11/25 Wednesday: GMO's, Football, Edwin Edwards Hospitalized, Death of Bob Neese, and Transition of John Bel Edwards


Sarah Davidson Evanega

Evanega received her PhD in the field of Plant Biology from Cornell University in 2009, for which she conducted an interdisciplinary study combining work in plant molecular biology with science communication. Her dissertation focused on the controversy over genetically engineered papaya in developing countries with a specific focus on Thailand.  Evanega now serves as the PI and Director for the Cornell Alliance for Science—a global communications effort that promotes evidence-based decision-making in agriculture.

Wayne Coffey

Wayne Coffey is the author of Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season

"In only thirteen years as a head football coach, first at Bowling Green and then at Utah, Florida, and Ohio State, Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of his sport, with three national championships and a cumulative record of 142 wins and only 26 losses. But sheer statistics are not the measure of his true accomplishment, nor do they speak to his own extraordinary learning journey. Now, in Above the Line, he offers to readers his unparalleled insights into leadership, team building and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible."

Leo honeycutt

Leo Honeycutt -author, reporter, father, cook- is an award-winning television journalist of 28 years whose credits include CBS News, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, and CNN as well as an exclusive in the Oval Office with President Ronald Reagan (on his birthday in 1983), a rare interview with Muhammad Ali, and being the first Louisianan to conduct a live interview with space shuttle astronauts in orbit.  He gives an update on former Governor Edwin Edwards who was hospitalized for pneumonia at 88.  

Julie Baxter

Julie Baxter is a WAFB journalist, a lawyer, and a communications advisor.  She remembers journalist Bob Neese who died this morning after a long fight with cancer at age 62. 


Sam Jones

Sam Jones is the former Mayor of Franklin, Louisiana.  He is close friends with John Bel Edwards, and he comments on the new governor-elect and the transition to governor.