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12/10 - Louisiana Giving: Charity 2010

11/10 - Combating Crime in Louisiana

10/10 - Immigration Reform in Louisiana

09/10 - Charter Schools in Louisiana

08/10 - Crisis in the Gulf: The Oil Spill and Louisiana

07/10 - Louisiana Grown: Agriculture Across the State

06/10 - Healthcare Reform: A Louisiana Perspective (ENCORE SHOWING)

05/10 - Church and the Bayou State: Religion in Louisiana

04/10 - Are Politics Destroying Democracy?

03/10 - Higher Ed Challenges and Opportunities

02/10 - Educational Race to Reform

01/10 - Streamlining Louisiana 2010

12/09 - The Best of Louisiana Public Square 2009

11/09 - Technology in Louisiana

10/09 - Crime in Louisiana

08/09 - Hurricane! Lessons Learned: A Special Edition - Louisiana

09/09 - Health Care Reform: A Louisiana Perspective

08/09 - Hurricane! Lessons Learned: A Special Edition - Mississippi

08/09 - Hurricane! Lessons Learned: A Special Edition

07/09 - Louisiana’s Dropout Problem (Encore Showing)

06/09 - Legislative Review 2009

05/09 - The Power of Social Networking

04/09 - Legislative Preview 2009

03/09 - Louisiana’s Dropout Problem

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     09/18 - Revisiting Reform

Are the criminal justice reforms working as intended?
In 2017, Louisiana’s legislature passed the Justice Reinvestment Act, which sought to reduce the state’s highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate. The bill was championed by Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards and received bipartisan support including from community and business leaders. Now, just over a year later, the legislation has become a political football. State Attorney General Jeff Landry and Senator John Kennedy, both Republicans considering a run against Edwards in 2019, suggest that the reform package is a failure. They cite murders committed by two inmates released since the Act’s implementation.

Are the criminal justice reforms working as intended? Has the legislation put more residents in harm’s way or are plea deals part of the problem?

Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Revisiting Reform” Wednesday, September 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Our panelists are:
• E. Pete Adams, Executive Director, La. District Attorneys Association
• Alanah Hebert, ACLU of Louisiana & Justice Reinvestment Task Force
• Andrew Hundley, Louisiana Parole Project
• Sec. Jimmy LeBlanc, La. Department of Corrections

The program features interviews with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry; Rep. Terry Landry, D- New Iberia, with the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Council; Deputy Assistant Secretary Natalie Laborde, with the Louisiana Department of Corrections; and Stephanie Riegel, editor of the Baton Rouge Business Report.

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and professor Robert Mann with the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication host the show.

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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     05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges do our returning veterans face?

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     10/18 - Louisiana Veterans Back Home

What are the programs and initiatives helping our veterans successfully transition to civilian life?

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