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Panelist Bio

Kevin Kane
Pelican Institute for Public Policy

Kevin Kane serves as the president of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, which he founded in 2008. The Institute's mission is to promote freedom and prosperity in Louisiana. Kevin has helped advance this mission through work on policy issues including education, health care and criminal justice.

While The Pelican Institute does not have a formal position on the privatization of government services, it does promote policies that limit the scope and cost of government. If privatization is warranted, the Institute supports it only if it is done correctly.

Kevin is a native of New York and a graduate of Tulane University and the Loyola University School of Law, and is a fellow of the Loyola Institute of Politics. He sits on the board of the Choice Foundation, which operates three charter schools that opened after Hurricane Katrina. Kevin lives in New Orleans with his wife Lesley and their two children and never tires of exploring America’s most interesting city.

Current Topic

     03/18 - Making Schools Safe

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?
The school shooting in Broward County Florida that took the lives of 17 people has reignited the debate over how to make our schools safe. Energized students nationwide are calling for restricted access to certain guns. Congress is considering broader background checks and age limits on gun purchases. President Donald Trump is most enthusiastic about training school staff members to carry concealed weapons.

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? How would gun control proposals affect the 45% of Louisianans who own guns? What mental health services are available to prevent teenagers from acting out violently? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Making Schools Safe” airing Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and WLAE in New Orleans. (Taping Tuesday, March 27.)
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What challenges do our returning veterans face?

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How much does Louisiana spend on nursing homes versus home and community-based care?

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How widespread is the problem in our state? Take the survey!

     01/18 - Early Education Matters

Should early childhood education be a priority?

     12/17 - Healthy New Year! (Encore)

What is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture?

     10/17 - HIV/AIDS in Louisiana

How many people are living with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana and what resources are available to them?
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