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Louisiana: The State We're In - Season 42

The Legacy of Governor Blanco and Her Focus on Education | 08/23/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Fixing Louisiana's Infrastructure, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, An Architectural Gem For Sale | 08/09/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Notre Dame, Hayride, Castle on the Hill, Melville's Water | 08/02/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

In Contempt?, Model Treatment, Youth and Guns, First-Generation Swimmers | 7/26/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, The Race to the Moon and the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, The 2019 Irish Film Festival | 7/19/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor Declares State of Emergency, Hurricane Season Forecast Model, Senator John Kennedy, Teens Against Gun Violence | 7/12/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Algae Overgrowth, Resolving Violence, Living in Peace, Giving Hope | 7/5/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

A Quest to End Violence, Innovation Park Turns 30, Incarcerated Women of Louisiana | 6/28/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Clearing Hurdles, Crude Oil, Sinking Cities Special Report | 6/21/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Dead Zone, Sinking Cities, Foster Care | 6/14/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Legislative Wrap-Up and Analysis, Remembering Leah Chase | 6/7/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Morganza Spillway, Ruston Update, Hurricane Season, World War II Museum | 5/31/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

LA SAFE, APSB Member Stanley Celestine, Jr., Chris Thomas King | 5/24/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

President Trump in Louisiana, A Lawsuit Against Drug Manufacturers, The State of TOPS Scholarships, Interview with Bubba Henry | 5/17/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

This Week in the Legislature, Northern Exposure, The Life of Doralice Fontane, Rural Life Museum | 5/10/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Legislative Wrap, Potential Education Legislation, Old State Capitol Restoration Anniversary, Inside the LSU Tiger Marching Band | 5/3/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Legislative Wrap, Legislative Youth Advisory Council, Victims, Death Penalty, Robo Calls | 4/26/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Legislative Update, Mayor of Shreveport, Crowdfunding Churches | 4/19/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Start of the Legislative Session, St. Landry Church Fires, 2019 Gubernatorial Forum, Hotel Bentley | 4/12/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor's Address to Open Legislative Session | 04/08/19

Governor John Bel Edwards addressed the opening of the state legislative session.

State Budget Plans, Recovery in Monroe, New Effort for Road Funds | 4/05/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

The Mueller Report, LSU Controversy, Folk Art in Chauvin | 3/29/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Shortened School Week, Rising Mississippi River, Modern Architecture | 3/22/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Crime Fighting, Louisiana Legislature, Survey Rankings, Mary McBride | 3/15/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Gender Pay Gap,Opioid Addiction, Opera | 3/8/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

CPRA Debt, Incarcerated, Prescription Drugs, Museum Tour | 3/1/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Leak Containment | Hazing | Carnival Masks | 2/22/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Louisiana Hayride, Lower Car Insurance, Coastal Restoration, 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes | 2/15/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Drinking Water in Melville, Biodegradable Mardi Gras Beads, 600 Year Old Canoes (Update) | 2/8/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

The Tax Break Trade-Off, Reducing Domestic Violence, Elementary Math + Good Grades = Success in Life | 02/01/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor's Race, Charter Schools, New Tech Infrastructure | 01/25/2019 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Farm Tariffs, Georgia-Pacific Layoffs, Government Shutdown | 1/18/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Spanish Lake Contamination, Louisianan's Limiting Incomes, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum | 1/11/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor John Bel Edwards Interview | 1/4/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

The Year in Review | 12/28/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Fiscal Cliff, Gun Violence in Schools, Sexual Harassment in State Government, Admissions Exceptions, Blanco Public Policy Center

Affordable Care Act, Economic Outlook, St. Joseph Cathedral, Governor’s Holiday Decorations | 12/21/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

State Department of Health, Climate Change, Sunshine Bridge Update | 12/14/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor's Race, Financial Aid, Poverty's Mortal Enemy, Pearl Harbor | 12/07/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

State Revenue Forecast, Mental/Addictive Crisis Options, Mary Manhein, Steele Burden | 11/30/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Report Cards, Admissions, Veterans, Jimmy Fitzmorris | 11/23/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

