10/06 Tuesday: Caroline Roemer, Harlow Giles Unger, J.R. Ball, Francis Rooney

Hour 1:

Caroline Roemer


Executive Director of the Louisiana Associate of Public Charter Schools Caroline Roemer joins Jim in studio to discuss the success of charter schools in the state. Roemer likes that parents choose to enroll their children in charter schools. There are 138 charter schools in Louisiana. Roemer doesn't agree with teachers unions. 

Harlow Giles Unger

Author Harlow Giles Unger joins the show to talk about his latest biography, Henry Clay: America's Greatest Statesman

"In a critical and little-known chapter of early American history, author Harlow Giles Unger tells how a fearless young Kentucky lawyer threw open the doors of Congress during the nation's formative years and prevented dissolution of the infant American republic."- Amazon

Hour 2:

J.R. Ball

We're joined by news editor for NOLA.com and Times-Picayune J.R. Ball to talk about a poll that ranked former four-term Governor Edwin Edwards number one out of the six most recent Louisiana governors. Ball says Mike Foster was the best governor. He projects we'll see David Vitter and John Bel Edwards in the runoff. 

Ball believes Nick Saban was the best football coach LSU has ever had. He says LSU fans were fine when Saban went to the NFL but only hated him when he went to coach at Alabama. 

Francis Rooney

Former Ambassador to the Holy See Francis Rooney joins the conversation to discuss the aftermath of the papal visit to the United States. Rooney says Pope Francis' trip was a great success. 

Rooney says Pope Francis has a way of bringing up controversial issues, yet everyone still loves him.