and later Georgetown University. Highland Coffees Owner Clarke Cadzow on the annual Northgate festival tonight at the gates of LSU. National Review Senior Editor Quin Hillyer, a New Orleans native who lives in Mobile, comments on explosive allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. 


Conservative columnist and commentator Quin Hillyer weighs the dilemma faced by Republicans who are dismayed with the first 25 months of the Trump Presidency.

Quin Hilyer

Today we're talking to political writers. Quin Hillyer of the American Spectator and Lamar White of Bayou Brief reflect from different sides of the political spectrum on President Donald Trump's chances of convincing the U.S. Senate to pass health care reform this week.


Former lawmaker Melissa Flournoy and conservative commentator Quin Hillyer exchange views on state and national politics as legislators in Baton Rouge and in the beltway weigh their support for initiatives from Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Donald Trump.

Columnist for The Advocate Quin Hillyer and Executive Director of Louisiana Progress Bruce Parker join us to discuss the recent marriage ruling in Louisiana concerning same sex couples. On Wednesday September 3rd, Louisiana Federal Judge Martin Feldman made a ruling that upheld Louisiana's ban on the marriage of same sex couples as constitutional, and also upheld the state's refusal to recognize such unions preformed legally in other states. Quin Hillyer and Bruce Parker share different views on the matter and they discuss their opinions with Jim for the better part of today's show.

Also, former Speaker of the House and State Representative Joe Delpit closes out the remainder of today's show to talk with Jim about gerrymandering in Louisiana. Joe's big issue on the subject is how he, a Baton Rouge resident, can have New Orleans native Cedric Richmond representing him in Washington while his neighbors across the street are represented by Bill Cassidy. He and Jim discuss this, and much more.

Columnist for The Advocate Quin Hillyer and Director for the Louisiana Budget Project Jan Moller join Jim for the better part of today's show to discuss recent updates concerning Common Core, and much, much more.

Also, Executive Director of BR Walls Project Casey Phillips talks with Jim about the projects and murals his non-profit has set up around the city.