Rob Maness

Much as expected, Rep. Bill Cassidy and Sen. Mary Landrieu were the top finishers in a field of eight, and will be squaring off in a Dec. 6 runoff election.

“We have 32 more days. This is not over yet,” said a smiling, energized Cassidy to a campaign party crowd of several hundred supporters in Baton Rouge.

 With less than a week left before Election Day, the leading candidates for U.S. Senate unloaded their verbal firepower during Wednesday night’s final debate.

The LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication hosted a final debate Wednesday, Oct. 29, between the top three contenders in Louisiana's Senate race on Nov. 4. 

Retired Air Force Colonel and U.S. Senate Candidate Rob Maness takes a break from the campaign trail to join us as our first guest on today's show. Running as a Tea Party conservative on the GOP ticket, Maness is up against incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D) and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) who've been the two headlining candidates and poll leaders for quite some time, but he says he feels confident. He tells Jim that he feels he's the only true conservative running to represent Louisiana as U.S. Senator, and he states his opinions on President Obama, recent military actions against ISIS, border security, and U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's involvement in a keg stand this past Saturday at an LSU tailgate, as well as much, much more.

Contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and columnist for Wired, Clive Thompson is in studio today as our second guest to promote his new book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better. He'll be at the Baton Rouge Main Library on Goodwood this Friday September 26th to kick off the Library's first After Hours Event. The event is free for the public and Clive will discuss his book and answer questions from guests. Festivities begin at 6pm.

Baton Rouge native and author of the New York Times Bestselling book The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for my Father...and Finding the Zodiac Killer Gary Stewart is our third guest today, and he's here to talk with Jim about his upcoming appearance on LSU's campus. This Saturday September 27th at 1pm, Gary and co-author Susan D. Mustafa will be at the Barnes & Noble store on LSU's campus before the LSU football game to sign copies of their book and talk with students.

Also, Douglas Kennedy the Communications Coordinator for the Louisiana Arts & Sciences Museum closes out today's show to discuss the latest happenings at the museum downtown and exciting upcoming exhibits, like the Party at the Pyramid Gala October 3rd and the current Ancient Egyptian Tapestries collection running through October 12th.

Rev. Chris Andrews, who was pastor at First United Methodist Church for 22 years and who is now head of the Jubilee Pioneers, talks with Jim about Governor Bobby Jindal's recent commencement speech at Liberty University where the governor said our religious liberty in America is in jeopardy.

Colonel Rob Maness discusses his bid for the U.S. Senate, his platform he is running on, as well as his recent endorsement from Sarah Palin.

Also, author Peter Stark talks with Jim about his recent book Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire - A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival.