7/23 Thursday: Nayo Jones, Bayou Corne, Governor Q&A, Raymond Strother

Hour 1

Nayo Jones

Singer Nayo Jones chats with Jim about her love for music. She grew up listening to jazz and loves to sing music that moves her. Jones studied at Spelman College. She made her debut at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2012. 

Singer Nayo Jones chats with Jim about her love for music. She grew up listening to jazz and loves to sing music that moves her. Jones studied at Spelman College. She made her debut at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2012. 

Attorney Jim Garner

Jim Garner joins us to talk about the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Garner and his firm represent Texas Brine in a lawsuit blaming an oil company located near the sinkhole. Texas Brine filed a 100 million dollar lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum Corp.  He thinks the lawsuit will be resolved by the middle of 2016.  

Gubernatorial Q&A:

There's been a lot of talk about the future of the TOPS Scholarship program and questions over whether Louisiana can continue to fully fund tuition costs for every student who is awarded the scholarship. If elected governor, what changes would you purpose to ensure TOPS can remain a successful program?

Jay Dardenne says TOPS has been a lifeline for middle class families in Louisiana and would consider modest changes to the program. 

John Bel Edwards believes TOPS has been a success and wants to preserve the program. He wants to stop tuition increases. 

David Vitter did not respond.

Scott Angelle says he will always fully fund TOPS if elected governor. He says he would address structural fiscal problems to ensure Louisiana students stay in-state for college.

Hour 2

Raymond Strother 

   

 

 

Political consultant Raymond Strother joins the show to talk about Presidential hopeful Donald Trump visiting the Mexican border. 

"If you're ahead don't look behind you," Strother's advice to David Vitter. 

He thinks Fox News will decide the candidates for president. 

Strother says Trump isn't running as one of us, but it running for the people disgusted with the system.