Lieutenant General Russel Honore joins us in studio this morning to discuss what's happening in Ferguson, MO. He talks with Jim about the use of police force, how the police should have handled the situation with Michael Brown, and how the police should have handled and should be handling the crowds in Ferguson. Also, the General talks about the recent beheading of photojournalist James Foley at the hands of ISIS militants.
Also, Gwen Roland the author of Atchafalaya Houseboat joins us to close out today's show. She discusses her book and LPB documentary on the subject, and talks about life on the Atchafalaya.
Fresh off the closing of the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session, State Senator Robert Adley joins Jim for the first half of today's show. Adley is the author of Senate Bill 469, a bill that would kill the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East's lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for coastal damage. The bill is still in the news as it awaits either the signature or veto by Governor Bobby Jindal.
Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore, now with the Green Army, is back on the show to discuss his ever continuing fight for Louisiana clean air and water, as well as his fight for holding those who pollute them accountable.
Also, on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Nicholas Kariouk, a World War II veteran and French Native, stops by the studio and talks with Jim about his service and his memory of D-Day.
Retired Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore joins Jim in the studio to discuss a plethora of issues and topics. In his usual passionate, loud and outspoken manner, the General talks about leading the Green Army, a loose network of environmental groups which tackles environmental issues such as saltwater intrusion in the Baton Rouge aquifer, the sinkhole at Bayou Corne, coastal erosion, and wetlands preservation. He touches on Louisiana's HIV problem, the seafood industry, and "holding Louisiana politicians accountable" for what they say and do, and specifically what they don't. The General wraps up the show by chiming in on Russia's invasion of the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and what might ensue as a result of Putin's actions.
Jim chats with Lt. General Russel Honore (U.S. Army ret.), about the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina later this week. The General was placed in charge of the response to the storm and the flood disaster in New Orleans that followed. He also talks about the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington.