lsu http://wwno.org en How Do You Wring Sound From Sculpture? It Takes A 'Quiet Pride' http://wwno.org/post/how-do-you-wring-sound-sculpture-it-takes-quiet-pride Bassist and composer Rufus Reid has been playing jazz for half a century. He's worked with just about everyone, from saxophonists <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15404324/dexter-gordon" target="_blank">Dexter Gordon</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15401862/stan-getz" target="_blank">Stan Getz</a> to singer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396973/nancy-wilson" target="_blank">Nancy Wilson</a> and trumpeter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15368367/dizzy-gillespie" target="_blank">Dizzy Gillespie</a>. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:45:12 +0000 Allison Keyes 62563 at http://wwno.org Discussing The Legacy of Former Gov. Edwin Edwards http://wwno.org/post/discussing-legacy-former-gov-edwin-edwards <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/09/090613_EdwinEdwards_AWFeature.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Former governor <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Edwards">Edwin Edwards</a> and his biographer <a href="http://www.leohoneycutt.com/">Leo Honeycutt</a> will be on stage at <a href="http://unionweb.lsu.edu/Theater/item35391.html">LSU’s Union Theater</a> Sunday with renowned talk show host <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_King">Larry King</a>.<p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 43368 at http://wwno.org MONDAY: LSU Stadium Announcer Dan Borne, Author Samuel Friedman http://wwno.org/post/monday-lsu-stadium-announcer-dan-borne-author-samuel-friedman <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Dan Borne" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201309/borne.png" alt="" /><p>Dan Borne, the "Voice of the Valley" at LSU's Tiger Stadium for 28 seasons.<p>Sports Author Samuel Friedman on his book, "Breaking the Line", about Grambling State University<p><em>&#160;</em><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/09/JES_090213.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><em>&#160;</em><p><em> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:26:00 +0000 Jim Engster 42982 at http://wwno.org Veteran sportswriter Sam King brings 'Tiger Beat' to Shreveport http://wwno.org/post/veteran-sportswriter-sam-king-brings-tiger-beat-shreveport The Baton Rouge newspaperman who covered LSU football and basketball for 35 years is coming to Shreveport. From Sam King’s beginnings in the mid-50s at the "State-Times" before it merged with "The Advocate," he’d spend night and day hammering out stories. His signature cigar in his mouth. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:52:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42323 at http://wwno.org The Tolls Of Budget Cuts On Higher Education http://wwno.org/post/tolls-budget-cuts-higher-education After five years of steep budget cuts, some members of LSUnited, the faculty union, are hoping the legislature’s budget negotiations will raise enough revenue to prevent further cuts.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/05/050613_Faculty_Hopes_for_More_Revenue_Capitol_Access_final_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.15;">Lawmakers are looking at plans to cut tax exemptions and get rid of one-time funds, which might provide more stability to the state’s universities.</span><p>Michael Russo, a librarian and an instructor, said LSU’s finances are dismal.<p>"A half billion here, a half billion there," Russo said, "I don’t know what else they can cut."<p> Mon, 06 May 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 34747 at http://wwno.org Study Asks if Apps Can Help Pregnant Women Control Weight Gain http://wwno.org/post/study-asks-if-apps-can-help-pregnant-women-control-weight-gain <span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Dr. Karen Elkind-Hirsch is part of a group of researchers from Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Woman's Hospital who will be following 306 pregnant women with smartphones.</span><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/07/elkind_hirsch_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. Karen Elkind-Hirsch, Pennington Biomedical Research Center</a><p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 12:37:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 33240 at http://wwno.org Interviews: LSU's Daphne Cain, Rev. Raymond Jetson, Former Journalism Professor Jay Perkins http://wwno.org/post/interviews-lsus-daphne-cain-rev-raymond-jetson-former-journalism-professor-jay-perkins A visit with former state lawmaker Reverend Raymond Jetson, to discuss efforts to repeal incomes taxes at the State Capitol, and the Reverend's grassroots efforts to improve public schools in Baton Rouge.<p>Former LSU Journalism Professor Jay Perkins talks about media coverage of Governor Bobby Jindal, and the state of modern journalism in general.<p>Jim chats with Dr. Daphne Cain, of the LSU School of Social Work.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/04/JES_041513.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><em> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:41:00 +0000 Jim Engster 33137 at http://wwno.org Interviews: LSU Greats Kevin Mawae & Michael Papajohn http://wwno.org/post/interviews-lsu-greats-kevin-mawae-michael-papajohn A visit with former NFL great Kevin Mawae and actor Michael Papajohn; both former standouts at LSU, who'll be&#160;inducted into the university's Hall Of Distinction tonight.&#160;<p>John Price, with Mayor Holden's office and Camille Manning Broome, with the Center for Planning Excellence, discuss the Better Block Baton Rouge Project and plans for Government Street, in the Mid-city area.<p>Local attorney Beau Jones, with Bike Baton Rouge, who advocates for initiatives&#160;like the Better Block BR Project, to make the city more bicycle friendly.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/04/JES_041213 a.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><em> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:04:00 +0000 Jim Engster 33120 at http://wwno.org LSU Baseball Game Postponed Due To Rain http://wwno.org/post/lsu-baseball-game-postponed-due-rain <p>The Wally Pontiff, Jr. Classic matchup at Zephyr Field between Louisiana State University and Southern Mississippi has been postponed due to rain, the Zephyrs announced today.</p><p>The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. the game will instead feature a contest between the LSU Tigers and Southern University due to scheduling constraints.</p><p>The teams made the decision to cancel the game due to heavy rains that passed through the area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:15:21 +0000 Jason Saul 32515 at http://wwno.org Interviews: LSU Reveille Editor Andrea Gallo http://wwno.org/post/interviews-lsu-reveille-editor-andrea-gallo 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.<p>Conservative commentator Sherif Girgis discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's recent hearing of arguments for and against same-sex marriage.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/04/JES_040413.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:57:00 +0000 Jim Engster 32500 at http://wwno.org