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Maxine Crump

Maxine Crump, CEO of Dialogue on Race Louisiana and civil rights attorney Jim Boren describe reaction to the death of George Floyd and provide thoughts about improving race relations in America and Louisiana.

Smiley Anders reflects on 41 years as an Advocate columnist.

Curator Hal Wert details an exhibit featuring campaign posters 1844-2012 showing at the Old State Capitol.

Maxine Crump, President and CEO of Dialogue on Race Louisiana, weighs the merits of reparations amid Congressional hearings on the issue and looks at the significance of the Baton Rouge bus boycott of 1953 which predated the more famous Montgomery bus boycott. Ernest Gaines, the world famous author who lives in Pointe Coupee Parish, reflects on his life and times with Marcia Gaudet, editor of “Ernest Gaines, Conversations”

Len Apcar, professor at the Manship  School and fellow at the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs, comments on the threat of fake news to democracy. Maxine Crump, president of Dialogue on Race, talks about the controversy enveloping the governor of Virginia and continuing issues of race in America and Louisiana.

Journalist and activist Maxine Crump and musician Chris Thomas King discuss the rich blues legacy in Baton Rouge. Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chief for The Advocate, on LSU admissions controversies and George Soros in Louisiana. Author Sue Ingalls Finan on the literary contributions of New Orleans and Louisiana.

Rannah Gray on Redstick Revelry, the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Baton Rouge.

Maxine Crump, President and CEO of Dialogue on Race, on the major story of 2017, sexual misconduct. Crump says sexual harassment is often accompanied by racism. 

On the Solar Eclipse and the Soul Eclipse

Aug 22, 2017
Sue Lincoln

“I think that if an eclipse is a time for change and a time for action, we’re in that place now,” said Maxine Crump, as the solar eclipse dimmed and darkened skies across a broad swath of the United States. The director of the Dialog on Race program addressed the Baton Rouge Press Club ten days after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, had many examining the apparent eclipse of the nation’s soul.


Journalist Maxine Crump talks about her experience this past year after learning her ancestors were sold as slaves by Georgetown University in 1838.


Kathleen Benfield of the American Family Association of New Orleans and Veteran Journalist Maxine Crump join the show today to discuss the Fairness Ordinance; a metro council bill that would ban discrimination against veterans, seniors and LGBT people when it comes to housing, employment and public accommodation. The bill will be voted on tonight by the Baton Rouge Metro Council.

Also, Actress Janine Turner closes out today's show to promote her new book A Little Bit Vulnerable. She and Jim as well discuss the recent passing of comedian Robin Williams.


On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jim talks with Maxine Crump, President and CEO of Dialog On Race Louisiana,  about President Obama's Second Term Inauguration.

Political blogger C.B. Forgotston talks with Jim about the corruption indictment of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Governor Jindal's tax reform plan, which would eliminate income taxes while raising sales taxes and fees.