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9:47 am
Tue July 9, 2013

TUESDAY: Economist Ray Keating, Historian Michael Fullilove, Author Peter Lance

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 10:25 am

Economist Ray Keating, with the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council, talks about the nation's economic environment for small business.

Historian & author Michael Fullilove discusses his book, "Rendezvous With Destiny", about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and World War II.

Investigative writer Peter Lance on his book, "Deal With The Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer"


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10:10 am
Fri July 5, 2013

MONDAY: Political Consultant Gus Weill, Actress Channing Chase, Hany Zohdy

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 9:10 am

Jim talks local and national politics with veteran political consultant Gus Weill.

Channing Chase talks with Jim about her role on the hit series Mad Men.

Hany Zohdy discusses the latest developments with his native country Egypt.


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10:07 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Interviews: 'Second Line Rescue' Authors Marcia Gaudet And Barry Ancelet; Rep. John Bel Edwards

Marcia Gaudet and Barry Ancelet discuss their book, "Second Line Rescue", about improvised citizen rescues that took place after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Amite state Representative and House Democratic Caucus leader John Bel Edwards talks about his call for a Veto Session, to override some of Governor Jindal's budget vetoes, and other issues.

 

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10:18 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Interviews: State Rep. John Bel Edwards

Jim talks with Democratic State Representative, and House Democratic Caucus leader, John Bel Edwards, who feels lawmakers should convene a Veto session to consider overturning some of Governor Jindal's budget item vetoes.

Audio should be posted by 11 am on Friday, July 5.

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12:26 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Interviews: Singer Phillip Manuel, Author Michael Gurian, Painter & Author Jennifer Moses

Originally published on Thu July 4, 2013 10:12 am

Singer Phillip Manuel, who'll be performing in New Orleans for Independence Day.

Author Michael Gurian talks about his book "The Wonder of Aging", about living life to its fullest after 50.

Painter and author Jennifer Moses talks about her New York Times piece about legendary Louisiana painter Clementine Hunter. 


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11:35 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Interviews: Planned Parenthood's Melissa Flournoy; Dr. Paul Offit On Alternative Medicine

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 10:17 am

Melissa Flournoy, with Planned Parenthood of Louisiana, on legislation passed this year that attacks her organization, and the national abortion rights movement.

Physician and author Dr. Paul Offit on his new book, "The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine"


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11:59 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Interviews: Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Author Jinx Coleman Broussard

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 10:06 am

Jim talks with government watchdog and blogger C.B. Forgotston about the likelihood of a veto override session for state lawmakers, and shares his review of Governor Jindal's 6th legislative session.

LSU mass comm. professor and author Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard on her new book, "African-American Foreign Correspondents"


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10:10 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Interviews: State Senator Dan Claitor

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 10:04 am

Baton Rouge State Senator Dan Claitor talks about what went on in the 2013 Legislative Session and the possibility of a veto override session.

From VIPS, Volunteers In Public Schools, Hope Dawan and Tony Pryer talk about their upcoming Stuff The Bus event, and other initiatives.


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11:32 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Interviews: The SCOTUS Rulings On Same Sex Marriage

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 10:07 am

Jim continues the discussion of this week's US Supreme Court decisions on same sex marriage with Unitarian Reverend Steve Crump and Baptist Reverend Reginald Pitcher.

Author Gary May on his book, "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy", and the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning the Voting Rights Act.

Local author Chuck Hustmyre on his new book, "The Axman of New Orleans"


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6:13 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Interviews: LSU Standout Tommy Hodson, Author And Journalist Jonathan Alter

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 10:12 am

Jim talks with former LSU football great Tommy Hodson, who'll be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall Of Fame this weekend.

Noted journalist and author Jonathan alter discusses current events with President Obama and the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage.

From LPB, Kate Bradshaw talks about the Antiques Road Show; coming to Baton Rouge July 27th.


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