Former LSU Football player and current co-host of Double Coverage on WWL 870AM, T-Bob Hebert joined Scott McKay and Brian Haldane this week to talk about the upcoming LSU football season. T-Bob talked about the level of expectation for this team. He talked about the amount of experience there is on the roster and why that experience is so valuable. He talked about new Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda and makes a Breaking Bad comparison that can't be missed and, once heard, will never be forgotten. The guys also ask T-Bob about the offense and what to expect from the line, from Brandon Harris, and from Leonard Fournette.
This week, Scott McKay and Brian Haldane talk with Executive Director of Celtic Studios, Patrick Mulhearn. Patrick tells the story from start to finish of how the movie studios he runs turned into an evacuation shelter for upwards of 4000 people seeking refuge from the flood. He talks about the response by the Governor, by Lieutenant General Russel Honore, and most importantly, by the people of Baton Rouge. He talks about the challenges they faced along the way, how they overcame them, and basically, how a bunch of motivated, caring people can make something amazing happen.
Scott McKay is out this week, but Brian Haldane sits down with Metro Councilman John Delgado to talk about running for Mayor. The bulk of the conversation is on economic development and Councilman Delgado's vision for Baton Rouge. Brian asks John to "armchair quarterback" Mayor Holden's performance in a number of different areas that are of vital importance to the city. They talk about crime, education, and go into how the Mayor handled the Alton Sterling shooting.
Filling in for Clarence Buggs last week, I had the opportunity to talk with State Treasurer and Senate candidate John Kennedy. He talks about being the front runner in the race, a few endorsements he has picked up from former Louisiana Governors, and about how to run in a field of more than 20 candidates (when seemingly everyone calls themselves an "outsider").
It's official! The beloved beer from America's oldest brewer is now available in Louisiana. I had the chance to talk with Jay Ducote from biteandbooze.com about it.
I filled in for Clarence Buggs Tuesday and Wednesday this week on Talk 107.3fm. One of the guests I got to talk to was Wade Petite from pelicanpostonline.com. Wade posted the story about Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa and the alleged bribery scandal. It was a very illuminating conversation about some very serious charges. The interview is well worth a listen. Here's his story.
Charles Hanagriff from 104.5 ESPN radio joins Scott McKay and Brian Haldane this week to preview LSU football for the 2016 season. The guys talk about the level of expectation for this team, what the addition of Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda means for the defense, and how the schedule breaks down in LSU's favor.
EBR Metro Councilman Ryan Heck joined Scott McKay and Brian Haldane to talk about Sunday's shooting in Baton Rouge that killed 2 BRPD officers,1 EBRSO Deputy, and left 3 others injured. The shooting took place in Councilman Heck's district, and he was in the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness as events of the day transpired. Heck talked about the early speculation that ran rampant, and quickly traveled around the world. He talked about working in his remaining days as a Councilman to establish a better form of communication to his constituents in a crisis situation.
This week, Senatorial Candidate Abhay Patel joined Scott McKay and Brian Haldane to talk about his candidacy. Abhay shares a little about his background before getting into why he is running. With experience in economic development, fiscal matters take a top priority with Mr. Patel. He talks about going to Washington to combat the assumption that all problems can or should be solved through government spending.