WRKF

Joycelyn Elders

Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders looks at the coronavirus crisis.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders assesses Louisiana’s abortion law requiring hospital admitting privileges for doctors who perform abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on the validity of the Louisiana law. Sportswriters Glenn Guilbeau of Gannett News and James Moran of Tiger Rag (I will note that I am the proprietor) comment on Super Bowl 53 between the Rams and Patriots. Richard Pryor Jr. remembers the extraordinary life of his famous father.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Joey Strickland comments on a new memorial for Gold Star Families. Beth Carter and Zoe Williams of LSU Student Government on an initiative to get students to vote. Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders assesses the status of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Vastine Stabler and Erica Fox discuss their work on LSU Theatre's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time". 

Film and music critic John Wirt details the best performances of 2017.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders discusses her work 25 years after she was hired by President Clinton. Elders lasted on the job as surgeon general for only 15 months after talking openly about masturbation. She will talk about Baton Rouge and New Orleans ranking first and third in HIV cases in the United States.

Michael Grunwald, Senior National Correspondent for Time Magazine talks with Jim about his new book "The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era".

Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General under President Clinton, talks with Jim about the AIDS virus and how New Orleans and Baton Rouge are among the top three cities in the U.S. in the rate of transmission.