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Thursday, March 22nd: Steven Pinker, Margie Jenkins, Ian Birnie, Melinda Deslatte

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World renowned cognitive scientist World renowned cognitive scientist Steven Pinker provides his take on why we should be more optimistic about contemporary life. Margie Jenkins, a 96-year-old farmer from Amite, talks about her induction in the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction. Ian Birnie of the Louisiana International Film Festival on next month’s event in Baton Rouge. Associated Press Capitol Reporter Melinda Deslatte previews the annual Gridiron Show and reviews week two of the regular session.

Every weekday Jim engages listeners with compelling discussions ranging from presidential and gubernatorial campaigns to LSU football and the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Isaac.