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Play Button  Extra - Survey Demographics - LSU Public Policy Research Lab Director Mike Henderson explains how their midterm survey was conducted to be representative of the state.
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Play Button  Extra - Majors Matter - Robert Newman, Ph.D., with the EJ Ourso College of Business at LSU says Louisiana gender pay gap statistics are “rather meaningless.”
Play Button  Extra - Affordable Care Act and employers - LSU economist Robert Newman, Ph.D. touches on the challenges that the Affordable Care Act poses to employers.

10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?

In November, Louisiana voters will be heading to the polls to decide who will represent them in Washington, D.C. In October, Louisiana Public Square explores what the priorities should be for the state’s congressional delegation. Should the focus be on job creation or tax relief? Should more funds go towards coastal restoration or securing the Southern border? Are maintaining federal agriculture subsidies more important than lowering the ozone threshold? And what role should the state’s delegation play in the future of the Affordable Care Act? Join us as Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities” Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD. (Taping date: Thursday, October 16.)

Panelists:
• Pearson Cross, Ph.D., Political Science Department Chair, ULL
• Jan Moller, president, Louisiana Budget Project
• James Richardson, Ph.D., Economist, LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business
• Stephen Waguespack, president, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

Backgrounder

LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab surveyed 1,021 adult Louisiana residents -- including 944 registered voters -- from Aug. 14 to Sept. 7 – about the midterm Congressional election.

Over 80% of people surveyed said The Economy will be the most important factor in their decision of how to vote while 78% named Foreign Policy and National Security. The Affordable Care Act and the Budget Deficit were next in line, indicated by 73% and 71% of respondents respectively.

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Louisiana Election Information – Provided by Louisiana’s Secretary of State’s Office

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Guide to constitutional amendments – Provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana

2014 Louisiana Election Survey – Provided by LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab


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     08/18 - The Power of Reading

How can we make inroads to improve adult literacy in Louisiana and champion a joy of reading from pre-school into adulthood?
The ability to read sets the foundation of who we are and what we can be. Through reading we expand our world, learn new things and increase our base of knowledge. In fact, a parent’s reading level is the greatest factor in a child’s academic success. Children who can’t read proficiently by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.

In Louisiana, 20 percent of adults are illiterate – five points higher than the national rate. How is Louisiana combatting its illiteracy problem across generational lines? How can we make inroads to improve adult literacy in Louisiana and champion a joy of reading from pre-school into adulthood?

Louisiana Public Square: The Power of Reading looks for answers and explores the value of lifelong reading through the lens of the PBS series The Great American Read Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recorded Tuesday, August 14 in the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion at Baton Rouge Community College.)

Our panelists are:
- Linda-Marie Barrett, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
- Rebecca Hamilton, MLIS; Louisiana State Librarian
- Danny Heitman; Journalist and Louisiana author
- Miranda Restovic, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH).
- Gary Robertson; Adult Literacy Advocates

The program features interviews with John Cavalier, owner of Cavalier House Books; Gary Robertson, Executive Director of Adult Literacy Advocates; representatives from the LEH PRIME TIME intergenerational reading program, and Superintendent John White with the Louisiana Department of Education.

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Robyn Merrick, Southern University VP of External Affairs, 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.

This episode of Louisiana Public Square is underwritten by Community Coffee’s Cash for Schools Program, the Louisiana Forestry Association, LSU Press and the Southern Independent Booksellers’ Authors Round the South.

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