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 ( 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.


    Bayou to Beltway speaks with La Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon.

    This week Bayou to Beltway talks with LA Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon about a number of pressing issues, including auto insurance, health insurance, disaster insurance and the mysterious and exotic issue of reinsurance. This episode of B to B focuses like a laser on a field that, by some estimates, captures as much as 20% of America's total GDP.


    Bayou to Beltway: April 11, 2018

    Apr 11, 2018

    Bayou to Beltway speaks with Joel Robideaux, Lafayette Consolidated Government Mayor-President, and Kate Durio about the CREATE initiative and rise of the cultural economy.

    Bayou to Beltway: April 4, 2018

    Apr 5, 2018

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

    Bayou to Beltway speaks with investigative reporter Rebekah Allen of the Baton Rouge Advocate Wednesday at 12:30 on KRVS 88.7

    Bayou to Beltway speaks with Dr. Wayne Parent, the Russell B. Long Professor and Department Chair in the LSU Political Science Department about political trends in Louisiana and the nation today