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Bayou to Beltway

Wednesdays at 12:30 PM & Saturdays at 5:30 PM

Each week Pearson Cross interviews Acadiana's most influential officials and news-makers.

Dr. Pearson Cross is Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UL Lafayette. His principal areas of teaching are State and Local politics, Southern and Louisiana politics. He is a frequent commentator on political issues at the national, state and local level. He has published on topics including redistricting, elections, white supremacy, southern political culture, and the Louisiana Judiciary. He is currently working on a book about the politics of education reform in Louisiana. In addition to his radio show, Bayou to Beltway, Dr. Cross has a monthly column called Cross-wise in the Independent magazine (theind.com). Dr. Cross received his B.A., from San Francisco State University in 1985 and his Ph.D. from Brandeis University in Massachusetts in 1997. His first avocation is jazz piano; his second is southern cooking. He is married to Lisa Orten Cross and has one son, Elias, and one daughter, Lucy.

 

    Louisiana Commissioner of  Agriculture and Forestry. 

    Each week Dr. Pearson Cross interviews Acadiana's most important officials and news-makers.

     

    The topic is speech on campus. Is it free? Is it threatening? Is it hateful? What are the issues roiling campuses across the United States today. This conversation with the Dean of Students (Perez) and the Director of Diversity (Mallory) explores these issues in depth. We discuss the (fine) line between free speech and hate speech and talk about the resolution recently vetoed by John Bel Edwards that would have required college boards in Louisiana to report on speech on the campuses. Tune in Wednesday to hear this informative program, on KRVS 88.7 at 12:30

    Each week Dr. Pearson Cross interviews Acadiana's most important officials and news-makers.

     

    Each week Dr. Pearson Cross interviews Acadiana's most important officials and news-makers.

     

    This week Bayou to Beltway talks to Dr. Helen Hurst, from the UL Lafayette College of Nursing. Dr. Hurst is a nationally recognized expert on sexually transmitted infections, both nationally and in Louisiana. Our conversation focuses on the very high rate of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in Louisiana. We probe why Louisiana is so susceptible to this public heal issues, focusing on poverty, lack of education and information, and illegal drug use.

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