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April 19, 2017

THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS: LESSONS LEARNED TODAY?

 

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So we’ve  got this crazy guy over in North Korea who is rattling nuclear sabers and saying he is close to being able to send a missile flying and hit the United States.  What to do?  There are no easy responses.  And they were not back in 1963 during the Cuban missile crisis. I lived through that first hand in England, and recount my personal experiences of the dangers and uncertainties that possible nuclear war can bring. Check out my new column now posted. You can read it by Clicking Here.

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Radio Weekend Show Schedule!

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Leo Honeycutt will be filling in for  Jim this weekend. He will have a full program with current issues and his normal wacky humor, so be sure to tune in.  Check local listings for times and stations. See you on the radio.

April 12, 2017

RICHARD NIXON AND LOUISIANA!

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There is a new book on a number of best selling lists about former President Richard Nixon by author John Farrell. Nixon became the first and only president to resign from office. Those of you too young to remember the events surrounding Watergate missed one of the most riveting episodes of American history.  I met the former president on two occasions, and he really liked Louisiana.  Check out my new column about his Bayou State relationship.  You can read it now by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Update!

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We will have a full program over the Easter weekend, and I certainly hope you all can listen. It’s a special time for Christians, so we will certainly talk about the meaning of Easter. It’s a chance for individual rebirth, and  I’ll have several guests who will join me to discuss. Also, we will update you on the latest world news. So Tune In for a lively show. Check local listings for times and stations. See you on the radio.

Happy Easter!

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My best wishes to all of our readers for a safe and meaningful Easter weekend. It’s a great time to get together with family, but it’s also special time for Christians to remember the most important religious date of the year. It’s a good time for self reflection. Should’ve all of you, we send dad a happy Easter message.

April 5, 2017

GOVERNOR JIMMIE DAVIS BROUGHT US SUNSHINE!

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The world’s most popular song is probably ”You are my sunshine.” If you don’t believe me, Google it. Sunshine is the song known in countries near and far. And it was made famous by our own former Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis. I knew him well as he was a Redneck from North Louisiana just like me. Governor Davis took office for the first time 73 years ago. Check out my new column where I look back at some of the fond memoires I have of the singin’ Guv. You can read it now by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Program Schedule!

Screen-Shot-2017-01-25-at-3.29.54-PM-1-150x150Leo Honeycutt will be filling in for  Jim this weekend. He will have a full program with current issues and his normal wacky humor, so be sure to tune in.      Check local listings for times and stations. See you on the radio.

March 29, 2017

MARCH MADNESS SHORT CHANGING ATHLETES!

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March madness is here, and millions of Americans, over the past few weeks, have been filling out their basketball brackets, and cheering on their favorite College team. Several billion dollars are raked in by the colleges and by the NCAA. Coaches make 10 times the salary is the college president. March madness is a huge generator of income for colleges across the nation. Well, that is for everyone except the athletes. Should college athletes receive a small stipend to pay their basic expenses? See what I think in my new column now posted. You can read it now by Clicking Here.

Radio Program Weekly Schedule!

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We hope you’ll join us for this weekends radio program.Our first guest is Paul Louden, an autistic adult, bravely shares personal narratives to bridge understanding between those with autism and those without.His book is “Behind The Locked Door: Understanding My Life as an Autistic.”

We will also talk with Ken Abramowitz, who  is not only nationally and internationally known for his analytical expertise in the healthcare industry, but also as a coveted speaker and analyst on national security.  We also will review winners in the Final Four and review highlights of the week’s news.  Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

March 28, 2017

Daughter Campbell on filter bubbles, fake news and Facebook’s role in the news industry.

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Daughter Campbell Brown recounted her personal experience with partisanship at The Poynter Institute last week onstage during an interview with Poynter Vice President Kelly McBride. During the conversation, Campbell discussed her experience with filter bubbles, Facebook’s war on fake news and what she does in her capacity as the social network’s ambassador to news organizations.  It’s a fascinating interview, and you can read all about this event by Clicking Here.

March 22, 2017

JFK AND HIS SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH LOUISIANA!

