The Bayou Brief proudly presents this provocative, feature-length conversation with Louisiana’s original Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville. From his home in Uptown New Orleans, Carville discusses what he considers to be the three most critical issues in Louisiana—race, water, and oil (with some discussion about LSU football as lagniappe), alongside host Frederick D. Bell, one of his former LSU students and a recent graduate of Tulane University who just so happened to have attended high school near Carville, Louisiana.

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Lamar White, Jr.
Lamar writes about the people, the politics, and the magic of Louisiana. He is the founder and publisher of the Bayou Brief and a contributing writer for the Daily Beast. Lamar is best known for his investigative reporting on public corruption, racism, and civil rights. He has appeared as a guest on CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC, and he's been the subject of profiles in The Washington Post, The Advocate, and Huffington Post. Before launching the Bayou Brief, he published CenLamar, a popular blog that initially covered the drama of City Hall in his hometown of Alexandria. Lamar is a graduate of Rice University in Houston and the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Today he lives in New Orleans and is currently writing a book about the life of reputed New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello.