Jeff Sadow

Dayne Sherman and Jeff Sadow discuss the state of the presidential race. John Schneider talks Kirk Douglas. Cast and producers behind Baton Rouge indie film Daisy and Smiling Jack talk about their planned South by Southwest release.

Professor Jeff Sadow of LSU Shreveport and former state lawmaker Melissa Flournoy debate the fate of the governor’s race and the state of the presidency. Saints Coach Sean Payton in an interview with Graham Bensinger comments on President Trump and gun control. Dr. Gail Gross discusses her book “How to Build Your Baby’s Brain.” 

Professors Dayne Sherman, SLU, and Jeff Sadow, LSU-Shreveport, square off on state and national politics as Louisiana candidates qualify for the Oct. 12 primary next week and Democrats survey the impact of two contentious presidential debates this week. Dr. Faye Williams, Alexandria native and National President of the National Congress of Black Women, questions the legacy of President Reagan after a tape surfaces with Reagan in 1971 as California Governor referring to black people as apes in a conversation with then President Richard Nixon.

Political strategist Mary Patricia Wray and LSU-Shreveport Political Scientist Jeff Sadow examine the politics of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Louisiana Legislature. Last week, a Senate panel advanced the measure on a party line vote 47 years after the Louisiana Senate approved ERA on a 25-13 vote. The Louisiana House killed the measure in 1972. Dr. Fiona Citkin, a Fulbright scholar from Ukraine, reflects on immigration in America. Her book “How They Made it in America” focuses on women who immigrated from 16 different countries, including Ivana Trump from the Czech Republic

Tulane University Professor Richard Marksbury details negotiations with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on the future of four Confederate Era monuments removed last year from the landscape of the Crescent City. Attorney Mike Wolf and LSU-Shreveport Political Scientist Jeff Sadow assess the Barr Report, the Age of Trump and the Louisiana governor’s election. Baton Rouge Magnet High School teacher Kim Denson on the 20th Annual Geo Journey at the school. American Red Cross Senior Vice President Trevor Riggen on Red Cross Giving Day.

LSU Shreveport Political Scientist Jeff Sadow and former state lawmaker Melissa Flournoy, President of Louisiana Progress, exchange views on the state and national political scene with Sen. John Kennedy possibly ramping up for a challenge to Gov.  John Bel Edwards and President Trump absorbing substantial losses in the midterm elections. Bayou Brief Publisher Lamar White on why the Mississippi U.S. Senate Race between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy has implications in Louisiana.

Law Professor and former Louisiana Democratic Party Communications Director Susan Nelson and LSU Political Scientist Jeff Sadow exchange views on Gov. Edwards and President Trump as they survey the political landscape in Baton Rouge and across the nation.


Celebrated Paleontologist Steve Brusatte offers new history to a lost world in his book: “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs.”



LSU-Shreveport Political Scientist Jeff Sadow and former state lawmaker Melissa Flournoy of Shreveport square off on the political turns in Baton Rouge and the Beltway. Senator Sharon Hewitt explains her support for legislation regulating Uber and Lyft in Louisiana. Writer Michael Lennon recaps the contributions to the 60s of the controversial Norman Mailer.

Brian Moscona, President of Christo Ray Baton Rouge, on the first Catholic High School to open in Baton Rouge in decades…and Monique Scott-Spaulding, a corporate supporter of Christo Ray. I will make note that the school is a WRKF underwriter. Former state House member Melissa Flournoy and LSU Shreveport Political Scientist Jeff Sadow assess the fates of Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Trump.

LSU Shreveport

Political Scientist Jeff Sadow, professor at LSU-Shreveport and columnist for the Advocate, discusses his contention that Louisiana needs to preserve the death penalty.

Senator Dan Claitor is sponsoring legislation to abolish capital punishment in our state. Earlier on this program, Claitor said the death penalty is too expensive and is not an efficient means of thwarting crime in society.