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April 2020 - Pulse of a Pandemic

In just a matter of months, a microscopic virus has wreaked havoc around the globe and here in Louisiana. The outbreak has caused deaths and illness while leaving stress and uncertainty in its wake.

Louisiana Public Square helps to bring clarity and calm in an hourlong special edition answering questions about the status of the epidemic in the state, financial assistance for those in need and economic concerns moving forward. Join Governor John Bel Edwards, members of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation, and other experts on “Pulse of a Pandemic” Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE and WYES.

LPB news reporter and anchor, Natasha Williams, moderates.

Our panelists will be:

  • Governor John Bel Edwards
  • Alex Billioux, MD, Louisiana Department of Health's Office of Public Health
  • Sarah Berthelot, Louisiana Association of United Ways
  • U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy
  • U.S. Rep. Garret Graves
  • Sec. Kimberly Robinson, Louisiana Department of Revenue
  • Loren C. Scott, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Economics at LSU

Join LPB in a live survey and text conversation:

Text COVID to (225) 263-4884 during the broadcast to share your thoughts about the issues.

Watch Wednesday at 7PM, Friday at 11PM & Sunday at 10AM.

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