State of Journalism, Bastion, Admission Standards, Book Panel | 11/16/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Election Recap, Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan, Dr. Julian Bailes, Chitimacha Powwow | 11/09/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Synagogue Shootings, Real ID, Oil and Gas, Veteran’s Coming Home | 11/02/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Sunshine Bridge Closure, Election Day November 6, North Louisiana Hospitals, Louisiana Veterans Back Home | 10/26/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Sunshine Bridge, Unanimous Juries, Smartphone APP Detects Cancer Gene, Jim Taylor, Chitimacha Baskets | 10/19/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Secretary of State Candidates, Louisiana in DC, Voter Rights, Define Your Selfie | 10/12/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Airport Proposal Cancelled, PAR Amendment Guide, Dicamba Controversy, Wish to Fish | 10/05/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab Program, Political Polarization, Revisiting Reform, Fasting Rats | 09/28/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

State Contracts, Reducing Recidivism, Stand for Life, Chitimacha Canoe | 09/21/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

AG Speaks on Client Change, SNAP Work Requirements, Blanco Policy Center, Louisiana: The State We're In - 42 Years! | 09/14/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In


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Louisiana Public Square - 2019

Youth & Guns | July 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana leads the country in the rate of young people murdered through gun violence. Black youth are 14 times more likely to die at the hands of a gun than white teens. Additionally, the state has the second highest rate of children, aged 17 and younger, who are unintentionally shot. Why are Louisiana’s younger residents so vulnerable to gun violence? How does exposure to this violence affect their physical and mental well-being? What is the state doing to help confront the issue and where do gaps remain?

Legislative Wrap 2019 | June 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Teacher pay raises. A boost to the minimum wage. Legalizing sports betting. Advancing or abolishing Louisiana’s death penalty? These were some of the major issues considered over the course of the legislature’s 2019 Regular Session that began in April. For the first four months of the year, Louisiana Public Square thoroughly examined these topics through thoughtful conversation among stakeholders on both sides. This month, Louisiana Public Square takes a look back at the issues that made headlines and how each fared at the state capitol.

Sinking Louisiana | May 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Many scientists argue we are nearing a tipping point to save the coast, which demands “connecting the dots,” significant investment and a change in priorities. Louisiana Public Square, in partnership with public radio station WWNO, brings together coastal stakeholders, NGOs, researchers and industry leaders to explore strategies that reduce coastal land loss and protect lives. This program is made possible in part through funding from WNET and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The Penalty of Death | April 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Public Square brings together proponents and opponents of capital punishment to explore the debate.

What are the Odds? Sports Betting in Louisiana | March 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law prohibiting sports betting in all states but Nevada. Efforts in the legislature to allow sports gaming in Louisiana failed in 2018. This session will see a renewed push by lawmakers to allow sports betting with some supporting dedicating proceeds to early childhood education. What are the pros and cons of legalizing sports gaming? How would it be implemented in Louisiana? How much revenue could state government hope to see? And what are the challenges of dedicating another revenue stream? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “What are the Odds? Sports Betting in Louisiana” airing Wednesday, March 27 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Beyond the Minimum Wage | February 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana has the third highest poverty rate in the country. This year Governor John Bel Edwards will attempt once again to raise the minimum wage for Louisiana workers. His goal is $8.50 an hour phased in over two years. But is raising the minimum wage the answer to helping Louisiana residents get out of poverty? Or does the solution involve something more? Large numbers of high wage jobs go unfilled because employers can’t find qualified applicants. Nearly 55% of Louisiana adults lack a college degree or postsecondary credential. What is the state doing to train and further educate its citizens to obtain the skills to get a well-paying job? What programs are working and what challenges remain? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Beyond the Minimum Wage” Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD.

The Value of Teachers | January 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana public school teachers returning to the classroom in January, may see a pay increase on the horizon. Governor John Bel Edwards says his top priority for the 2019 legislative session is funding a teacher pay raise. Educators in the South earn an average of $50,955 annually, In Louisiana, the average is $49,745. But, some teacher advocates already are complaining that the Governor’s proposed $1,000 bump in pay is too low. So, what is an adequate raise? How will a salary increase and teacher retirement costs be funded? Should support staff be included in the mix? And what can local communities expect in exchange for higher teacher pay? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “The Value of Teachers” Wednesday, January 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Program recording Wednesday, January 16.) The panelists are: - Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie; Senate Education Committee - Michael Faulk, Louisiana Association of School Superintendents - Debbie Meaux, Louisiana Association of Educators - Donald Songy, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor John Bel Edwards Beth Courtney, LPB CEO, and Barry Erwin, president of the Council for A Better Louisiana, will host.


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