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Legislative Update, Mayor of Shreveport, Crowdfunding Churches | 4/19/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Legislative Update

The legislature is two weeks into the 2019 session. What are the highlights so far and what’s on the table for the coming weeks? In this wrap of the week’s activities, Andre Moreau talks with Greg Hilburn of USA Network and Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana about the biggest news so far from the legislature and more.

Mayor of Shreveport

Adrian Perkins, a Shreveport native, a West Point and Harvard grad was a political novice when he entered the race to be Shreveport’s’ next mayor and won. This week he came to the capital city to talk with legislators about his region and what’s needed for the future. Natasha Williams speaks with him about the needs of north Louisiana and what he hopes to accomplish during his visit with lawmakers.

Crowdfunding Churches

A crowdfunding campaign for the three African American churches gutted by arson is urging people not to forget their plight in the aftermath the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral. In Louisiana, religion and culture are one. As you pass through cities and towns large and small, you see one predominant theme: large, imposing churches and cathedrals. Andre Moreau talks with Michael Desmond, a professor of architecture at LSU and director of graduate studies at LSU about the history and importance of these structures to the community and culture of Louisiana.

Legislative Session Coverage


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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