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Friday, April 26th: Beth Gardiner, Jan Moller

Veteran Associated Press Reporter Beth Gardiner comments on her book “Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.” Gardiner says research shows that air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year. Jan Moller, President of the Louisiana Budget Project,  discusses issues of importance at the State Capitol: Medicaid Reform, Minimum Wage, Equal Pay and the Equal Rights Amendment. We go to the vault for an interview with Jazz legend Pete Fountain and Public Relations giant Gus Weill on the day that New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt died. Hirt’s death was on April 27, 1999 at 76. He and Fountain played at the original New Orleans Jazz Fest in 1970.

Jan Moller on the 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.