11/05: Lady Byrd and Lyndon, SULC Interim Chancellor John Pierre, Dr. James Cook, Jay Dardenne endorses John Bel Edwards

Hour 1: 

Betty Boyd Caroli

Author Betty Boyd Caroli discusses her latest book, Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that Made a President . 

"A fresh look at Lady Bird Johnson that upends her image as a plain Jane who was married for her money and mistreated by Lyndon. This Lady Bird worked quietly behind the scenes through every campaign, every illness, and a trying presidency as a key strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and indispensable therapist. In Lady Bird and Lyndon, Betty Boyd Caroli restores Lady Bird to her rightful place in history, painting a vivid portrait of a marriage with complex, but familiar and identifiable overtones."-Amazon

Dr. James C. Cook, Jr & John Pierre

Scotlandville native Dr. James C. Cook, Jr. joins the conversation to discuss the 50-year milestone for African-American students who desegregated Catholic high schools in the Baton Rouge area. Cook shares his stories of what life was like being one of a few African-American students at Catholic High. 

Southern University's Law Center is commemorating the milestone on November 13th. Southern University Interim Chancellor John Pierre discusses why the school thought it was so important to recognize the importance of those individuals who first attended the Catholic high schools. 

Hour 2:

Stephen Handwerk

Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party Stephen Handwerk joins Jim in studio to talk about Republican Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne endorsing Democrat John Bel Edwards for Governor. Handwerk notes the important reasons why Dardenne chose to cross party lines to support Edwards rather than Republican David Vitter. 

Handwerk says it's not about right vs. left but about right vs. wrong.