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Bengal Business
Final Monday of Every Month @ 7:30 p.m.

Archived Bengal Business Episodes

The Bengal Business Radio Show examines a wide range of business topics across industries and highlights the impact of our ISU College of Business faculty and alumni.  Each episode features an ISU College of Business alumni who is a senior executive at a leading organization sharing their experiences, thoughts on current business related events, and advice for business professionals and entrepreneurs.  In addition, each episode features an interview with an ISU College of Business professor where they discuss their research,  the impact it has on helping to solve current business problems and innovative things they are working on in the classroom.

The theme music for this show was composed by Nick Thompson, a student in the Idaho State University Commercial Music Program

Latest Episodes
  • The April 2022 episode of the Bengal Business Radio Show features a conversation with College of Business Alumni Derek Moss. In the second half of the program our host, Dean Shane Hunt, welcomes Dr. Robert Tokle, Professor of Economics at ISU.
  • The March 2022 episode of the Bengal Business Radio Show features a conversation with ISU College of Business alum and legendary CEO Mike Ruettgers about his transformational gift that created the new Walter P. Brown Center for Sales Excellence and the Orin C. Smith Global Finance Lab. In the second half of the show, Dean Shane Hunt visits with Professor of Marketing Dr. Sandra Smith about her career at ISU and the future of Marketing.
  • The February 2022 episode of Bengal Business Radio show features a conversation with Marc McDonald, CFO with United Heritage Insurance and ISU Alumnus. In the second half of the program our host, Dean Shane Hunt, welcomes Dr. Bob Picard, Chair of the ISU Accounting Department.
  • The January 2022 edition of Bengal Business Radio Show is hosted by Dr. Shane Hunt, Dean of the ISU College of Business. Dean Hunt welcomes Julie Frischmann, a Professor at the ISU College of Business. Also, Dean Hunt welcomes Jack Bradley, the Systems Administrator for ISU College of Science and Engineering, and a Professor of the ISU Informatics program.
  • Join Dr. Shane Hunt as he discusses the career journey of Josh Thompson, Alumnus of ISU College of Business. Also, Dean Hunt welcomes Dr. Justin Wood, Professor of Accounting at ISU.
  • The November edition of Bengal Business Radio Show is hosted by Dr. Shane Hunt, Dean of the ISU College of Business. Dean Hunt welcomes the Development Director for the ISU College of Business, Catherine Rider, and Department Chair for ISU Management and Marketing, Dr. Neil Tocher.
  • Join Dr. Shane Hunt as he discusses the exciting things happening in community banking with Todd Cooper, President and CEO of Idaho First Bank. Also, Dean Hunt welcomes Dr. Yan Chen, Professor of Management at ISU. They discuss the challenges facing human resource managers moving forward with the pandemic.
  • Join Dr. Shane Hunt as he discusses risk management, hedging and current inflationary environment with Katie Chikonde, Director of Capital Markets at Go Mortgage. Also, Dean Hunt welcomes Dr. Kenneth Khang, Professor of Finance at ISU. They discuss current the exciting opportunities with the new Student Management Investment Fund.
  • This edition of the Bengal Business Radio Show features an interview with current ASISU President Zane Webb, and Marketing Professor John Nye.
  • In the July, 2021 episode of the Bengal Business Radio Show Dr. Shane Hunt visits with ISU alumnus Paris Cole of Truckstop.com about managing after the pandemic and some of the unique challenges he’s facing. Then, Dean Hunt welcomes Dr. Karl Geisler, ISU professor of Economics, for a conversation about inflation and when we might see prices stabilize.