Baseball great Denny McLain recalls his HOF Manager Ted Williams, a great player, a lousy manager and a complex person. The 100th anniversary of the birth of Ted Williams is Thursday. Fred Hickman, anchorman for Channel 33 in Baton Rouge for the past three years and a legendary sportscaster, is leaving the Louisiana Capital for a post in the Washington D.C. area. Mark Ballard joins to discuss the impacts of banning anti-gun banks on interest rates for Louisiana infrastructure construction.
Former aide to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka, on immigration and foreign policy issues and their effect on the midterm elections. Baseball legend Denny McLain on the 2018 World Series and Boston's opening win at Fenway Park over the Dodgers. Washington Post National Security Correstpondent Greg Miller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, on the Trump Administration and its handling of Russia.
Entertainment writer for The Advocate, John Wirt, joins us in studio as our first guest this morning to discuss the release of his first book, the biography of Huey "Piano" Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues. John will be at the Louisiana Book Festival this Saturday, November 1st, and he and Jim discuss what you can expect to find at the Book Fest.
Former MLB pitcher and the last man to win 30 games in one season, Denny McLain joins us as the day's second guest. He and Jim discuss the San Francisco Giants third World Series Championship in five years, and the performance by Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. They also get Denny's opinion on the DH; they compare the pitchers of today with the pitchers of yesteryear; and much, much more.
Louisiana native and world renowned author Ernest J. Gaines continues where Denny left off and reminisces with Jim about being in San Francisco the day the Giants moved from New York. Gaines tells Jim that he loved San Francisco and California, but that his heart was always in Louisiana. And tomorrow, on the Capitol grounds in Baton Rouge, Ernest J. Gaines will be at the Louisiana Book Festival.
Rabbi Barry Weinstein closes out the show today with Jim as both a spiritual advisor, listener, guest, and friend.