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12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

With Louisiana’s gubernatorial election finally over, LPB joins with the LSU Manship School of Mass Communications to review the 2015 race to the Governor’s Mansion. Campaign managers, journalists, political analysts and pundits explore the spirited contest and the winning strategy. Panelists also examine the role that money from Super PACs played in the contest. Catch “Election 2015: An Analysis” Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The first panel will cover Campaign, Strategy & Analysis.
Moderators are:
• Shauna Sanford, Louisiana Public Broadcasting
• Elizabeth Crisp, The Advocate
Panelists are:
• Ryan Cross, Campaign Manager, Scott Angelle
• Ryan Fletcher, media consultant, Scott Angelle
• Jay Vicknair, Campaign Manager, Jay Dardenne
• Mary Patricia Wray, Communications Director, John Bel Edwards
• Jared Arsement, media consultant, John Bel Edwards
• Kyle Ruckert, Campaign Manager, David Vitter

The second panel explores Super PAC’s & the 2015 Campaign Moderators are:
• Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press
• Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune
Panelists are:
• Joel DiGrado, Fund for Louisiana’s Future
• Trey Ourso, Gumbo PAC

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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.)

Our panelists are:
• Sheriff Jason Ard, Livingston Parish
• Betty Muller, M.D., Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
• Scott Richard, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia

The program features interviews with Bossier Parish School Superintendent Scott Smith; Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington; Director of Security for Bossier Parish Schools, Lt. Adam Johnson; and Meagan Medley, Ph.D., a nationally-certified school psychologist and assistant professor at Nicholls State University. LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and LPB news anchor, Andre’ Moreau, will moderate the discussion.

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