1130AM LRN News

The Board of Regents unveiled a new 18 hour certificate program designed to build STEM skills. On a national level, there’s been some calls for a reorientation in higher ed towards more compressed, career-oriented education instead of the broad liberal arts education most students receive. Commissioner of Higher Ed Kim Hunter Reed says you’ll likely see more of this in the future as well.
Cut 12 (12) “…responsive.”
The program was requested by companies, including CenturyLink, DXC and IBM.
State Police are being sent in large numbers to New Orleans for carnival. Trooper Melissa Matey says LSP will be deploying over 170 troopers to the area in plainclothes and in uniform.
Cut 4 (11) “…also the FBI.”
A recent spike in fatal motorcycle accidents has highway safety advocates asking motorists to be more mindful of those on two wheels. Highway Safety Commission spokesperson Mark Lambert says the most recent numbers show that in 2017, 96 motorcycle drivers were killed in crashes on Louisiana roads.
Cut 15 (08) “and not up.”
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is looking for anyone willing to lease their land to hunters for the opening day of dove season in September. Research and Survey Program Manager Jeffrey Duguay says it’s a decent little payday for plots of farm land over 50 acres that likely won’t be used anymore by September 7th.
Cut 8 (07) “…from there.”
The minimum payout is 950 dollars.