11/02 Thursday: Helen Thorpe, Mark Ballard, Elbert Guillory, Jim Donelon

Hour 1:

Helen Thorpe

Author of The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, Helen Thorpe, chats with Jim about her latest book. 

"The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado, in an English Language Acquisition class created specifically for them."-Amazon

Mark Ballard

Mark Ballard of the Advocate joins the conversation to chat about the latest feud between Attorney General Jeff Landry and Governor John Bel Edwards over an opioid lawsuit against pharmaceduical companies. The pair are also in a disagreement over LGBT discrimination in state government. 

Hour 2:

Elbert Guillory

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Director of Minority Outreach of the Louisiana GOP Elbert Guillory joins Jim in the second hour to discuss how he is working to get more African Americans in the Republican party. 

Jim Donelon

State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon closes out the second hour by discussing the Astros' win over the Dodgers. Donelon is a big fan of the LA Dodgers. He also comments on open enrollment for health care plans covered under the Affordable Care Act.