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Impact of COVID-19 on Child Safety, Checking-In on the Hotel Industry, One Foot in Front of the Other, Pedaling into Action, Reimagine Louisiana | 5/29/20 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Impact of COVID-19 on Child Safety

Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa Garner Walters talks about how the Coronavirus has impacted the focus of her work and increased worry about child safety at home.

Checking-In on the Hotel Industry

From staff layoffs to potential closings, how is the state hotel industry dealing with the pandemic? Hear from two of the state's top hotels leaders, Scott Michelet, President of the Baton Rouge Lodging Association and Ben Blackwell, President of the Louisiana Hotel Association. Both are GM's of hotels in Baton Rouge.

One Foot in Front of the Other

One woman's effort to raise money to help deliver meals to seniors. She ran 26 miles a day to raise money during the COVID-19 crisis.

Pedaling into Action

Front Yard Bikes is a nonprofit that helps kids at risk learn about bike mechanics and welding. Dustin Lafont heads up the organization and talks about how they switched gears during the pandemic to deliver food on bikes to those in need.

Reimagine Louisiana

Learn about a statewide social media network of more than 1,100 called "Reimagine Louisiana." It's being organized by Together Louisiana. The Governor is a featured speaker among mayors and religious leaders. What the dialogue hopes to achieve as the state slowly begins to open in the midst of COVID-19. ​

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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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