FRIDAY: Dean Koontz, Thomas Schaller, Robert Travis Scott


Author Dean Koontz discusses his latest book in the Odd Thomas series.  He comments on his faith, "I can't imagine living without thinking it doesn't all have meaning."  After his father made an attempt on his life, he was diagnosed sociopathic.  Koontz remarked, "Everything is material.  When I wrote sociopathic characters, I write from experience." 

Jim comments on the upcoming Prayer Rally at the PMAC at LSU and compares the faith of Bobby Jindal to the atheism of Edwin Edwards. 

Singer Victoria Williams comments on her upcoming performance in Downtown, Baton Rouge.  

Professor Thomas Schaller of Political Science joins the show from the University of Maryland to discuss his new book.  Schaller speculates on the upcoming presidential election in 2016.  


Robert Travis Scott, President of Public Affairs Research Council for Louisiana, comments on the governor.  He says, "I don't know how important his heritage is to him at this point."  Scott also comments on the impact of the budget cuts on the governor's chances at a national level. 

Of his trip to India, Scott remarks that the most dangerous part was the taxi cab drivers.  

A listener asked if race would be an issue if the governor ran for the presidency.  

Scott discusses the outcome of the upcoming budget cuts in higher education.  He comments on the recent debate for governor.  Scott says, "I think that's part of the political scene in Louisiana.  You gotta be able to sit back and laugh."