Elvis Presley's last fiancee Ginger Alden joins us today to promote her new memoir Elvis & Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story. Ginger talks with Jim about meeting Elvis as a kid, and then later again as an adult when she finally got to see the inside of Graceland and almost instantly fell in love with the King of Rock n' Roll. She was 20 years old when Elvis, then 41, brought her to Las Vegas and where they began their courtship. In Ginger's memoir she tells of their whirlwind romance, Elvis's bouts of rage, her rare ventures beyond his Graceland bedroom, as well as the day that she found him dead on the bathroom floor.
Also, the loquacious and frequent guest on the show, LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope joins Jim in studio to give listeners an update on the happenings around campus. He and Jim touch on the recent controversy concerning the DKE fraternity and a sign they displayed this past week. They also discuss LSU Faculty salaries, LSU Football (or concussion-ball as Kevin calls it), the ratio of whites to blacks in and around campus, and much, much more concerning LSU and the Professors who work it's campus.
LSU Faculty Senate President, and the always well informed and loquacious Kevin Cope joins Jim today in the studio for the majority of the show to discuss financial matters concerning LSU and the LSU Faculty. He and Jim discuss the 3% pay raise for the LSU faculty members, how the school was able to find space in the budget for it, and what it means for Louisiana's higher education which has faced budget cuts in the past decade. They as well cover a plethora of other topics including a new smoke-free LSU campus, LSU Baseball, Vladimir Putin, and the San Diego Chargers, as well as much, much more.
Also, newly appointed Curator of the LSU Museum of Art, Katy Pfohl, joins Jim in studio to close out today's show and to promote the upcoming art exhibit "LeRoy Neiman:Action!" Considered the most important and inspiring sports artist of the twentieth century, LeRoy Neiman's artwork displays athletes in their element: whether that be Shaquille O'neal dunking or Tony La Russa coaching in the dugout. The exhibit begins July 31st and runs through February 15th.
LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope talks about funding for higher education initiatives and dissatisfaction with the secrecy involved in selecting Dr. F. King Alexander as the new chancellor/system president.
Headline News journalist and show host Jane Velez-Mitchell talks about her new book, "The Secret Life of Jodi Arias"
Louisiana filmmaker Coltin Calloway discusses his new film, "The Climb to Katahdin", about hiking the Appalachian Trail.