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12:01 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

MONDAY: A Recap of LSU's Game, ACLU Director Majorie Esman, Author & Professor Carl Freedman

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 10:04 am

Jim does a recap of Saturday's LSU game against UAB.

ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman talks about recent polls on legalization of marijuana in Louisiana.

LSU English professor and author Carl Freedman talks about his new book, "Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema", studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola and Scorcese.

The Manship Theatre director Renee Chatelain and East Baton Rouge Parish School System Fine Arts director Wayne Talbot talks with Jim about National Arts and Education week.


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12:33 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

FRIDAY: Work Life Researcher Ellen Galinsky, Political Consultant Gus Weill

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 11:33 am

Ellen Galinsky, with the National Study of the Changing Workforce, on the importance of early childhood development.

Veteran political consultant Gus Weill talks with Jim about the pros and cons if the United States attacks Syria.


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11:14 am
Wed September 4, 2013

THURSDAY: B.R. Football Legend Jimmy Taylor, Actor Carl Palmer, Filmmaker Michael Dunaway

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 12:18 pm

Jim talks with Baton Rouge native and NFL Hall of Famer Jimmy Taylor, who had outstanding football careers at LSU, the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Plus...actor Carl Palmer also joins the show. He plays Taylor in a new play, "Lombardi" at La Petit Theatre in New Orleans, and will talk all about it.

Filmmaker Michael Dunaway talks about his new work, "The Man Who Ate New Orleans"

 

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10:04 am
Tue September 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Former Governor Edwin W. Edwards, A.P. Tureaud Jr, Perry Franklin

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 10:45 am

Jim chats with former Governor Edwin W. Edwards about becoming a father at 86, and whatever else comes up.

The first African-American LSU Undergraduate A.P. Tureaud Jr talks about his experience on LSU's campus. Perry Franklin joins in the conversation to talk about the Tureaud Chapter celebrations this weekend beginning Friday at the Manship Theater.


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10:02 am
Tue September 3, 2013

TUESDAY: Talk Show Legend Larry King, LA Poet Laureate Ava Haymon

Jim talks with legendary radio and TV talk host Larry King, who'll appear Sunday at LSU.

A visit with Louisiana's poet laureate Ava Leavell Haymon, who talks about her latest work, "The Eldest Daughter"


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8:26 am
Sat August 31, 2013

MONDAY: LSU Stadium Announcer Dan Borne, Author Samuel Friedman

Originally published on Mon September 2, 2013 10:07 am

Dan Borne, the "Voice of the Valley" at LSU's Tiger Stadium for 28 seasons.

Sports Author Samuel Friedman on his book, "Breaking the Line", about Grambling State University

 

 

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12:39 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

FRIDAY: LFT President Steve Monaghan, Advocate Entertainment Writer John Wirt

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 10:14 am

Jim talks with Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan about the U.S. Justice Department's challenge of the state's private school vouchers program.

A visit with Advocate entertainment writer and critic John Wirt


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9:12 am
Thu August 29, 2013

THURSDAY: Lobbyist Jim Nickel, Operatic Soprano Lisette Oropesa

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 10:14 am

A visit with lobbyist and former WRKF Board chairman Jim Nickel, to discuss the political landscape in Louisiana and whatever else comes up.

New Orleans native Lisette Oropesa, the soprano diva, who was raised in Baton Rouge, went to LSU and who'll return to Louisiana soon, to perform in the coming LSU Opera Gala.

 

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10:46 am
Tue August 27, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Lt. General Russel Honore

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 9:14 am

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.


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2:51 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

TUESDAY: LA NAACP's Musheer Robinson

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 10:12 am

Musheer Robinson, with the Louisiana NAACP, talks about Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, given 50 years ago this week.

 

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