04/25 Tuesday: William Christie, Gary Lewis and George Sells

Hour One

William Christie

William Christie is an author and has written nine published novels. His most recent novel is titled, A Single Spy, which he discussed on air. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and was formerly a Marine Corps infantry officer. 

Gary Lewis

You may know singer Gary Lewis from his rock n' roll group, Gary Lewis and the Playboys and his father is popular comedian Jerry Lewis. Cash Box Magazine named Lewis their "Male Vocalist of the Year" in 1965. He discussed his long career Jim on the air.

Hour Two 

George Sells

Veteran anchorman George Sells, came on to talk about his take on the downfall of Bill O'Reilly. Sells is a former WAFB anchorman and retired in 2012; he was born in Kingsport, TN and joined WAFB in 1988. 

04/24 Monday: The Removal of Confederate Monuments, Albert Samuels, Jeff Sadow

Hour 1: 

Billy Nungesser

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser chats with Jim about tourism in Louisiana and the early morning removal of the Liberty Place monument, one of four Confederate Monuments set to be removed in New Orleans. Nungesser also comments on how the state's budget problems are affecting the tourism industry. 

Albert Samuels 

Southern University Political Science Professor Dr. Albert Samuels joins the conversation to discuss the mayor of Baton Rouge, Sharon Weston-Broome. Broome's former Chief Administrative Officer Troy Bell resigned after a report found out he lied on is resume.  He also comments on the removal of the Confederate monuments in New Orleans. 

Hour 2: 

Jeff Sadow

LSU-Shreveport Political Science Professor and blogger Jeff Sadow joins the show to discuss the removal of the Liberty Place monument in New Orleans. 

04/21 Friday: Bill Nash, Michael Callahan, Ali Akbar and Lamar White

Hour One

Bill Nash

Reverend and author Bill Nash is from DeRidder, Louisiana and his second book is titled The Battle of the Longs. The book explores the politics of the Long family in Louisiana. In addition to being an author his Pentecostal Pastor at Mangham, La. 

Michael Callahan

 

Author Michael Callahan talked about his second book, The Night She Won Miss America. The book is a fictionalized version of the real story of Miss America winner, Bette Cooper and the night she won. His previous work is Searching For Grace Kelly.

Hour Two

Lamar White and Ali Akbar

Blogger Lamar White and political consultant Ali Akbar discuss Trump's 13 weeks in office and the feud between Governor John Bel Edwards and Congressman Garret Graves. Ali Akbar represents the right  and Lamar White for the left. 

04/20 Thursday: Chris Winter, MD, Mark Ballard, Joe Gagnon, Charlie Cook, Melissa de la Cruz and Rick Gallot

Hour One

Chris Winter, MD

Chris Winter, MD is a  sleep medicine doctor and certified neurologist in Charlottesville, VA. He came on air to discuss his new book about sleep titled, The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It.

 

Mark Ballard

Mark Ballard from The Advocate returns to give his insight on the feud between Governor John Bel Edwards and Congressman Garret Graves. He also discussed more about Louisiana budget. 

 

Joe Gagnon

High Performance Life Founder Joe Gagnon, discussed how he ran 6 consecutive marathons, in 6 different countries and all in just 6 days. He began his journey in Sydney then traveled to Singapore then Johannesburg, Sao Paulo and then lastly in Los Angeles. 

Hour Two

Charlie Cook

Charlie Cook is a poilitcal analyst who is originally from Shreveport; he mostly focuses on election forecasts and political trends. He writes a column for the National Journal called "The Cook Report" and he owns his own publication, The Cook Political Report.

Melissa de la Cruz

 

Author Melissa de la Cruz is New York Times best-selling author. She has authored a plethora of young adult novels and her latest book explores the romance between Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyle. The book is titled, Alex & Eliza.

 

Rick Gallot

The president of Grambling State University Rick Gallot treated the show to an interview today. He discussed what is happening these days at Grambling, like enrollment, sports and more. 

04/19 Wednesday: PATTI CAKE$, Paul Rainwater, Richard Condon

HOUR ONE

Micheal Gottwald

Gottwald is the producer of the new film, Pattie Cakes.  The film will be featured in the Louisiana International Film Festival at Perkins Rowe, Thursday April 20th.

Paul Rainwater

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Paul W. Rainwater serves as a senior consultant to Cornerstone. Prior to his work at Cornerstone, Paul most recently held the title as Governor Jindal’s Chief of Staff. Rainwater joins the show to talk about working with 3 governors and catastrophes including Deepwater Horizon, Hurricane's Rita and Katrina.

HOUR TWO

Richard Condon

Richard Condon joins the show to talk about numerous topics.  Condon recalls how he met his wife, how he got into radio, his favorite LSU sports stories and how his humor has changed over time.