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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.

 

    Bayou to Beltway: October 21, 2020

    Oct 21, 2020

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


    Bayou to Beltway: October 14, 2020

    Oct 14, 2020

    Wednesday at 12:30 and Saturday at 5:30, Bayou to Beltway welcomes three guests who are changing the educational landscape in Acadiana. I’m joined by Dr. Anna Osland, Director of Workforce and Policy Initiatives at OneAcadiana, Mr. Todd Mouton executive director of the Pugh Foundation and Mr. Ryan Domengeuax Executive director of the William C. Schumacher Family Foundation. These able persons are the brains and initiative behind the Love our Schools Link and Learn initiative. An initiative that seeks to bring internet connectivity to every student in Acadiana. We discuss the origin of Link and Learn in the recognition that all student in Acadiana don’t have the technology they need to access education, particularly during a pandemic. We explore the short and long term goals of Link and Learn, focusing on outcomes both short and long-term. Listen in Wednesday at 12:30 and Saturday at 5:30 as Bayou to Beltway welcomes Anna Osland, Todd Mouton and Ryan Domengeaux to talk about Link to Learn, providing internet access to students in our area.


    Bayou to Beltway: October 7, 2020

    Oct 7, 2020

    Wednesday at 12:30 and Saturday at 5:30, Bayou to Beltway welcomes three guests who are changing the educational landscape in Acadiana. I’m joined by Dr. Anna Osland, Director of Workforce and Policy Initiatives at OneAcadiana, Mr. Todd Mouton executive director of the Pugh Foundation and Mr. Ryan Domengeuax Executive director of the William C. Schumacher Family Foundation. These able persons are the brains and initiative behind the Love our Schools Link and Learn initiative. An initiative that seeks to bring internet connectivity to every student in Acadiana. We discuss the origin of Link and Learn in the recognition that all student in Acadiana don’t have the technology they need to access education, particularly during a pandemic. We explore the short and long term goals of Link and Learn, focusing on outcomes both short and long-term. Listen in Wednesday at 12:30 and Saturday at 5:30 as Bayou to Beltway welcomes Anna Osland, Todd Mouton and Ryan Domengeaux to talk about Link to Learn, providing internet access to students in our area.


    Bayou to Beltway: September 30, 2020

    Sep 30, 2020

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


    Bayou to Beltway: September 23, 2020

    Sep 23, 2020

    Bayou to Beltway welcomes journalist Christiaan Mader to the show this week. Mr. Mader, the editor of local publication, The Current, brings his vast experience and knowledge about the nitty gritty of Lafayette politics to talk about the issues currently roiling the Hub City, including police reform after the shooting of Trayford Pellerin, the continuing crisis in Parish and City finances, the attack on the arts and performances in Lafayette, and the struggle to provide services equally to all parts of Lafayette Parish.


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