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Kirby Goidel
Guest Host, Political Science & Mass Communication Professor at LSU

Kirby Goidel is a professor of political science and mass communication at Louisiana State University. He received his PhD from the University of Kentucky in 1993 and is the author of three books and over thirty journal articles. His latest book, America's Failed Experiment: How We The People Have Become the Problem was published in January 2014 by Rowman & Littlefield.

Current Topic


12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?

Recent Topics


11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?


10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

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