04/21 Thursday: Mark Ballard, The Death of Prince, John Wirt, Jim Brown

Hour 1:

Mark Ballard

The Advocate's Mark Ballard joins Jim to talk about what's going on during the regular session. Ballard discusses legislation on abortion, TOPS, Ban the Box, the motorcycle helmet law, and other bills. 

John Wirt

Music Critic John Wirt visits the studio to talk about the death of Prince. Wirt highlights Prince's great career and remembers Prince's performance at the 2014 Essence Festival. Wirt says Prince was struggling with flu-like symptoms in the last week. 

Prince was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004 and was a Jehovah's Witness. 

Hour 2:

Jim Brown

Jim Brown

Former Secretary of State and Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown joins the show in studio. Brown discusses Andrew Jackson being replaced on the front of the 20 dollar bill. He also believes the monument in Jackson Square should not be removed. Brown also comments on the upcoming presidential election.