8/7 Friday: Remembering Nagasaki, Celebrating Edwin Edwards' 88th Birthday, Nick Saban, and the First 2016 GOP Presidential Debate


Susan Southard

Susan Southard is the founder and artistic director of Essential Theatre in Arizona.  She shares her book, Nagasaki, which was published just this week.  Nagasaki was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, sponsored by Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation and the Columbia University School of Journalism. 

Edwin Edwards

Edwin Edwards is a former Governor of Louisiana.  He celebrates today, his 88th birthday, with Jim and discusses the Louisiana Gubernatorial election and the first GOP Presidential Debate.  Edwards reflects on his long life and political career.  


Monte Burke

Monte Burke is a staff writer at Forbes magazine and a senior editor at ForbesLife.  He shares his book Saban: The Making of a Coach. "That charisma and ability to connect are what makes him a great recruiter," Burke says, "The reason many people dislike him is sort of his demeanor; he can be very overbearing." 

Gus Weill

Gus Weill is a well known Louisiana author and politico.  He gives his analysis of the first GOP Presidential Debate last night.  "If he was elected president, we would be at war in thirty minutes," Weill says about Donald Trump, "The way he handled Megyn Kelly was so insulting, so condescending to her.  It was shocking to me no man onstage called him down for acting that way."  Weill likes Chris Christie.  He also feels that were the election today, Hillary Clinton would win.