LSU Professor and Researcher Brooks Elwood on the significance of LSU’s Indian Mounds, which are the oldest structures in the Western Hemisphere at an estimated 9,000 years. Former Louisiana Lawmakers Troy Hebert and Melissa Flournoy remember their mutual friend Kathleen Blanco and differ on the performance of President Trump. Dr. Benjamin Runkle, who was awarded a Bronze Star in Operation Iraqi Freedom, assesses the impact of America’s WWII leaders. His book is “Generals in the Making, How Marshall, Eisenhower and Their Peers Became the Commanders Who Won World War II.”
LSU Geology Department Chair Brooks Elwood and Alumni Professor of Physics Ravi Rau on the state of higher education in America. Father John Foley, leader of Christo Rey, on 35 Catholic work-study preparatory schools in the United States, including one in Baton Rouge. Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chief for The Advocate, on the midterm elections 12 days before election day. Madeline Bernstein, president of the Society of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, on her book: “Designer Dogs, Inside the Criminal Underworld of Crossbreeding.”
Lamar White, publisher of The Bayou Brief, previews Louisiana’s gubernatorial primary just 40 days away. Former LSU standout and onetime head football coach of McNeese State John McCann assesses Saturday’s showdown at Austin between LSU and Texas.
Meteorologist John Wetherbee provides the latest information on the path and expected time for landfall for Barry. Lamar White of the Bayou Brief comments on hurricanes in Louisiana, the threat to land and residents and assesses the politics winds in Washington D.C. and Louisiana. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, a New Orleans native, reflects on storms past and the imminent danger of the current one. University of Oklahoma historian Steven Gillon remembers his friend, John F. Kennedy Jr., who died 20 years ago this month in a plane crash. Gillon’s book is “The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr., America’s Reluctant Prince.”