Every week on the Red Bayou Show, Scott McKay and I try to book guests that bring an informed, authoritative perspective to the conversation. So, when talking about Baton Rouge in the wake of Alton Sterling’s death, we decided that AMBR co-host, Kevin Gallagher was the guy to bring that perspective… and we were right.
We also talk about policing for profit, and the negative affects it has on the less affluent members of society, leaving many with bench warrants that stem from something as simple as a ticket they couldn’t afford to pay.
I asked Kevin about the response he has gotten from both the radio audience as well as law enforcement in the last two weeks. What are people saying, and how are authorities reacting?
On a personal level, I miss hanging out with my radio family and trading ideas on what’s important to our city. Sitting next to my former co-host, it felt like we haven’t missed a beat. I can’t thank him enough for giving up an evening w/ me and Scott, when I know all to well how early the next day’s show gets here.