TUESDAY: Swede White, Dr. Sarah Becker, Sammy Hanna, Dr. William Arceneaux
We start the show discussing a bit of controversy regarding the apology Councilman Ryan Heck issued over comments he made on Facebook. Stephanie Riegel wrote a piece in The Baton Rouge Business AM Daily Report Monday indicating Heck asked LSU graduate student (and former WRKF reporter) Swede White if he wanted him "to come over there and kick his ass" over social media. Mr White joins us in studio to talk about the cease and desist letter he sent to Heck. LSU Sociology Professor Dr. Sarah Becker also chimes in and addresses this form of online bullying.
We also celebrate the life of retired LSU journalism professor Dr. Jesse Dale Thorn who passed away on Thursday May 8th. Sammy Hanna from The Ouachita Citizen was a good friend of Dr. Thorn as was Dr. William Arceneaux, President of CODOFIL. The two discuss the life of Dr. Thorn, his time as a reporter and his job as the first press secretary for former Governor Edwin Edwards. Thorn was 71.