12/29 Thursday: Devils Walking, Billy Nungesser, Rudy Macklin

Hour 1:

Stanley Nelson

Author of Walking Devils, Stanley Nelson, chats with Jim about his book on KKK cold cases.

After midnight on December 10, 1964, in Ferriday, Louisiana, African American Frank Morris awoke to the sound of breaking glass. Outside his home and shoe shop, standing behind the shattered window, Klansmen tossed a lit match inside the store, now doused in gasoline, and instantly set the building ablaze. A shotgun pointed to Morris’s head blocked his escape from the flames. Four days later Morris died, though he managed in his last hours to describe his attackers to the FBI. Frank Morris’s death was one of several Klan murders that terrorized residents of northeast Louisiana and Mississippi, as the perpetrators continued to elude prosecution during this brutal era in American history." -Amazon

Hour 2: 

Billy Nungesser

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser joins the conversation to discuss the Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve celebration in New Orleans. He also addresses how 2017 will be a great year for Louisiana as a whole. 

Rudy Macklin

Rudy Macklin, with the Louisiana Department of Health and a former LSU basketball player, joins Jim in studio to discuss fitness, Pete Maravich, and the Tigers playing Louisville in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. Macklin is a native of Louisville, Kentucky.