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This is a milestone year for those who remember the aura that surrounded President John F. Kennedy. He was born 100 years ago, and many still believe that the Kennedy era of “Camelot” was special, and that America lost its innocence when he was shot and killed. Did you know that Kennedy had a special relationship with Louisiana? In fact, his campaign for president really kicked off here in the Bayou State. Read my new column now posted to find out about Louisiana’s love affair with this young president who died way too soon. You can read it now by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Program Schedule!

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It wasn’t even close. Pres. Trump’s health care legislation hit a brick wall Friday, as the votes were not there to pass the major changes proposed. The House of Representatives just would not givein for the president. What happened, and where does the whole focus of healthcare go from here? Trump said the first thing he would do would be to abolish Obamacare. But again, he’s not even close.

We will be joined on our show by Dr.  Kevin Wacasey, who is a physician and licensed health insurance agent who’s become a whistle blower on America’s broken health insurance system.  His website is below.  So join us for a lively program.  Check local listings for times and stations.  See you on the radio!

March 21, 2017

The End of a Era for Me!

CIMG0833A somewhat sad Spring for me as a former track runner.  I had the honor of attending the University of North Carolina on an athletic scholarship. My specialty  was the high and low hurdles, and I was lucky enough to be Atlantic Coast Conference champion in both of these events. I have so many fond memories from the Fetzer field track complex.   Next season, Carolina will move into a brand new facility that I am sure will be state of the art.  But it won’t be the same for me.  I paid one last visit to Fetzer to have some fond remembrances and to say goodbye.

Hangin’ out with Vince Gill!

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Legendary country artist and Grammy Award Winner Vince Gill took the stage at the L’Auberge Event Center last night. The Oklahoma native wrote and co-wrote all of the songs on his new album, For Down To My Last Bad Habit. I’ve been a Vince Gill fan for years,and have seen him in concert on a number of occasions.  For those of you outside the deep South who keep an eye on my website, music and good food are all part of our wonderful way of life in this part of the country.  I attend a music concert several times a month.  So come on down.

March 15, 2017

A MAJOR SHAKE UP NEEDED IN CONGRESS!

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When was the last time you saw your Congressman or US Senator? These folks go off to Washington, buy big houses, put their kids in DC schools, and we may catch a glimpse of them on the nightly news occasionally. That’s not how our founding fathers envisioned how Congress would operate. What can we do so that our members of Congress interrelate more with the voters who put them in office in the first place? I come up with a solution this week’s column. You can read it now by Clicking Here.

Radio Program Schedule!

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Jim Brown will be away to St. Patrick’s Day  this weekend, but co-host Leo Honeycutt will handle the program. You will hear a lot about politics, good health, and a good bit of Leo’s wacky humor. So be sure and tune in. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio!

 

March 9, 2017

THE CONTINUING INTEREST IN EDWIN EDWARDS!

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How about a guy who is about to turn 90 years old, has a 38-year-old wife, a four-year-old son, and has been named as the most popular governor in the past century? That’s the “Cajun Prince” himself, Edwin Washington Edwards. He has climbed the high mountain and sunk to the bottom, but there is still major interest in old EWE. I write about his highs and lows in this week’s column.  You can read it now by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Schedule!

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A full schedule as planned for our commonsense weekend radio show. We start off with leading historian Michael Hogan, to discuss his new book, “The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.” Then we will hear a German journalist give you his thoughts of crisscrossing America to conclude the Donald Trump is really a reflection of America, both left and right. His book is called “The Lies they Tell.”

And we will look at the humorous side of sports and other personalities with guest Scott Rabb, who is written a new book “You’re Welcome, Cleveland.” Funny and informative. Some us to talk about, including the present state of weird national affairs. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

March 1, 2017

A LOUISIANA GUY THEY COULD CALL MR. PRESIDENT?

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Can you believe…the Democrats are searching high and low for a presidential candidate to take on Donald Trump in 2020. And one of the names that keep popping up is Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. Some were impressed that Edwards was able to get elected governor as a Democrat in a deep red state.   So does he have any chance to get the nomination? And who else from Louisiana seriously considered running for president? I talk about it in my new column now posted. Check it out by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Show Schedule!


Jim Brown will be away t this weekend, but co-host Michael King, theKing of Home-talk radio will handle the program. You will hear a lot about politics, good health, and a good bit of Michael’s wacky humor. His website is www.hometalkusa.com. So be sure and tune in. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio!

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