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Loyola University Law Professor Andrea Armstrong looks at 25 deaths in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in a five year period between 2012 and 2016.


Attorneys Mike Wolf and Bill Grimley comment on the validity of non-disclosure agreements in the White House, the removal of the security clearance for former CIA Director John Brennan and the trial of former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort.

New Orleans singer Phillip Manuel reflects on the rich musical legacy of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul died Thursday in Detroit at age 76. 



Louisiana Education Superintendent John White on his evaluation by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the state of education in our state.

Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chief for the Advocate, comments on the GOP search for a challenger to Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Dr. Karen Dantin (pictured) of Baton Rouge discusses the keys to managing stress.

Danny Heitman, editorial page editor of The Advocate, on writing editorials in the Age of Trump. Also, Danny will discuss America’s favorite novels as part of an LPB forum. LPB President Beth Courtney and LPB producer Kevin Geautreaux will also talk about the discussion panel. Jason Brown of Kean Miller on the intricacies of collecting sales taxes on internet purchases and options available in Louisiana. Movie critic John Wirt on his review of Spike Lee's new film BlacKkKlansman

Pictured: Jason Brown

Rev. Chris Andrews, former pastor of First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, assesses the popularity of President Trump with white evangelicals in Louisiana and in the nation. Dr. Rickey Hill, chairman of the political science department at Jackson State University, remembers the slaying of two Southern University students, Denver Smith and Leonard Brown, in 1972. They were involved in a peaceful protest and their killings have not been solved 46 years later.

Cliff Vannoy, President, and CEO of the LSU Alumni Association, on the temperature of LSU graduates amid challenges in funding to higher education and with a month to go before the LSU football Tigers, kick off their season.

Advocate Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Ballard on the prospect of Attorney General Jeff Landry running for governor.


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.”



Senior Policy Analyst Scott Lincicome on his group Republicans Fighting Tariffs.  Lamar White of The Bayou Brief on Governor John Bel Edwards quest for re-election. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser offers a plan to return to old-style politics and have candidates for state office run on a ticket. Musician Kenny Bill Stinson, a north Louisiana native, on his career as an artist mixing country music with the blues.

Angus Kennedy, author of “Bitter Sweet,” on his reputation as the world’s leading chocolate taste. Quin Hillyer, conservative columnist and commentator, offers criticism of President Trump for his presidential and personal conduct. Public Service Commission Chairman Eric Skrmetta praises President Trump for his 18-month performance in office and warns utility companies not to disconnect service during a record heat wave. Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chief for the Advocate, assesses the race for Secretary of State and looks at the re-election prospects for Congressmen Clay Higgins and Garret Graves.

State Rep. Rick Edmonds of Baton Rouge talks about his campaign for Secretary of State. Michael Sandlin, owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, discusses his new tenant, a camel, and the death of Tony the Tiger, who was a feature at his business for nearly 18 years. Louisiana author Rene Uzee (pictured) on his book; “Yellow Jack,” which details the yellow fever epidemic of 1852 in New Orleans.



Renée Chatelain head of the Arts Council of Baton Rouge discusses the state of the arts in Louisiana. She is to be joined by acclaimed musician Victor Goines of New Orleans. Dr. Robert Newton (pictured) of the Pennington Biomedical Center on a study aiming to see if physical activity related to African American adults can improve brain function and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Historian Katherine Graham on her provocative book, “Christian Slavery,” which examines the connection between slavery and religion in America.