THURSDAY: "What is the point of a professor?"; "Meal or menace? No controversy in nutrition is bigger than wheat."; Honore For Governor?; Sex Selection; Gus Weill; Ember in the Ashes

Hour 1

Professor Mark Bauerlein

  Mark Bauerlein, Professor, Credit  Emory College : 

Mark Bauerlein, Professor, Credit Emory College

Mark Bauerlein is an English professor at Emory, a senior editor at First Things and the author, most recently, of “The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30).”

Bauerlein writes in the New York Times on Sunday, "What's the Point of a Professor?" and says, in part, what they should be is examples of "moral authority," but that for a number of reasons they are increasingly becoming morally bankrupt “accreditors” instead.

Stephen Yafa, Author of Grain of Truth: The Real Case For and Against Wheat and Gluten

  Author Stephen Yafa, Photo Credit  Amazon

Author Stephen Yafa, Photo Credit Amazon

"No topic in nutrition is more controversial than wheat. While mega-sellers like Grain Brain andWheat Belly suggest that wheat may be the new asbestos, Stephen Yafa finds that it has been wrongly demonized. His revealing book sets the record straight, breaking down the botany of the wheat plant we’ve hijacked for our own use, the science of nutrition and digestion, the effects of mass production on our health, and questions about gluten and fiber— all to point us towards a better, richer diet."

Hour 2

Political Consultant/commentator Jim Brown

  Political Consultant and Political Commentator,   Former State Senator, Secretary of State and Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown, Credit  Facebook

Political Consultant and Political Commentator, Former State Senator, Secretary of State and Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown, Credit Facebook

Jim and Jim discuss the following issues in Louisiana politics:

  • The full House has approved legislation that would prohibit gender based abortions. The bill's author, Houma Representative Lenar Whitney, says there have been no documented cases in Louisiana. But she cited an article from Forbes Magazine about pregnancies ending early in US Asian communities because the sex of the unborn child was a girl. Whitney's legislation passed on an 84-2 vote. 
  • Retired Army Lieutenant General Russel Honore, who gained fame in his no-nonsense approach to relief efforts in post-Katrina New Orleans, says he’s considering running for Governor. On the Jim Engster Show, Honore says the only reason he wouldn't run is if another one of the candidates ended up mounting a serious challenge to US Senator David Vitter.

Louisiana Political Consultant Gus Weill

  Famed Louisiana political consultant, author, and mentor to James Carville, Gus Weill , Credit  Talk 107.3

Famed Louisiana political consultant, author, and mentor to James Carville, Gus Weill , Credit Talk 107.3

Weill discusses a variety of topics with Jim including the possibility of Honore running for Governor, the state of higher education in Louisiana and the importance of delivering a solid commencement speech. James Carville will give the commencement address at LSU Friday.

sabaa tahir, Author of An Ember in the Ashes

  sabaa tahir, credit  http://sabaatahir.com/bio/

sabaa tahir, credit http://sabaatahir.com/bio/

"A “deft, polished debut”  (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Sabaa Tahir‘s AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and pulse-pounding read. Set in a rich, high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome, it tells the story of a slave fighting for her family and a young soldier fighting for his freedom." From Amazon.