Persuasion expert Juliet Huck comments on her book, Equation of Persuasion and discusses what makes a person a good communicator.
President of Louisiana Federation of Teachers Steve Monaghan discusses his battles with Governor Jindal on education legislation. Two years from now the 45th president of the United States will be inaugurated. Monaghan responds to a listener's comment about the brainwashing of students, "I think people are waking up to question where the laws are coming from." Monaghan continues, "I hope I outlast the politics of today to see something more visionary." He says, "We're somewhat quietly working with the legislature to blunt- or reform the reforms." He responds to a listener's question about he and the governor's stance on Common Core, "We have the same concerns that Common Core has now evolved into this toxic product." Monaghan hopes that the legislature will "stop further bleeding" in the universities.
Legislative director for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Corey Saylor joins the show to discuss Governor Jindal's comments about London's 'no-go zones.' Saylor says of Jindal's reassertions, "He's doubling down on an empty table."
Republican Political Consultant Scott Wilfong and Liberal Blogger, Professor Dayne Sherman discuss who will be the 45th president and the next Louisiana Governor's election. "If it was truly a silly, ridiculous comment, then it would die in the news."
Sherman says of the Governor's recent bad press, "I think there will be a lot more international scrutiny to the prayer rally than he expected."
Sherman and Wilfong continue to discuss the capitol gains tax and the free two year community college program in the works. Wilfong says, "We don't want to exchange an engineer for a fry cook. That's whats being done in this economy."
A listener asked Wilfong his opinion of Ayn Rand.
Wilfong and Sherman speculate about the State of the Union address. Jim says, "I would suspect that in tonight's State of the Union, there won't be a Democrat who criticizes it or a Republican who praises it."