09/16 Friday: Janet Lee Berg, Ameen Walker, Tyrus Thomas, John Wirt, Rick Avery, Ray Strother


Janet Lee Berg

Jim chat's with Janet Lee Berg, author of Rembrandt's Shadow

October 20, 1942. Benjamin Katz and his frightened family stand at the train station in occupied Holland, unsure if they would be taken to their freedom—or the death camp. Sylvie, his granddaughter, who was six years old at the time, would later recall the madness as they wondered if their desperate last minute escape would work. When the German officer received the order to allow the escape he said, “I would have much rather been given the order to kill all of you.”-Amazon


Ameen Walker and Tyrus Thomas

Ameen Walker and Tyrus Thomas join the show to talk about their event tomorrow at Everything Philly. Former LSU basketball players will be signing autographs from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

John Wirt

Music and film critic John Wirt joins Jim in studio to chat about the Beatles and their visit to New Orleans. Wirt comments on upcoming movies being released in theaters and which ones were filmed in Louisiana. 

Rick Avery

Author and stuntman Rick Avery chats with Jim about his life as a stuntman, his book, and training actors to perform stunts. He says John Travolta got him started with his stunt career. Avery comments on training Usher for the upcoming film, Hands of Stone.



Ray Strother

Political consultant Ray Strother joins the show to discuss the presidential election. Strother comments on Republican candidate Donald Trump admitting President Barack Obama was born in the United States.