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February 10, 2016

Weekend Radio Schedule!

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Schedule to be posted Friday Morning.

A Great Mardi Gras!

Well, I hope you had a pleasant Mardi Gras. That is, if you live in the south, and some Midwestern cities that are adopting the annual Fat Tuesday tradition. I spent Mardi Gras day in the heart of the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans with a  number family and friends. If you have never been, it’s well worth the trip to see the greatest free show on earth.  There will be another early Mardi Gras next year on Tuesday, February 28. Mark it on your calendar and try to come. You can check out some of my photos of all the fun we had in New Orleans this past Tuesday.

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And then came all the cleaning up beginning at midnight.

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February 3, 2016

LOUISIANA BIG LOSER IN IOWA CAUCUS!

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Ah, what could’ve been in the deepest of the deep southern states certainly that could have had the first presidential primary in America. And can you imagine? All the candidates and busloads of the press crisscrossing the state spending not just millions, but hundreds of millions of dollars. A huge economic bonanza for the Bayou State. But because of petty political ambitions by selfish politicians, it wasn’t to be. Louisiana passed, and gave up the bountiful benefits of being the first state in the nation to hold a presidential primary. You can read all about what the state missed in my new column now posted. Go to the Red Flashing Box above, or Click Here.

Weekend Radio Programing!

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It’s Mardi Gras weekend and the “Common Sense” show will be broadcast live from the French Quarter in the heart of New Orleans. It’s simply the greatest free show on earth and we will have some lively and colorful commentary. Several guests will join us. Dr. James Forsythe will lead a discussion o the value of medical marijuana. (www.drforsythe.com.) Then Dr. Bill Thomas will discuss why there is nothing wrong with growing old, and that aging is merely an extended third phase of life. See www.changingaging.org. And are you ready for the Superbowl? Professor Dom Carisit will help us figure out why advertisers spend up to $ 5million for a 30 second ad. So join us by checking your local listings for times and stations.

Day The Music Died!

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I wanted to take some time this week on my syndicated radio show to remember back. To many of us, this was the week that, according to the lyrics in Don McLean’s famous song, … the infamous “day the music died”. Fifty-seven years ago on February 3rd, the great Buddy Holly died in a terrible plane crash. It was an early tragedy in rock music, but it sure wasn’t the last. Buddy was a Texas boy who changed the world of music for all of us. He died with to other music icons of the 60s, Richie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper). Just a few years later came Glenn Frey who formed The Eagles. I’ve loved this group for many years and always reminds me to never give up living care free life. Glenn died last week at 67. Check out belowWaylon Jennings talking about the death of Holly and others.

February 2, 2016

Happy Mardi Gras!

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We are approaching he weekend before Fat Tuesday and this is the prime time to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras. This is the weekend when Bacchus and Endymion, two of the biggest parades of the season, roll down the streets of New Orleans. The streets are packed all day Saturday and Sunday with parade goers. I’ve grown up around the Mardi Gras traditions, and we look forward to broadcasting our “Common Sense show” from the Big Easy this coming Sunday. If you’ve never been there, you missed the greatest free show on earth. Below is a video to give you some idea what it’s all about. Happy Mardi Gras!

January 27, 2016

ARE NEW LOUISIANA TAXES REALLY NECESSARY?

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It would be an understatement to say that my home state of Louisiana is in a real financial mess. Because of irresponsible spending under the previous governor and legislature, the Bayou State has to fill a financial hole this year in the coming five months of $750 million, And next year of almost $2 billion. But does it? Does the state really have to spend that much money? That’s the focus of my new column this week. Take a look and see what you think. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

January 26, 2016

Weekend Radio Schedule!

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Radio Program weekend schedule is set and we hope you will join us for a lively show. We begin with a discussion about end of life options with ER Doctor Kevin Haselhorst.  Then former Navy Seal Chris Sajnog discusses how to protect your family in a time of some many crimes and so many guns available. See his website by Clicking here.

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Then Dr. David Linden talks about the importance of touch and his new book “Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind. See more by Clicking Here. And finally, Peter Neill, founder of the World Ocean Observatory, tells us about how important our future is tied to future ocean discovery. See more by Clicking Here. And read about his new book by Clicking Here.  So turn in and check local listings or times and stations. See you on the radio.

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Here’s Some Real Talent!

You just don’t see entertainers like James Cagney and Bob Hope any more.  Humor,  talent galore, dancing, singing…they could do it all.  Take a look at these multi-talented guys below.

January 20, 2016

THE COURSE OF HISTORY CHANGED IN LOUISIANA?

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Sometimes in the course of history, a smaller regional event can have worldwide consequences. The Battle of New Orleans ended the War of 1812 two hundred years ago. But what might have happened if the ragtag bunch of Louisiana frontiersman, had not beaten the British? What would have happened if the United States continued to be part of the British Commonwealth? Could a major course of history change? Check out my column this week where I make such a case. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Schedule!

