Associate Dean for undergraduate studies and admissions at LSU, Dr. Andrea Miller, joins Jim to discuss her new book she co-authored Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deep Water Horizon Disaster. Within a five-year span Louisiana experienced a natural disaster and a manmade catastrophe, and the authors of Oil and Water explore the media-fed experiences, the visuals and the narratives associated with both disasters.
Former East Baton Rouge School Board member Noel Hammatt discusses Senate Bill 636 which has moved within one step of final approval. The bill, which Noel is adamantly opposed to, would overhaul the EBR Parish school system by giving principals broad new powers. The bill would give principals new authority by allowing them to craft budgets, hire and fire personnel, and oversee instruction and curriculum.
Also, Author Porter Shreve talks about his latest novel from LSU Press, The End of the Book, about an aspiring contemporary novelist who may or may not be writing a sequel to a forgotten classic, Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio.
With news breaking yesterday afternoon that Arkansas has offered LSU head coach Les Miles a five-year, $27.5 million contract to assume the same position with the Hogs, Jim spent the first two segments discussing the proposition. The show's producer and associate editor of Tiger Rag Magazine, Richard Fischer, also chimed in with his thoughts on the issue.
Then, Jim finished the show with Emily Nemens of The Southern Review and Erin Rolfs of LSU Press. They discussed the collaboration between the two entities.