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08:32-11:13 - Capital Roundup - It’s been another busy week in the Louisiana legislature with bills about transgender athletes and more. LPB’s Kara St. Cyr looks at the highlights of what’s happening in Baton Rouge.

11:13-17:12 - Rescue Plan Dollars: How Will They Be Spent - Louisiana is in line for big bucks from the Feds as Covid-19 stimulus funds are announced, but how will the dollars be spent? André Moreau talks with Robert Travis Scott, president of the government watchdog group Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) on where the money will go as well as about Louisiana’s own tax revamp ideas.

17:13-21:55 - Restaurants Return to Normal - Restaurants owners have waited for more than a year to return to “normal” business. However, those that survived the virus are having new problems: finding staff! Baton Rouge restaurant owner Deaton Trahan talks about the ongoing challenges brought about by the pandemic and the struggle to stay afloat.

21:55-26:28 - Covid-19: Vaccine Struggles - The struggle to get more people fully vaccinated continues, even as Pfizer announces younger teenagers are now eligible for the shots. Kara St. Cyr gives us the latest from Governor Edwards and health leaders as the state continues a return to normal operations.

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Louisiana: The State We're In - Louisiana's weekly news magazine. Issues affecting Louisiana are discussed.

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Louisiana: The State We’re In, Louisiana's only statewide news magazine, is in its 44th season on the air. The program airs Fridays at 7PM and Sundays at 4:30PM on the six-station LPB network that includes stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. It also streams at lpb.org/livetv and airs on LPB’s sister station WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans on Fridays at 7PM. Louisiana: The State We’re In, will begin airing on WYES-TV, the PBS station for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, beginning Friday, February 5 at 7:30PM.

This award-winning show combines in-depth coverage about the important issues in the state along with expert analysis. This includes continuing coverage on Louisiana’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Laura recovery efforts. Louisiana: The State We’re In has been a leader reporting on the Louisiana Legislature with a goal to explain how legislation affects the lives of the people of the state. During legislative sessions, the broadcast includes expanded interviews with lawmakers and policy experts. The program also features the art, culture, places and people that make Louisiana so unique, including stories about everyday citizens who are heroes and helpers to others in their communities.

In 1976, the show premiered with current LPB President & CEO Beth Courtney anchoring and producing. It is one of the longest-running television programs in the nation.

Louisiana: The State We’re In is anchored by Kara St. Cyr and Managing Editor Andre’ Moreau.

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