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We are soon to go on the radio and a lively program is planned for our listeners this weekend. Should African American actors boycott the Academy Awards? Social commentator Lisa Durden thinks so and will join us to discuss. By the way, I disagree. Then our friend John Batty, a psychiatric nurse, will talk about his heroine experiences saving lives during Hurricane Katrina. See his book by Clicking here.   Finally, attorney Scott Palmer (www.scottpalmer.com) will help us what in the heck an “affluenza defense” is for a drunk driver. So be sure and tune in.  Check local listings for times and stations.

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Campbell Explains Reform Efforts!

Daughter and former CNN anchor Campbell Brown, whose organization, the Partnership for Educational Justice, is interviewed by Mangu-Ward, that took place at the National Summit on Educational Excellence in Wasington, D.C., Brown also discussed her decision to leave journalism for the “glamorous world” of ed reform, her response to critics who object to her tactic of turning to the courts to shape policy, and the personal attacks she’s endured since entering a field in which ad hominem attacks are the norm.

“I don’t particularly care because, you know, sticks and stones.”

January 14, 2016

Radio Weekend Program Schedule!

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We are all set for a lively radio program set for weekend and we hope you will plan to join us. Along with reviewing the week’s news, we will discuss workplace issues. As an employer, just what time do you have to allow for religions observances during the workday? Labor and employment law expert Brian Farrington will join us to discuss, and you can find all about his work and company by Clicking Here.

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And we are always concerned about your health. David Letterman claims that Dr. Louis Aronne saved his life. Dr. Aronne became a fixture on The Letterman Show after diagnosing Letterman’s heart problems, but that did not deter him from his life’s mission: helping his patients – and all Americans – to lose weight. He will also be our guest to discuss his new book, THE CHANGE YOUR BIOLOGY DIET: The Proven Program for Lifelong Weight Loss. Find out more by Clicking Here.  

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Finally, Jordan E. Goodman is “America’s Money Answers Man” and a nationally recognized expert on personal finance. He is a regular guest on numerous radio and television call-in shows across the country, answering questions on personal financial topics. He appears frequently on The View, Fox News Network, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC and CBS evening news. we will see you on the radio. We will talk about the good and bad of falling oil prices.  Check out more on Jordan by Clicking Here. So tune in and check local listings for times and stations.  See you on the radio.

January 13, 2016

New Leadership in Louisiana!

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My home state of Louisiana has a new governor, and things kicked off at the state capital this week. I’ve been to just about every inauguration going back to 1972. I was sworn in on the state capitol steps on five different occasions. As an “over the hill” former politician, it’s nice to go back from time to time and see what all the young folks are doing to hopefully straighten our state. Needless to say, they have a big job ahead. I’m pictured below at the swearing in of new members of the House of Representatives.

UPHILL BATTLES FOR LOUISIANA’S NEW GOVERNOR!

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 Louisiana’s newly elected governor began his inaugural day on a high note with religious services at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Baton Rouge. But before he could even begin his inaugural address, things got dicey. The Louisiana House of Representatives rejected his hand picked candidate for Speaker. Is this an indication of how his term as the state’s chief executive will succeed?  Check out my new column by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

 

January 6, 2016

ELECTIONS NEVER STOP IN LOUISIANA!

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Folks down in the Bayou State just finished a knockdown, drag out gubernatorial election. Most voters want to breathe a sigh of relief, and have a have a little break in the election cycle. But that’s not to be. It’s presidential election year including a long list of local and statewide elections to be considered. In my column this week, I raise the question of why we have so many elections in Louisiana.  Also, the state really missed a great opportunity to be the first primary state in the nation. What a waste. You can read all about it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program!

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Weekend Radio Schedule to be posted Friday morning!

Some Humor for this Week!

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With our syndicated radio program, I have the opportunity of traveling throughout the country a good bit. So it’s fun to pick up  local humor about different states. Here are a few of my favorites to lighten things up this week.

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What differentiates a zoo in Louisiana from other zoos? The Louisiana zoo has a description of the animal on the front of the cage, along with a recipe.

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How do you know when you’re staying in a Mississippi hotel? When you call the front desk and say, “I’ve gotta leak in my sink,” and the person at the front desk says, “Go ahead.”

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The state motto is “Live Free or Die,” which appears on license plates made by prisoners.

 

 

December 30, 2015

Football Coaches and Teachers-Should Be No Difference!

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What does a football coach have to do with a teacher? Quite a lot in my opinion. We give the coach full responsibility, pay him well, and expect results. Why don’t we do the same thing with our teachers? That’s the focus of my new column this week. Our approach to elementary and secondary education is the same today as it was 100 years ago. The rest of the industrialized world outranks us in results they are getting from their kids. So what can we do about it? I have a few ideas. Check out my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

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Because of a family conflict, our weekend radio program will be a rerun, highlighting some of the top guess from the year 2015. We will cover some new health, ideas, a little politics, and remember those who passed away during this previous year. Then, next week, would we will be back in action with our normal full schedule. Happy New Year.

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