05/26 Thursday: Mark Ballard, Smarter Faster Better, The Upright Thinkers, PETA and Mike the Tiger, Fueling Freedom


Mark Ballard

Opening up the show is Mark Ballard of The Advocate with an update with what's going on in the session.  He touches on subjects such as cursive writing in schools and taxes, as the end of the session draws near.

Charles Duhigg

Duhigg is a reporter for The New York Times.  His book, Smarter Faster Better explains eight key concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. 

Leonard Mlodinow

Leonard Mlodinow is an American physicist, author and screenwriter. In his new book, The Upright Thinkers, Mlodinow takes readers on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human progress and the key events in the development of science.


PETA on Mike the Tiger

 Lewis Crary of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urges LSU to end the tradition of keeping a live tiger on campus and carting the tiger around Tiger Stadium during football games. Crary joins Jim to testify on why Mike should be left in the wild.

Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore focuses on advancing public policies that increase the rate of economic growth in the United States.  He discusses Donald Trump's policies regarding fossil fuels from an economic point of view.