10/05: Sex Workers and the Law, Gubernatorial Election, Louisiana Politics, and Breast Cancer Awareness


Alison Bass

Alison Bass is an author and award winning journalist.  She is also an Assistant Professor of Journalism at West Virginia University.  She shares her latest book Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and the Law.  Bass argues for the decriminalization of prostitution on the basis that anti-prostitution laws encourage exploitation and violence against women.  Bass is of the opinion that men seek out sex workers because they love their wives and don't want to leave their families, but their sexual needs are not being met. 


Leo Honeycutt is an author and award-winning television journalist.  He discusses the Gubernatorial election. Honeycutt also comments on the recent hypothetical poll which placed former Governor Edwin Edwards as most favored Louisiana governor.  He also gives his opinion on J.R. Ball's opinion article in The Times Picayune on Edwin Edwards. 


Sarah Holliday-James 

Sarah Holliday-James is running for Baker Clerk of Court.  She promotes an event for The Pink Cupcakes of Louisiana on Thursday night for Breast Cancer Awareness.  

Robert Mann

Bob Mann is a journalist and political historian and currently holds the Manship Chair in Journalism at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University.  He shares his article, Louisiana's governor's race is all prose, no poetry.  Mann provides insight to the swiftly approaching Gubernatorial election.