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FRIDAY: Pollster Bernie Pinsonat; A.P. Tureaud, Jr. & Felicia Harry; and Father Roy Bourgeois

A.P. Tureaud, Sr. and A.P. Tureaud, Jr. circa 1953.
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A.P. Tureaud, Sr. and A.P. Tureaud, Jr. circa 1953.

Independent opinion pollster Bernie Pinsonat is the first guest today, and he and Jim discuss how the numbers are looking the closer we get to election day, and what the history of Louisiana voting can teach us. Bernie tells us how a lot can happen in these last few days before November4th, especially as the reality of election day and the thought ofvotingbegins to enter the minds of many voters in thestate. As of now, Bernie says, the poll numbers a pretty jumbledbetween the5thand6th District Congressional  races, and the only thing we can predict for sure is seeing Edwin Edwards and Jamie Mayo in the runoffs.

A.P. Tureaud, Sr. and A.P. Tureaud, Jr. circa 1953.
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A.P. Tureaud, Sr. and A.P. Tureaud, Jr. circa 1953.

A.P. Tureaud, Jr., the first black undergrad to attend LSU and Felicia Harry, board member of the 2014 LSU Legends Forum, are with us to talk with Jim about the homecoming event this evening at 6:00pm at Peabody Hall on the LSU campus. The LSU Legends Forum recognizes excellence in African-American graduation from LSU, and tonight they will be establishing the Tureaud Alumni Chapter 1964 Scholarship.

Also, 2012 Nobel Peace Prize candidate Father Roy Bourgeois, a native of Louisiana and former Catholic priest, is with us to discuss his coming arrival to Baton Rouge this weekend. In 2008 Father Roy was excommunicated latae sententiae from the Catholic Church for attending and being a celebrant in the ordination of a woman; and he tells Jim how this affects him but does not break the bond he has with God. He's the recipient this year of the Wade Mackie Peacemaking Award from the Bienville House for Peace and Justice, and will receive the award this Saturday October 25th at the Unitarian Church in Baton Rouge.

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Frank is a native Houstonian. He relocated to Baton Rouge to attend LSU where he earned a communications degree. After working in the film industry for three years as a production assistant, he decided to make the switch to radio and could not be happier with his decision.

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