EBR Coroner Dr. Beau Clark discusses COVID fatalities in the parish. Broadmoor Methodist Reverend Donnie Wilkinson and Reverend Dr. Michael Waters discuss racial justice. Writer Ace Atkins on his new book The Revelators.
Best-selling author Ace Atkins, former Auburn football star, on his latest work, “The Shameless,” a Quinn Colson novel. State Representative Franklin Foil on traffic concerns that are taking center stage in the Senate race between Foil, fellow Republican Steve Carter and Democrat Beverly Brooks Thompson. Renowned artist Xavier Cortada comments on the Annual Arts Summit of Baton Rouge on July 15-16.
Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark and Troy Prevot of Stonetrust Insurance assess the opioid epidemic which resulted in 126 deaths in East Baton Rouge in 2019. Tia Mills, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators, looks at the quality of public schools, teacher pay and the 2020 Legislative session.
Pastor Donnie Wilkinson of Broadmoor United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge comments on two suspected arson cases at his church and tending to his congregation amid Covid-19. Julie Baxter-Payer, Deputy Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, assesses Veterans’ facilities. Noted Architect Trey Trahan discusses efforts to help New Orleans in a time of crisis and reflects on his work at Tiger Stadium and the Superdome.
Kerry Myers, Deputy Executive Director of the Parole Project and former editor of the Angolite, discusses his story which includes 27 years in prison for the killing of his wife in 1984. Myers says he was wrongly convicted and is working on criminal justice reform in Louisiana. Rev. Donnie Wilkinson, senior pastor of Broadmoor United Methodist, details his church’s attempt to be a voice of empowerment for diversity in Baton Rouge.