01/07 Thursday: LSU and Tigerland, Louisiana Politics and Congressman Charles Boustany and Future Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser


Due to technical difficulties, the first two segments are parts of an encore show from New Year's Eve.  The live show begins in the third segment at 4:25.

J.R. Ball

J.R. Ball is the managing editor of The Times Picayune in Baton Rouge.  He shares his article, Tigerland, the heart of LSU's social scene, may soon disappear.  LSU Football Coach Les Miles has expressed his wishes for his football players to avoid all Baton Rouge bars because of the rising crime.  "They're starting to involve guns," Ball says, "It's not just bar fights or people getting stabbed in a bar." 


CHarles Boustany



Congressman Charles W. Boustany Jr., M.D., a cardiovascular surgeon with more than 30 years of clinical experience, was first elected to Congress in 2004.  Boustany represents Louisiana’s Third Congressional District, covering South Louisiana.  Boustany has championed health care reform, international trade, tax reform, and sound energy policy focused on building a comprehensive vision providing solutions for all Americans.  Boustany discusses his campaign for the opening Louisiana Senate seat.  

Billy Nungesser

Billy Nungesser is the former President of Plaquemines Parish.  He will soon be the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana.  He joins us today to discuss how he will better the state.