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8:14 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright; Appearances Are Up To Mike

Mike VI.
Credit Louisiana State University

While Louisiana State University’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, is a fan favorite, he doesn’t always pounce at the opportunity to make public appearances. According to LSU vets, it’s a decision that’s completely up to him because he’s never sedated nor forced to go into the stadium.

The adult male tiger arrived on LSU’s campus in 2007. Since then, he’s appeared in 32 of the 43 home games and welcomed by roaring fans. 

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WRKF
5:37 am
Fri August 15, 2014

More Money for Student Athletes May Not Mean More for Education

Originally published on Sun August 17, 2014 11:54 am

College football season is upon us. The first regular season game for the LSU Tigers is in two weeks. Playoffs debut this year. And the Tigers will have a new starting quarterback. There are major shifts happening off the field for Division I programs too.

Brad Wolverton is a reporter with the Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington D.C. and has been following the NCAA action.


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Music
3:45 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

How Do You Wring Sound From Sculpture? It Takes A 'Quiet Pride'

Rufus Reid has played with just about everybody in the mainstream jazz world. His latest project, Quiet Pride, is based on works by the late sculptor and civil rights activist Elizabeth Catlett.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun May 18, 2014 10:24 am

Bassist and composer Rufus Reid has been playing jazz for half a century. He's worked with just about everyone, from saxophonists Dexter Gordon and Stan Getz to singer Nancy Wilson and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

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WRKF
6:03 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Discussing The Legacy of Former Gov. Edwin Edwards

Originally published on Sat September 7, 2013 8:28 am

Former governor Edwin Edwards and his biographer Leo Honeycutt will be on stage at LSU’s Union Theater Sunday with renowned talk show host Larry King.

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WRKF
8:26 am
Sat August 31, 2013

MONDAY: LSU Stadium Announcer Dan Borne, Author Samuel Friedman

Originally published on Mon September 2, 2013 10:07 am

Dan Borne, the "Voice of the Valley" at LSU's Tiger Stadium for 28 seasons.

Sports Author Samuel Friedman on his book, "Breaking the Line", about Grambling State University

 

 

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Red River Radio
12:52 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Veteran sportswriter Sam King brings 'Tiger Beat' to 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. He’s the author of  "Tiger Beat." It’s an illustrated history of LSU’s football and basketball programs through King’s eyes.

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WRKF
6:02 am
Mon May 6, 2013

The Tolls Of Budget Cuts On Higher Education

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 9:46 am

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.

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.

Michael Russo, a librarian and an instructor, said LSU’s finances are dismal.

"A half billion here, a half billion there," Russo said, "I don’t know what else they can cut."

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Science & Health
7:37 am
Sun April 14, 2013

Study Asks if Apps Can Help Pregnant Women Control Weight Gain

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:08 pm

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.


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WRKF
12:41 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Interviews: LSU's Daphne Cain, Rev. Raymond Jetson, Former Journalism Professor Jay Perkins

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 10:07 am

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.

Former LSU Journalism Professor Jay Perkins talks about media coverage of Governor Bobby Jindal, and the state of modern journalism in general.

Jim chats with Dr. Daphne Cain, of the LSU School of Social Work.

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WRKF
9:04 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Interviews: LSU Greats Kevin Mawae & Michael Papajohn

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 11:00 am

A visit with former NFL great Kevin Mawae and actor Michael Papajohn; both former standouts at LSU, who'll be inducted into the university's Hall Of Distinction tonight. 

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.

Local attorney Beau Jones, with Bike Baton Rouge, who advocates for initiatives like the Better Block BR Project, to make the city more bicycle friendly.

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