01/15 Friday: Climate Science, Friday Flashback with Former Coach Mack Brown, Principal of McKinley


Michael Mann

Michael E. Mann directs the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University and is the author of “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From the Front Lines.”  He discusses  his article in The New York Times: The Assault on Climate Science

Mann says 97-100% of scientists believe "that climate change is real and human caused."  He also asserts that 2015 will go as the warmest year on record in the warmest decade on record.  

Friday Flashback

Jim remembers the career of former football coach Mack Brown in this week's "Friday Flashback."  He discusses the tense rivalry that thrived between Tulane and LSU. 


Dr. Herman Brister Jr. 

Dr. Herman Brister Jr. is the Principal of McKinley Magnet School.  Dr. Brister gives an account of President Obama's visit to Baton Rouge and the town hall meeting at McKinley.  "It was an honor for our community," he says, "He's a very down to earth person...very personable."