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Panelist Bio


Milton J. Bailey
President, Louisiana Housing Finance Agency

Milton J. Bailey has over twenty-five years of experience in housing and community development, tax-exempt financing, and investment banking. He joined the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency on August 9, 2006, after serving as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency from 1994 to 1999 and again from 2001 until 2006.

From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Bailey served as the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development; and from 1993 to 1994 he served as the Deputy Director for the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. From 1991 until 1993, Mr. Bailey was an Associate Vice President for Public Finance with the investment banking firm Legg Mason Wood Walker, Incorporated. Between 1982 and 1991, he established and managed the District of Columbia's Public and Private Activity Revenue Bond Program.

Mr. Bailey was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and attended international schools in Baghdad, Iraq; Teheran, Iran; and Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his undergraduate work at Boston University in 1976 and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program as a Fannie Mae Fellow in 1996.

Current Topic


     05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.

So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? What role has the downsizing of traditional media played in creating a gap in coverage and possibly, community trust? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, how can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “News about the News” airing Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, May 22)

Our panelists are:
• Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy, LSU Manship School
• Jarvis DeBerry, Deputy Opinion Editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune
• Peter Kovacs, Editor, The Advocate
• Lance Porter, Director, LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and journalist and political historian, Bob Mann moderate the discussion. The program features interviews with Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Ray Pingree, Associate Professor wth the LSU Manship School of Communication; John DeSantis, Senior Staff Writer for The Houma Times and Judi Terzotis, president of The Advocate.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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