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The Legacy of Governor Blanco and Her Focus on Education | 08/23/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

The Legacy of Governor Blanco

Three days of Celebration of Life services honor former Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. The state’s first female governor passed away last Sunday after a long battle with cancer.

Celebration of Life, August 22

Andre’ Moreau revisits the interfaith service at St. Joseph Cathedral, as well as the public events at the State Capitol. He discusses Blanco’s legacy with Stephen Barnes, Director of the Blanco Public Policy Center at UL-Lafayette.

Remembering Governor Blanco

We hear from guests and dignitaries who share their thoughts on the legacy of Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.

Governor Blanco's Focus on Education

Investing in and improving education was a cornerstone of Governor Blanco’s policies. Natasha Williams speaks with Tia Mills, President of Louisiana’s Association of Teachers, about that facet of the Governor’s legacy.

Video Postcards

A video look back at Thursday's Celebration of Life services for Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.

View More on Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Here


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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