01/19 Tuesday: Ernest Gaines 2016 Winner, Louisiana Education, Jazz Fest Lineup, and Remembering Glenn Frey


T. Geronimo Johnson 

T. Geronimo Johnson is the 2016 winner of the Ernest Gaines Literary Award.  He joins Jim to discuss his book Welcome to Braggsville

A literary coming-of-age novel for a new generation, written with tremendous social insight and a unique, generous heart, Welcome to Braggsville reminds us of the promise and perils of youthful exuberance, while painting an indelible portrait of contemporary America.

William Wynn

William Wynn is CEO of xTeros.  xTeros is a D.C. based group that works with individuals to promote Obamacare.  Wynn shares how to sign up and the way the group is working in Louisiana. 


Steve Monaghan

Steve Monaghan is the President of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.  He was elected to his fifth term in November 2014.  He discusses cuts to higher education. 

John Wirt

John Wirt is a music, movie, arts reporter and critic in Louisiana.  He is the author of New Orleans music biography Huey "Piano" Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues. He comments on the jazz fest lineup.  He also remembers the life and legacy of Glenn Frey of the Eagles.