LSU http://wrkf.org en THURSDAY: Colorado State University Chancellor Mike Martin; Author J. Edward Chamberlin http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-colorado-state-university-chancellor-mike-martin-author-j-edward-chamberlin <p>Former LSU Chancellor and now Chancellor of Colorado State University Mike Martin calls in to talk with Jim for the better part of today's show. Mike discusses his time at LSU, what he liked about Baton Rouge, what he didn't, and what some of the reasons were that factored into his decision to leave.</p><p>Dr. J. Edward Chamberlin talks with Jim about his recently published book <em>Island: How Islands Transform the World</em>. Out of the the 7 billion people on earth, 1 billion live on islands; and they shape our lives more than many people think.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:10:59 +0000 Jim Engster 28572 at http://wrkf.org Poet Laureate Spreads the Word About Louisiana Poetry http://wrkf.org/post/poet-laureate-spreads-word-about-louisiana-poetry <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>In honor of National Poetry Month, Ann Marie Awad sat down to talk with Ava Leavell Haymon, Louisiana’s Poet Laureate. She’s on a mission to change the way the rest of the world looks at the state of Louisiana through poetry.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Ann Marie Awad 25857 at http://wrkf.org Poet Laureate Spreads the Word About Louisiana Poetry Higher Education: Paying More for Less http://wrkf.org/post/higher-education-paying-more-less <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The House Appropriations Committee got a different look at the cost of six years’ worth of higher education cuts Monday, as the push is on for colleges and universities to better prepare students to fill new jobs coming to Louisiana.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 24865 at http://wrkf.org Higher Education: Paying More for Less First Bell: It Took a Hurricane to Get this Student Reading http://wrkf.org/post/first-bell-it-took-hurricane-get-student-reading <p></p><p></p><p><strong><em>The </em>First Bell <em>series is a growing collection of stories from students, parents, and educators about pivotal experiences in education. To tell your story, email <a href="mailto:amy@wrkf.org?subject=First%20Bell">amy@wrkf.org</a> <strong>with "My First Bell" in the subject line </strong>or tweet with the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MyFirstBell&amp;src=hash" target="_blank">#MyFirstBell</a>.</em></strong></p><p>__________</p><p>Vasser was not a good student in 2005.</p><p>When Hurricane Katrina forced him to move out of New Orleans and transfer to Catholic High in Baton Rouge, he had to turn it around.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:41:00 +0000 Alix Landriault 24130 at http://wrkf.org First Bell: It Took a Hurricane to Get this Student Reading Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate Healthful http://wrkf.org/post/thank-your-gut-bacteria-making-chocolate-healthful Boy, it's a good time to be a dark-chocolate lover.<p>We've noted before the growing <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/08/14/158761362/daily-dose-of-dark-chocolate-may-help-lower-blood-pressure">evidence</a> that a daily dose of the bitter bean may help reduce blood pressure. There also seems to be a link between a regular chocolate habit and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/03/26/149407484/does-a-chocolate-habit-help-keep-you-lean">lower body weight</a>.<p>Now scientists are offering an explanation for just why cocoa powder may be good for the heart and waistline. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:33:00 +0000 editor 23931 at http://wrkf.org Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate Healthful FRIDAY: LSU President & Chancellor F. King Alexander; Steve Winham; Theologian Rebecca Parker http://wrkf.org/post/friday-lsu-president-chancellor-f-king-alexander-steve-winham-theologian-rebecca-parker <p>LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander stops by the studio to talk with Jim about LSU sports, student debts, the TOPS program, the new pressures due to decreased taxpayer funding, as well as a number of issues posed by numerous callers.</p><p>Also, former State Budget Director Steve Winham joins Jim to discuss the upcoming state budget and new library in St. Francisville, while Internationally known Theologian Rebecca Parker calls in to discuss Christianity in the second millennium.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:39:52 +0000 Jim Engster 22277 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: Roger Villere, state G.O.P. Chair, & Steven David Beck, Dir. of Music at LSU http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-roger-villere-state-gop-chair-steven-david-beck-dir-music-lsu <p>Jim Engster interviews: Roger Villere, State Chair of the Republican Party, about the President's State of the Union address and Senator David Vitter's run of Governor in 2015, as well as,&nbsp; Steven David Beck, the Director of Music at LSU talks about the Concert Spectacular on Friday night at the LSU Union Theater.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:39:56 +0000 Jim Engster 21842 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: LSU Manship School's Bob Mann, Tiger Rag's Cody Worsham http://wrkf.org/post/friday-lsu-manship-schools-bob-mann-tiger-rags-cody-worsham <p>Jim chats with Bob Mann, of the LSU Manship school of Mass Communications, and former press secretary to Governor Blanco, and aide to Russel Long, John Breaux and J. Bennett Johnston. Bob discusses Senator Mary Landrieu's 2014 re-election bid and her chances of winning another term in D.C.</p><p>Tiger Rag Magazine Editor Cody Worsham discusses LSU Athletics Hall of Fame policy.</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:23:47 +0000 Jim Engster 20803 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: Sports Writer Marty Mule, Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb http://wrkf.org/post/monday-sports-writer-marty-mule-senator-yvonne-dorsey-colomb <p>Veteran Sports Writer Marty Mule chats with&nbsp;Jim about LSU's&nbsp;close&nbsp;win over Arkansas&nbsp;, Alabama's lost against Auburn, and his latest book "Game Changers: The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports."</p><p>Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb joins Jim to discuss the NGO's she supports and the comments made by State Treasurer John N. Kennedy.</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:21:19 +0000 Jim Engster 19530 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: Author John Meacham, LSU vs Alabama, Volunteers in Public Schools http://wrkf.org/post/monday-author-john-meacham-lsu-vs-alabama-volunteers-public-schools <p>The owner of Louie's Cafe, Jimmy Wetherford stops by to talk about the 9th annual North Gate festival taking place this Friday.</p><p>Kimberly Levy-Marcelle joins the show to discuss the latest with Volunteers in Public School Systems(VIPSS). Dr. Chance Lewis joins the conversation to discuss his upcoming visit to Baton Rouge in support of VIPSS.</p><p>Author John Meacham discusses his book, "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power", considered among the very best biographies of the nation's 3rd president.</p><p>A look at the upcoming LSU - Alabama matchup</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:13:35 +0000 Jim Engster 18254 at http://wrkf.org