05/03 Wednesday: Ernest Johnson, Greg Williams, Joyce Burges

Hour 1:

Ernest Johnson

Louisiana NAACP President Dr. Ernest Johnson chats with Jim about the federal decision in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling. The federal government decided not to charge Baton Rouge Police Officers Howie Lake and Blane Salamoni with a civil rights violation. Johnson has been an attorney for 33 years. 

Hour 2:

Greg Williams

Artistic Director for the New Venture Theatre, Greg Williams, chats with Jim. Williams also discusses the Alton Sterling shooting. Williams comments on how the public feels about the verdict and what will happen in the future. He says the people of Baton Rouge are no longer angry but hurt and frustrated. 

Joyce Burges

Former Baker Councilwoman Joyce Burges joins the conversation to discuss the Department of Justice's announcement of no federal charges in the shooting death of Alton Sterling. Burges comments on visiting the Triple S foot mart after hearing the decision. She says Baton Rouge is a resilient city and we will solve this divide.