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: October 10, 2018

    Oct 10, 2018

    This week Bayou to Beltway talks with Dr. Thomas Aiello who has written an important book on the issue of non-unanimous juries in Louisiana.

    Bayou to Beltway: October 3, 2018

    Oct 3, 2018

    This week Bayou to Beltway welcomes Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne.

    Bayou to Beltway: September 26, 2018

    Sep 26, 2018

    This week Guest Host Dr. Christie Maloyed speaks with Senator Mary Landrieu and Dean of Liberal Arts Jordan Kellman about the opening of the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center.

    This week Bayou to Beltway speaks with Norris Henderson and Ed Tarpley about the non-unanimous jury issue on the ballot November 6.

    Bayou to Beltway: September 12, 2018

    Sep 12, 2018

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