10/26 Thursday: Dru Menaker, Joe Harrison, Ben Vogt, George Sells

Hour 1:

Dru Menaker

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Chief Operating Officer and Director of International Partnerships for PEN America, Dru Menaker, joins the conversation as Jim's first guest. PEN is a human rights and free expression organization. Menaker discusses issues revolving free expression. 

Joe Harrison

Former Louisiana lawmaker Joe Harrison, of Napoleonville, chats with Jim about a letter to the editor he wrote to the Advocate. Harrison discusses yellow journalism. 

Ben Vogt

Author, Ben Vogt, chats with Jim about his latest book, A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.

"Vogt addresses why we need a new garden ethic, and why we urgently need wildness in our daily lives, lives sequestered in buildings surrounded by monocultures of lawn and concrete that significantly harm our physical and mental health. He examines the psychological issues around climate change and mass extinction as a way to understand how we are short circuiting our response to global crises, especially by not growing native plants in our gardens."- Amazon

Hour 2:

George Sells

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Former WAFB anchor George Sells comes in studio to talk about the recent settlement between Bill O'Reilly and another employee of Fox News.