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.
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.
Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell reflects on various Louisiana political luminaries and the legislator to lobbyist pipeline. Mark Ballard updates listeners on the state of various controversial bills in the 2020 regular session.
Linda Lee, Vice President of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, details the process of treating patients amid a pandemic. Gene Sperling, economic adviser to President Clinton and President Obama, calls for economic dignity during hard times. Mark Ballard of The Advocate looks at friction at the Capitol on a variety of fronts as a debate on insurance reform gains momentum with legislation reaching the floors of both chambers.