Louisiana: The State We're In

Louisiana: The State We're In - Season 42

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

A Debate About Farm Tariffs • The week began with a visit to New Orleans by President Trump, where he spoke to the American Farm Bureau Federation about tariffs. Dr. Charles Boustany, who has represented south Louisiana in congress for over a decade, was at the event. He has teamed up with a non-partisan campaign called "Tariffs Hurt the Heartland," a movement opposed to the use of tariffs. Dr. Boustany speaks with Andre’ about his concerns for the state farmers. • • What the Government Shutdown Means for Louisiana • The government shutdown has become the longest in U.S. history. Jan Moller of the Louisiana Budget Project, who keeps watch on public policy and how it affects the state’s low to moderate income families, and Marketa Garner Walters from the Department Of Children And Family Services, discuss the impact the shutdown is having on people in Louisiana. • • Layoffs at Georgia-Pacific • Georgia-Pacific’s decision to stop producing office paper at its plant in Port Hudson will mean the layoff of 650 people, and it has experts adding up the losses. An LSU Agriculture Center economic model says the ripple effect could impact more than 2,100 jobs across the state. This calculates to nearly $188 million in labor income. Just over a decade ago, when international paper closed in Bastrop, it cut the heart out of the northeast Louisiana city. Andre’ discusses the current situation with Dr. Jim Richardson, director of public administration at the Ourso College of business at LSU. • •

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

A story as familiar to Louisiana as our humidity continues to play out in an area about 30 miles southeast of Baton Rouge. The Spanish Lake sub basin, an ecological jewel, became the workplace of big oil over 80 years ago. One group says that Shell Oil Company drilling has caused salt kills and aquifer contamination. Shell saying it’s not their fault. Andre Moreau talks with Scott Nesbit, Wetland Ecologist, Specialist in the Field and Patrick Courreges, Dept. Of Natural Resources, about the situation. | A report is out this week putting a spotlight on a big number of people in the state who work hard at Low Paying jobs. They have little or no savings and are one emergency from falling into poverty. The ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) report details this information. Sarah Berthelot, Head of the Louisiana Association of United Ways, outlines the details and explains why it’s important that every Louisianan understand this news. | Completed in 1939 as part of the new deal’s public works projects, the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport is an architectural jewel built in the ultra-modern style of the time. The museum offers all sorts of fascinating dioramas depicting life in these lands across the centuries. Curator Nita Cole introduces us to many of the museum’s most fascinating exhibits, some of which are not actually dioramas at all.

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

Kick off 2019 with a one-on-one comprehensive interview with Governor John Bel Edwards. LPB News Anchor Andre’ Moreau sits down with the Governor as he discusses the Trump Administration’s significant report on climate change and how the state’s coastal restoration experts have, for years, factored in such aspects as sea level rise in the Coastal Master Plan. Plus, the Governor talks about his relationship with the President, the importance of bi-partisanship, the big achievements in healthcare and the economy and challenges ahead. He discusses the Industrial Tax Exemption Program and whether we are seeing any benefits to the reforms that the he ordered. Finally, the Governor discusses his re-election plans and reminisces about how he was brought up, what he learned from his parents and how he carries those lessons with him in his daily life as Louisiana’s Governor.

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

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

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

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

State Revenue Forecast, Mental/Addictive Crisis Options, Mary Manhein, Steele Burden

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

About

Louisiana: The State We’re In, Louisiana's only statewide news magazine and one of the longest running television programs in the nation, is in its 42nd 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 airs on LPB’s sister station WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans on Fridays at 7PM.

This award-winning show combines in-depth coverage about the important issues in the state along with expert analysis of those issues. This includes continuing coverage of stories like the lasting effect of the BP oil spill on Louisiana’s coastline, the devastating floods of 2016, or the continuing coverage of healthcare, education and state budget issues.

Since its inception in 1976, “Louisiana: The State We’re In” has been a leader in coverage of the Louisiana Legislature. Its goal has always been to explain how legislation will affect the lives of the people of the state. That coverage expands during the legislative session to include daily updates and a wrap up of the week’s events on the Friday broadcast that features live interviews with lawmakers and experts on legislation.

The program also features stories on the art, culture and the people and places that make Louisiana so unique.

Archived episodes are also available in our Video Archive.


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