7/16 Thursday: New Orleans Photographer Tina Freeman, Southern and Cajun Cuisine and Culture, Gubernatorial Q&A on Crime, Remembering Secretary of State Fox McKeithen, and Education in Louisiana


Tina Freeman

Tina Freeman is a photographer of architecture, landscape, portraits, and interiors.  She has published in House and Gardens, Southern Accents, and New York Times Magazine.  Currently, she lives in New Orleans and Italy.  Freeman shares her new book, Artists' Spaces.  Morgan Northrop joins us as well.  Northrop helped to shape the book.  Freeman also speaks about her time with the late Andy Warhol.  

Matt and Ted Lee

Matt Lee and Ted Lee are brothers and authors of The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook, The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern, and The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen.  They discuss today their new TV show, "Southern Uncovered with The Lee Brothers," which premiered June 14th.  Their New Orleans episode airs July 19th.  @TheLeeBros

John Folse

John Folse is a New Orleans chef who specializes in crafting unique Cajun creations.  He has had international success with Lafitte’s Landing Restaurant.  

Gubernatorial Q&A

For years, Louisiana has had the highest murder per capita rate in the country and New Orleans Police recently reported they've already eclipsed 100 homicides for this calendar year.  As governor, what steps would you take to reduce the murder rate? 

Scott Angelle wants to supplement local police with State Police and "maybe National Guard."  Angelle also says "Crime on the streets is a result of a breakdown of the family unit." 
Jay Dardenne wants to maintain the state police presence in the French Quarter and also feels we should engage local and faith based groups. 
David Vitter did not respond. 
John Bel Edwards asks if it is a coincidence that Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate and the highest crime rate. 


John White

John White is the Louisiana State Superintendent of Education.  Louisiana's ACT average score has gone from 19.2 to 19.4.  2,000 more African-Americans in Louisiana recevied TOPS this year.  @LouisianaSupe

Bob Courtney

Bob Courtney remembers the late Louisiana Secretary of State Fox McKeithen who died ten years ago today.  Courtney recalls McKeithen was a brilliant storyteller and many thought he would be governor.