9/08 Tuesday: Gubernatorial Candidates, Les Duhe, David Hudson, Pen Pals, Beth Courtney, Brian Boyles

Hour 1:

Gubernatorial Candidates

The four major candidates for governor qualified this morning. David Vitter, Scott Angelle, John Bel Edwards, and Jay Dardenne commented on why each believe they will win the election.

Les Duhe

Political Consultant Les Duhe joins the conversation to discuss the upcoming governors race. 

David Hudson


Author of The Handy American History Answer Book, David Hudson, chats with Jim about the history of the United States, especially Louisiana history. Hudson says he really wanted to include information about civil rights in the book. 

Hudson discusses witnessing fights and claims the most significant fight he's even seen was when Mike Tyson fought Lennox Lewis.

Hour 2

Gay Smith and Dave Woods


Two long time, overseas pen pals, Gay Smith and Dave Woods, join us in studio to talk about their 50 friendship, which developed over a love for music. They first met each other in person 14 years after they met, in 1979. 

Both Smith and Woods says they've never had a love connection just became very close friends. 

Smith says they're letters go through so much history, telling each other about events going on in each country. 

Beth Courtney


President and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting Beth Courtney talks about the recent 40th anniversary of LPB. 

Brian Boyles


We're joined by Brian Boyles, Vice President of Content with Louisiana Endowment of Humanities, to discuss the Louisiana governors election and the Louisiana Governors Project.