05/24: Volunteers in Public Schools, Ali Akbar, Ben Ludwig, Richard Marksbury

Hour 1:

Judy Bethly 

Executive Director of Volunteers in Public Schools, Judy Bethly, chats with Jim about VIPS. Bethly discusses how the organization has grown over the years and the expansion of many important programs to help public school students. She has been with VIPS for 13 years. 

Ali Akbar

Republican Political Consultant Ali Akbar joins the conversation to discuss Vice President Pence's visit to Port Allen. Akbar comments on President Trump's 37% approval rating, his tax returns, and Russia. 

Ben Ludwig

Author, Benjamin Ludwig, joins the show to discuss his new book, Ginny Moon.

"Ginny Moon is an illuminating look at one girl’s journey to find her way home. In this stunning debut, Benjamin Ludwig gives a voice to the voiceless, reminding us that often we only hear those who speak the loudest, and there’s much to be learned by opening up our ears and our hearts."- Amazon

Hour 2:

Richard Marksbury

Former Dean of the School of Continuing Studies and Summer School at Tulane University, Richard Marksbury, chats with Jim about the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans over the last few weeks.