12/07 Thursday: Eben Alexander, Larry Carter, Mike Bertaut

Hour 1:

Dr. Eben Alexander

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Author of Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Heart of Consciousness, Dr. Eben Alexander, comments on his latest book.

"In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander’s brain was severely damaged by a devastating case of bacterial meningitis, and he lapsed into a weeklong coma. It was almost certainly a death sentence, but he miraculously survived and brought back with him an astounding story. During those 7 days in coma, he was plunged into the deepest realms of consciousness and came to understand profound truths about the universe we inhabit. What he learned changed everything he knew about the brain, mind, and consciousness and drove him to ask a question confounding the entire scientific community: How do you explain the origins of consciousness if it is not a byproduct of the brain?"-Amazon

Larry Carter

President of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers Larry Carter chats with Jim in studio about free lesson plans available for teachers online. 

Hour 2:

Mike Bertaut

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Healthcare economist for Blue Cross Blue Shield Mike Bertaut joins Jim in studio.