WEDNESDAY: 1970s homegrown terrorism and the FBI, Aesthetic Appeal of the Gubernatorial Candidates, Religious Freedom Bill, and Alleged Murder of Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina


Author Bryan Burrough shares his book Days of Rage with us.  The book is about homegrown terrorism in the 1970s and the battle it fought with the FBI.  "The FBI counted 2,500 bombings in 1971 alone."

Burrough says that most people assume the 1970s was all about peacefully protesting the war when there was still much racial tension and violence occurring.  He talks about the constant bombing being almost accepted it was so commonplace.  

E. Eric Guirard and Heather Kleinpeter discuss which of the four Gubernatorial candidates appears to be the most statesmanly like.  

Kleinpeter says that Scott Angelle looks the most Gubernatorial.  Guirard says that he does not feel any of them win in the looks category.  

Kleinpeter says of Kip Holden, "Every time I run into that man he's got a big smile, and he looks impeccable." 


Former State Director of the Louisiana NAACP Kwame Asante discusses the alleged murder of an unarmed black man by a white policeman in North Charleston, South Carolina.  

"We don't know if it was racially motivated yet, or if it was just bad procedure." 

"As a black man, my first initial reaction is a certain amount of anger and pain, and ask the question: what if the person wasn't black would it have been the same outcome?"

They discuss whether shootings such as these with potential racial motive make African Americans more or less likely to join police forces.  

Representative Mike Johnson from Bossier City discusses his proposed bill about religious freedom and marriage.  "It was meant to be a common sense piece of legislation that would receive some civil discourse."

Johnson says, "It's merely a law that prohibits discrimination by the state government on marital beliefs." 

Johnson also comments on his five other bills.  He also comments on upcoming abortion restrictions, and he affirms that he is pro life and values the sanctity of life.