10/18 Wednesday: Laura Holmes Haddad, Rainer Weiss, Dan Collins

Hour 1:

Author of This is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, from the Waiting Room to the Bedroom , Laura Holmes Haddad, chats with Jim about her latest book. 

"Cancer is indiscriminate. It cares little for class, creed or color. Its patients are literally everywhere. When Laura Holmes Haddad was diagnosed, she discovered shelf upon shelf of overly-earnest, somber, gray survival books, and knew there had to be a better way. A “what to expect when you’re expecting” book for the diagnosis you don’t want but are stuck with, This Is Cancer is the book that patients keep in their “heading to the hospital bag,” because it’s the only one that tells them what’s going on and keeps them company."- Amazon

Rainer Weiss

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LSU and MIT Physics Professor Rainer Weiss on winning the 2017 Nobel Prize for his work with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory in Livingston Parish. A discovery in September of 2015 confirmed a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 theory of relativity. 

Hour 2:

Dan Collins

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Dan Collins joins Jim to discuss a story in an issue of Baton Rouge Business Report. It's about his whistleblower environmental lawsuit against the state.