10/27 Tuesday: Patricia Goldstone, Raymond Jetson, M.O. Walsh, John Bel Edwards

Hour 1:

Patricia Goldstone

Author Patricia Goldstone discusses her latest book, Interlock, which delves into the death of Mark Lombardi. 

"In the fateful month of March 2000, shortly after opening a hugely successful show in New York that unveiled the more nefarious financial connections of Presidential candidate George W. Bush, the hugely ambitious Conceptual artist Mark Lombardi was found hanged in his studio, an apparent suicide. With museums lining up to buy his work, and the fame he had sought relentlessly at last within his reach, speculation about whether his death was suicide or murder has titillated the art world ever since. Lombardi was an enigma who was at once a compulsive truth-teller and a cunning player of the art game, a political operative and a stubborn independent, a serious artist and a Merry Prankster, a metaphysicist if not a scientist. " -Amazon

Raymond Jetson

Former State Representative and Pastor of Star Hill Baptist Church Raymond Jetson joins Jim in studio to talk about his time working with Republican gubernatorial candidate David Vitter. Starhill Baptist Church is hosting their annual Social Innovation Workshop to build stronger networks on Friday, October 30th. Jetson says the focus of this workshop is the wealth of low income communities. 

Jetson comments on Vitter's prostitution scandal. He says avoiding the topic is one of the biggest mistakes made by the Vitter campaign. 

M.O. Walsh

Author and Baton Rouge native M.O. Walsh chats about his latest book, My Sunshine Away.

"My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson—free spirit, track star, and belle of the block—experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too. "- Amazon

Hour 2:

John Bel Edwards

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards joins the conversation to discuss the upcoming runoff election of November 21st. Edwards says David Vitter is not a good role model for the people of Louisiana. He says Vitter "wouldn't last five minutes at West Point." 

The Louisiana Sheriff's Association recently endorsed Edwards. Edwards discusses future debates before the election and says he will attend each one.