FRIDAY: Noel Hammatt, Caroline Roemer Shirley, Russel Honore, Dan Claitor, Carolyn Hill, Musheer Robinson, David Duke


Former Baton Rouge School Board member Noel Hammatt joins the Executive Director of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools Caroline Roemer Shirley to discuss Louisiana education and if charter schools are the right choice to help the public education system.  

There are 134 charter schools in Louisiana that serve about 70 thousand students.  

Roemer and Hammatt discuss the Governor's executive order on statewide testing.

A listener asks about Voucher schools in Louisiana versus charter schools, and Roemer says, "The lines are often blurred between the two," when they are in fact distinctly different.  "Any charter schools that use public dollars... they (public money) are returned."

A listener asks how charter schools address the needs of disabled students.  

General Russel Honore "The Hero of Katrina" joins the show to share his considerations on running for governor.  "We are the third largest energy producer, and our state is broke," Honore continues, "I don't have a party affiliation."  Then he jokes, "People told me I need to get some wizards." 

"That man is one of my heroes in life," a listener says of General Honore, "He's crazy enough to cut through all the political fluff and tell the truth!" 

He says, "It would have to be a real epiphany for me to run {for governor}."  Honore continues, "When I told the reporter I would think about it, I didn't mean that's all I think about."


Senator Dan Claitor on drones.  He says he got footage of LSU baseball team last year from the backyard of a lobbyist with his drone.  

Claitor discusses his past bill on protection against drone privacy violations.  

BESE board member Carolyn Hill joins the show.  If brought up for question, says she would vote for Superintendent John White to step down.  

Musheer Robinson from the Louisiana NAACP is joined by former representative and KKK Grand Wizard Dr. David Duke.  

Robinson comments on his career as a businessmen and his travels from China to Cuba as he creates opportunities for small and medium businessmen.  "Baton Rouge is sort of like old Louisiana," Robinson says, "we all know Baton Rouge is enormously segregated." "I had numerous stops by police simply for being in my neighborhood," Robinson says.  His past home was near Highland Road in Baton Rouge.    

Robinson says, "Organizations like the NAACP are about addressing contradictions that still occur from slavery or segregation.... What you're doing is to really stomp on people in pain." Duke responds that "Our people are always stuck with the racist card which is about the worst thing you can call somebody." 

Robinson says, "From your {Duke's} standpoint, Scalise represents only white people... you represent pro-segreagation."  Duke says to Robinson, "I believe in equal rights.  You believe in discrimination."