LSU

The Jim Engster Show
10:47 am
Mon October 28, 2013

MONDAY: State Treasurer John N. Kennedy, Six-time All American Heather Van Norman

Track and field coach for Nicholls State University, Heather Van Norman talks with Jim about her over 30 years of track and field experience. She also talks about how her son, LSU'S wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. was born to be a tiger.

State Treasurer John Kennedy joins Jim to talk about the budget surplus and his opinion about the privatization of state hospitals.


The Jim Engster Show
11:18 am
Mon October 14, 2013

MONDAY: Sen. Mary Landrieu, Tiger Rag Editors Cody Worsham, Luke Johnson

Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham and Assistant Tiger Rag Editor Luke Johnson talks with Jim about LSU's victory over Florida.

Sen. Mary Landrieu joins Jim to discuss the latest with the Government Shutdown. 


The Jim Engster Show
8:50 am
Mon September 23, 2013

MONDAY: Businessman Steve Myers, LA Farm Bureau's Mike Danna

Local business man and former Delta Kappa Epsilon member at LSU Steve Myers talks about the controversy over a sign posted by DKE's before the LSU-Kent state game; invoking the 1970 Kent State student killings by Ohio National Guardsmen.

Louisiana Farm Bureau's Mike Danna talks about surviving cancer.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:56 am
Thu August 22, 2013

FRIDAY: State Treasurer John Kennedy, LSU's Dr. Larry Kaptain, Author Ed Krzemienski

John N. Kennedy

State Treasurer John Kennedy talks about non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who've received state money but refuse to account for it. He also talks about the state's political landscape.

Dr. Larry Kaptain, former Dean of the LSU College of Dramatic Arts, discusses the 1st Hall of Distinction awards ceremonies, coming up this weekend...and his new undertaking.

Author Ed Krzemienski, on his new book, "Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie's Last Stand"


The Jim Engster Show
10:28 am
Wed April 3, 2013

THURSDAY: LSU Reveille Editor Andrea Gallo, Conservative Commentator Sherif Girgis

Andrea Gallo, editor of LSU's Reveille student newspaper, talks with Jim about the paper's lawsuit against the university for the secrecy in the recent search for a new chancellor-president.

Conservative commentator Sherif Girgis discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's recent hearing of arguments for and against same-sex marriage.


LSU Hospitals
3:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Bond Issues For Privatized LSU Hospitals No Longer Tax-Exempt

Plans to privatize most of LSU’s public hospitals are making repairs and construction to the facilities more expensive.

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The Jim Engster Show
12:04 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

MONDAY: LSU's David Kurpius, Law Professor David Orentlicher, Chesley Heymsfield, Elissa Altman

Jim talks with LSU's David Kurpius about the Tiger Bridge program, which could allow students at a Baton Rouge Community College to live on the LSU campus.

Law professor and author David Orentlicher, who promotes  a bipartisan two president system in his book, "Two Presidents Are Better Than One:

Chesley Heymsfield, with the Louisiana International Film Festival, coming up in April.

Author & humorist Elissa Altman talks about her new book, "Poor Man's Feast"


Business
3:41 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Baton Rouge Patent Growth Lags Behind Cities Nationwide

Patent production isn’t growing as quickly in Baton Rouge as in other metro areas, according to a new national study.

The Brookings Institution ranks Baton Rouge 141st out of over 350 metro areas for patent production. The capitol city averaged 71 new patents yearly between 2007 and 2011. But it is on the bottom of the list for patent growth.

High patent production typically coincides with low unemployment. And patent growth can indicate coming industry expansion.

LSU Football
4:55 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Winning Coach of the Tigers Gets Raise

LSU football coach Les Miles has been with the Tigers since 2005, and hasn't gotten a raise since 2007.
Credit Louisiana State University

 

LSU's governing board has approved a $549,000 annual pay raise for football coach Les Miles.

The change has bumped Miles' salary to $4.3 million a year and extended his contract through the 2019 season.

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Education
10:04 am
Fri February 1, 2013

LSU Supervisors' 'Disregard' Garners National Attention

The rules of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the organization that issues LSU's accreditation, mandate that "the governing board is free from undue influence from political... bodies."
Credit K. K. Murray

A report  in the Chronicle of Higher Education detailed a letter received by LSU’s Board of Supervisors. A national organization that monitors academic freedom at colleges and universities shook their finger at what they called the mistreatment of faculty at LSU.


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