03/24 Thursday: The Legislative Session, Collaborative Practice Agreements, Salt to the Sea, The Green Army

Hour 1:

Mark Ballard

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The Advocate's Mark Ballard joins the conversation to discuss the current legislative session, what areas are going to be cut, and proposed laws. Ballard says both parties agree there is more friction in this session than they've ever seen before. 

Sophia Rivere and Lisa Bayhi

President of the Louisiana Nurse Practitioners Lisa Bayhi joins Jim in studio along with Nurse Practitioner Sophia Rivere to talk about new legislation to remove the collaborative practice agreement nurse practitioners have with doctors. 

Ruta Sepetys

Author Ruta Sepetys joins the show to talk about her latest book, Salt to the Sea

"World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety."-Amazon

Hour 2:

Russel Honore

Gen. Russel Honore visits Jim in studio to discuss the bombings in Brussels and ways to increase security. Honore says he has no regrets he didn't run for governor but is concerned Louisiana doesn't have a united government. He leads the Green Army, which fights for clean air and water and healthy communities.