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03:56-09:44 Budget Billions

LPB’s Andre’ Moreau sits down with Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne to discuss the billion-plus dollar surplus Louisiana will have in its budget, largely because of money Washington has given states to deal with economic recovery from the pandemic.

09:57-15:16 STAR Scorecard

STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response) hands out its Legislative Scorecard for this year, plus weighs in on what still may come in the wake of the firing of LSU coach Ed Orgeron and sexual assault victims coming forward about allegations against a former LSU grad student from France. Andre’ Moreau talks with Star Founder and CEO Racheal Hebert and legal counsel Morgan Lamanadre.

15:29-20:03 COVID Vaccines & Pregnancy

The number of COVID cases may be trending downward, but for pregnant women, the risk is still high. Dawn Hebert shares the heartbreaking story of losing her 24-year-old pregnant daughter to the virus, and shares an urgent message for mothers-to-be.

20:28-25:08 Safe Haven: Louisiana’s Green Book

Many in Louisiana can remember a time when something as simple as filling up your gas tank was potentially dangerous for African-Americans. In this episode of LPB’s digital-first series “Safe Haven,” Kara St. Cyr visits the historic African-American town of Scotlandville to meet former House Representative Dalton Honore at the once-prominent Horatio’s Esso Service Station #2. They discuss the importance of service stations in the Green Book and the Civil Rights movement.

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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 45th 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 and on WYES-TV, the PBS station for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, 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 This includes continuing coverage on Louisiana’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricanes Ida and 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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