01/12 Thursday: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Mark Ballard, Josh Palmintier, Mark Kram Jr

Hour One

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn 

Dr. Blackburn is an Australian-American who is currently the President of the Salk Institute of Biological Studies. She received the 2009 Nobel Piece Prize in Psychology or Medicine for co-discovering the telomerase.  She joined the show to discuss her book The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer.

Mark Ballard

Editor of The Advocate Capitol news bureau, Mark Ballard, joined the show to discuss 2017 budgets, TOPS and other news in Louisiana.

Josh Palmintier

Josh Palmintier is an attorney here in Baton Rouge. He stopped by to talk about the case involving the wall on the Baton Rouge interstate that people are claiming is responsible for the flood happening over the summer; he is the lead attorney on the case. 

Hour Two

Mark Kram Jr.



The author joined the show to discuss the book he currently is writing on boxer Joe Frazier. He is the author of many books and was the recipient of the 2013 PEN/ESPN award for Literary Sports Writing. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park for his college undergraduate years.