LSU School of Music Presents

LSU School of Music Presents is drawn from the varied recitals and concerts that take place on the LSU campus and airs during the academic year. 

Hootenanny Power

Hootenanny Power is a folk/international music program, initially named "The Spaghetti Western Hour" when it began on WRKF in 1981.  It features the sounds of many cultures that are expressed in roots and world music, including blues, old-timey, singer/songwriter, bluegrass, Celtic, Afro-Pop, and the music of Louisiana. 

For Old Times' Sake

Two hours of Dixieland and big band.


Sam Evans-Brown has been working for  New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010, when he began as a freelancer. His work has won several local broadcast journalism awards, and he was a 2013 Steinbrenner Institute Environmental Media Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. He studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader and a technical supporter.


The Jim Engster Show

Since 2004, Jim Engster has hosted intelligent discussion with newsmakers from around the corner and around the world.

The Jim Engster Show
12:56 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Pollster Bernie Pinsonat on a Surprising Study; Rev. Raymond Jetson

From Southern Media & Opinion Research, pollster Bernie Pinsonat is out with a new survery on Louisiana and national politics, and he discusses with Jim the surprisingly close race in Louisiana between President Obama and Gov. Romney.

Also, Rev. Raymond Jetson joins Jim in the studio to talk about his church and upcoming summit. 

Education Overhaul
10:53 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Denied Request Could Help Clarify Public Records Exemption

The state Department of Education is again denying a request from the Associated Press for information on how schools were chosen to participate in Governor Jindal's voucher program.

Read more

Robert Smith is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money where he reports on how the global economy is affecting our lives.

If that sounds a little dry, then you've never heard Planet Money. The team specializes in making economic reporting funny, engaging and understandable. Planet Money has been known to set economic indicators to music, use superheroes to explain central banks, and even buy a toxic asset just to figure it out.

Smith admits that he has no special background in finance or math, just a curiosity about how money works. That kind of curiosity has driven Smith for his 20 years in radio.