Producer: Frank Barnett
Temple University Professor & Author Ralph Young
Ralph Young is a history professor at Temple University. He has done extensive research in the history of protest movements, terrorist organizations, and 17th-century Puritanism. He is the author of Dissent in America: The Voices That Shaped a Nation that is a compilation of primary documents written by American dissenters over the past four hundred years. Young has won several teaching awards at Temple University and has taught his Dissent in America seminar as a Fulbright Specialist at the University of Rome and at Charles University in Prague.
Film Historian Joseph McBride
Joseph McBride is an American film historian, biographer, screenwriter and professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. He's the author of seventeen books, including two about Orson Welles entitled Orson Welles and What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career.
Johnny Palazotto & Herman Jackson
Johnny Palazotto and Herman Jackson join Jim in studio today to discuss the life and times of Blues musician B.B. King. King passed away peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 pm PT on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Rolling Stone Magazine lists B.B. at #6 on the top 100 Guitar Players of all time, but his impact on Blues is immeasurable. Herman Jackson, who frequently played with B.B., remembers the last time he played with King on stage in Chicago last October at the House of Blues; and Johnny reminisces on the time he first B.B. back stage before a concert.
New York Times Sports Writer Jeré Longman
Jeré Longman has been a sports reporter for The New York Times since October 1993, covering a variety of international sports, primarily those of the Olympics. He grew up in Eunice, La., and received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana State University in 1976. He joins Jim on the show today to discuss his take on Tom Brady and "Deflategate," and he tells Jim how he feels that what Tom Brady did was mere "gamesmanship" rather than cheating.
Former Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Partner at Ourso Beychok Inc., and Gumbo PAC head Trey Ourso joins us to talk about David Vitter. Vitter is the front runner to become the next Governor of Louisiana, but Trey Ourso and GumboPac are pushing to make sure Vitter does not get elected. Visit gumbopac.com for more information.