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LSU Faculty veteran Kevin Cope on peaks and valleys at the Ole War Skule with budget issues remaining prominent at Louisiana’s flagship university. Author Richard Allen on the legacy of Robert Kennedy who was assassinated nearly 50 years ago in Los Angeles.

Pictured: Kevin Cope 


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LSU announced Wednesday that it is banning the fraternity Phi Delta Theta from its campus until 2032 for violating university hazing policies. Just a few hours earlier, a House committee voted to increase the penalties for hazing in the state of Louisiana. 

Former LSU running back Justin Vincent, star of the 2003 national championship team, on the Tigers season opener vs. Brigham Young. Vincent now works for the Tiger Athletic Foundation and will discuss the frenetic week which LSU move its season opener from Houston to New Orleans due to Hurricane Harvey.
  
Longtime LSU Writer in Residence David Madden reflects on his lengthy career from his home in North Carolina. After six decades of work, Madden continues to publish new material. He will discuss the process of writing and what keeps him going at 84. 

Former Mike the Tiger caretaker Paul Marx, a well-known lawyer in Baton Rouge, remembers caring for Mike II and even bringing him to his family home one night. LSU is apparently close to unveiling Mike VII, but the mascot will not be present at LSU games this fall.


LSU Chancellor Emeritus Jim Wharton talks about the possible restoration of TOPS and an attempt to name the LSU Parade Grounds in honor of William Tecumseh Sherman, the founder of the Ole War Skule.


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D-D Breaux, LSU Gymnastics Coach for 40 years, comments on her team finishing second in the nation two years in a row.


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Former LSU gymnast Susan Jackson phones us to talk about LSU's recent second-place finish.


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Len Apcar, Chair of Media Literacy at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, on the label "fake news" and its impact on the 2016 election.

Apcar says some politicians may appropriate the term "fake news" as a label to criticize stories they don't like or media outlets they don't agree with. He maintains the original concept of "fake news" refers to completely fabricated fictional stories masquerading as news stories on what he calls phony websites that get picked up and spread by social media.


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Louisiana State University Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope discusses the impact of budget cuts on the university and on faculty morale. He addresses the effect on students with the reduction in TOPS benefits.

Cope says LSU's faculty has shrunk in the past two years from 1,425 to roughly 1,200 full-time people today.


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Racial discord in the capital city boiled over this summer, and the annual LSU Presidential Symposium is looking into causes and solutions, asking the question “Moment or Movement?”


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