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New Leadership, Legislative Session Hot Topics, Grammy Educator of the Year, Follow-Up | 2/14/20 | Louisiana: The State We're In

New Leadership

Both the Senate and the House have new legislative leaders. Discover what they hope to accomplish during the upcoming session.

Legislative Session Hot Topics

State lawmakers are less than a month away from tackling the first session of the year. Andre’ Moreau talks with two political reporters to get their take on likely hot topics.

Grammy Educator of the Year

What’s his secret? Natasha Williams talks with Band Director Mickey Smith, Jr. of Maplewood Middle School in Sulphur, winner of the 2020 Grammy Educator of the Year Award. Smith has seen his band grow from 28 members to more than 200!


A senior citizen prevails over what he calls an alarm system scam. Find out how.

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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 43rd 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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Watch online at video.lpb.org.

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