01/11 Monday: Inauguration of Governor John Bel Edwards, Wealth Gap in the U.S., and the Budget Chaos


Marsanne Golsby

Marsanne Golsby was the former Press Secretary to Governor Mike Foster.  She discusses the inaugural of John Bel Edwards earlier today.  Golsby asserts that Edwards is starting off with a political challenge as he loses his choice for Speaker of the House. 

"If you're asking me if President Obama is coming to Louisiana because we have a new Democrat for our governor?" Golsby says, "Probably."  

Paul Kiel

Paul Kiel is ProPublica reporter who covers consumer finance.  He discusses his article in The New York Times, Debt and the Radical Wealth Gap.  "The average black family makes 60% of what the average white family earns." 


Tom Aswell

Tom Aswell is the publisher of Louisiana Voice. He comments on this morning's governor inauguration of John Bel Edwards.  "I think he might be a one term governor," Aswell says of Edwards," Unless something drastic happens."  Aswell also remembers the late C.B. Forgotston and his predictions of Bobby Jindal's political aspirations. 

Jeremy Alford

Jeremy Alford is the publisher and editor of LaPolitics.com.  He also comments on John Bel Edwards's inauguration and President Obama's visit later this week.  "It seems like he <Obama> is coming down to Louisiana to support John Bel Edward's expansion of Medicaid."