Entertainment writer for The Advocate, John Wirt, joins us in studio as our first guest this morning to discuss the release of his first book, the biography of Huey "Piano" Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues. John will be at the Louisiana Book Festival this Saturday, November 1st, and he and Jim discuss what you can expect to find at the Book Fest.
Former MLB pitcher and the last man to win 30 games in one season, Denny McLain joins us as the day's second guest. He and Jim discuss the San Francisco Giants third World Series Championship in five years, and the performance by Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. They also get Denny's opinion on the DH; they compare the pitchers of today with the pitchers of yesteryear; and much, much more.
Louisiana native and world renowned author Ernest J. Gaines continues where Denny left off and reminisces with Jim about being in San Francisco the day the Giants moved from New York. Gaines tells Jim that he loved San Francisco and California, but that his heart was always in Louisiana. And tomorrow, on the Capitol grounds in Baton Rouge, Ernest J. Gaines will be at the Louisiana Book Festival.
Rabbi Barry Weinstein closes out the show today with Jim as both a spiritual advisor, listener, guest, and friend.
On the show today we visit with Tony Clayton, the prosecutor in Iberville Parish. He updates us on the latest in the Scott Rogers saga. It took a new turn Friday as the shooter in the case, Matthew Hodgkinson, died at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Hodgkinson shot Scott Rogers then shot himself on August 27th.
The Nation and the world have been riveted with this case. People Magazine, in its latest issue, features Scott Rogers in a long piece about his sordid past.
We ask Clayton where the investigation goes from here. Is it closed?
The Rabbi Barry Weinstein who was a frequent guest on Scott's Around Town Radio Show. And The Reverend Steve Crump from the Unitarian Church.
Steve Monaghan, President of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, talks with Jim about Common Core and he lays out his opinions of Gov. Bobby Jindal's recent actions against it. Also, Southern University Professor Albert Samuels calls in to discuss Common Core with Jim and Steve as well.
Dan Ireland with the Louisiana International Film Festival talks with Jim about the LIFFilmfest and the upcoming showing of Begin Again tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Cinemark Theater at Perkins Rowe.
Also, Rabbi Barry Weinstein talks with Jim to end out the last segment of today's show.