Monty Sullivan

TOPS For Grown Folks

Nov 24, 2017

"We have to find a way to fund TOPS for grown folks," says Louisiana Community and Technical College System president Monty Sullivan, especially since the system now has the responsibility for adult education in the state — a huge task.

Wallis Watkins

On Wednesday, Governor John Bel Edwards unveiled plans for a new 20,000 square foot collision repair training center for Baton Rouge Community College.

Wallis Watkins

Nearly two thousand students from colleges and universities around Louisiana showed up at the state Capitol on Wednesday. About a dozen lawmakers were in attendance as well.

Former LSU football player and current author John Ed Bradley joins us to remember his time spent at the Washington Post with his former boss Ben Bradlee. John tells us how he applied to the Washington Post after leaving LSU and how Ben Bradlee hand selected his application and hired him. Ben Bradlee passed away Tuesday, and John reminisces about him today with Jim.

LSU Legend Lod Cook is our second guest this morning and he joins Jim in studio to discuss his most recent business venture. Lod moved to Los Angeles after his time spent at LSU to begin an illustrious business career that would span over five decades; but he's not done yet. At the age of 86, Lod is the Chairman of NueroSigma, and he and Jim discuss this and more.

Monty Sullivan, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, joins us briefly to discuss the recent work that he and the LCTCS are accomplishing, and the work they expect to do in the years to come.

Also, journalist and author Cari Lynn is with us for the last few minutes of the show today to discuss the release of her first novel Madam: A Novel of New Orleans. Her novel tells the story of how one woman rises to the top of the high-class bordellos of Storyville's Basin Street in New Orleans to become the infamous Madame Josie Arlington.