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05:31-10:40 - PREPARING FOR A RETURN TO SCHOOL Teacher/Administrator Jonathan Loveall of East Feliciana Parish talks about how the schools there are preparing to implement the Department of Education’s guidelines for the reopening of schools this Fall. He discusses the many challenges they face keeping the children healthy while trying to reach their educational goals.

10:50-14:45 - PRISON INMATES & COVID-19 Sade Dumas of the Prison Reform Coalition talks about prisons and COVID-19 and what their organization is doing to try to have low risk prisoners released because of the high risk of getting the virus. She believes the reluctance of many jails and prisons to release inmates is because they get paid for each person they house. She says the issues are very political and her organization is asking the Governor to do more to help get inmates released before more die behind bars because of the Coronavirus.

14:55-20:43 - FINANCES AND FOOTBALL How would the shutdown of the LSU football season impact the LSU Athletic Department and the economy of the Capital region and the state? Right now, the plan is to play a season like any other, but a number of variables are in play that could change everything. Hear from lead State Economist Dr. Loren Scott and SEC Associate Commissioner Herb Vincent.

20:51-26:48 - A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM We visit to The West Baton Rouge Museum and talk with curator and director Angelique Bergeron about their six-acre facility which features historical and educational buildings and narratives.

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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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