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05:53-10:11 - Arctic Blast Water Woes - Three of the state's largest cities had major problems water issues following the severe cold. LPB’s Andre' Moreau talks with Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins and Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter on the state of their water systems. He also talks with Shreveport’s Byrd High School teachers Amanda and Jerry Byrd about their efforts to deliver bottled water to people in northwest Louisiana.

10:13-12:20 - COVID-19: One Story - COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than a half-million Americans. In Louisiana, that number sits at more than 9-thousand. Though there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel, the human toll the virus has taken has devastated some families. One man says he has lost more than he can bear.

12:26-15:46 - Capitol Region’s Traffic Plans - What are the long-range traffic goals for the heavily congested Baton Rouge Metro? We get a look with MOVE2046, the Capitol Region’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). This plan is a federal requirement that’s updated every four years and establishes a shared vision for the future of transportation in the region and develops goals, strategies, and projects that will help achieve that vision over the next 25 years.

15:46-18:46 - Louisiana’s Litter Problem - Louisiana spends $40 million a year on litter removal, education and enforcement, yet litter continues to find its way into the state’s waterways, harming wildlife and creating flooding. What role can you play in solving the problem? We hear an excerpt from Louisiana's Public Square's broadcast on Litter in Louisiana.

18:47-24:47 - Louisiana’s Black Church: The Politics of Perseverance - LPB’s month-long look at “Louisiana’s Black Church” concludes. This week, Kara St. Cyr explores how Louisiana’s historical black churches are facing new challenges. She sits down with a member of the Greater United Baptist Church, a church targeted by terrorism in 2019. She also speaks with a Dillard University chaplain about youth involvement in the church.

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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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