Historian Julian Zelizer discusses his new book about the rise of Newt Gingrich and how the former Speaker shaped the modern GOP. The Advocate’s Mark Ballard details Governor Edwards’ veto moves. Capitol Park Museum head Rodneyna Hart on a new exhibit at the museum about Fonville Winans.
George Gillam, convicted of murder at 16 and released after 25 years at Angola State Prison, talks about his year as a free man with Jon Odenwald of Providence Road. Together they are working with kids in North Baton Rouge. Mark Ballard of The Advocate wraps up the special session and reflects on unwavering support of President Trump from Louisiana’s congressional delegation.
Jim discusses Drew Brees’ recent controversial comments. Carolyn Baker details racial disparities in America through her book An Unintentional Accomplice: A Personal Perspective on White Responsibility. Mark Ballard of the Advocate on the shocking rejection of Ronnie Jones for reappointment.
Dolores Johnson recounts growing up as an interracial girl in the 60s, and having a cross burned in the front yard of her home in a Baton Rouge neighborhood. Mark Ballard updates listeners on the ongoing special session, and a tentative agreement to rename LSU’s Middleton Library.