05/12 Thursday: Mark Ballard, GRIT, Rep. Steve Carter, Denny McLain on Max Scherzer's 20-strikeout game


Mark Ballard



Jim starts off the show with an update from Mark Ballard on the current bills in the house.  Medical marijuana, TOPS and equal pay are all discovered topics on today's show.

Angela Duckworth

Dr. Angela Duckworth talks to Jim about her book, Grit.  Duckworth talks about the characteristics and the importance of having grit throughout life, and how important of a trait it is for leaders to acquire.


Rep. Steve Carter

Representative Steve Carter discusses the state spending on higher education.  Carter proposed to keep universities other than LSU in Louisiana from traveling beyond 375 miles for athletic purposes. Carter also analyzes the money spent on different aspects of higher education such as maintenance expenditures.

Denny McLain

Former professional baseball player Denny McLain joins Jim on the show to talk about Max Scherzer's 20-strikeout game on Wednesday night.