Racheal Hebert

Wednesday, April 10th: Racheal Hebert, Stephanie Grace

Apr 10, 2019

Racheal Hebert, President and CEO of Sexual Trauma Awareness Response, comments on five members of the Louisiana U.S. House delegation voting against renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, which passed the House by a 263-158 margin. Congressman Cedric Richmond was the lone member of the state delegation to vote for the measure. Stephanie Grace, editorial writer of the Advocate, discusses her column about Louisiana U.S. Senator John Kennedy. Grace took the senator to task for remarks about the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Kennedy said “It must suck to be that dumb” in reference to an effort to retrieve tax returns from President Trump.

Bicycling activist Mark Martin on the light sentence received by the driver who killed Baton Rouge Councilman Buddy Amoroso last year as Amoroso was riding his bicycle in West Feliciana Parish. CNN Political Analyst Julian Zelizer, a Princeton professor, on the reasons for polarization in America. Racheal Hebert, CEO of Sexual Trauma Awareness and Assault comments on the impact of the government shutdown on services provided by STAR.


Rachael Hebert, executive director of Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR), joins us to talk about counseling those affected by sexual trauma in an age when some of our male role models have been accusued of sexual harassment and assault.

Racheal Hebert, Executive Director of Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response in Baton Rouge (STAR BR) joins the show as the first guest today and she and Jim discuss the recent arrest of an LSU student on charges of rape after he met the victim on the social media meet-up site Tinder. They discuss the lasting effects this will have on the LSU campus, on students, and social media meet-up sites.

Historian Luke Nichter is the day's second guest and joins the show to talk about his latest work: Nixon Tapes. The book reveals for the very first time President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words.

Also, Melody Moezzi closes out the show to promote and discuss her memoir, Haldol and Hyacinths. With Candor and humor Moezzi, a manic-depressive Iranian-American woman, chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity.