The question is already being tossed around: Is this fall's Shreveport mayor's election the most important of the last 50 years? And while the case can easily be made that now, more than ever, the future of Shreveport hangs in the balance, the next thing to be asked is, no matter who wins the November election (or December, in case of a runoff), are the odds so stacked against the city's next leader that, no matter the plan, no matter the vision, Shreveport's chance of an economic turnaround are, at best, minimal?

101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty talk about the economic effects - and how they affected Shreveport - of national policies of the 1990s and state policies of a more recent vintage - and whether the fallout of those strategies put the city in too much of an economic hole to ever climb out.

Hear 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty weekday mornings from 6 til 9, or by downloading the free KEEL app, presented by Office Furniture Source.