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Louisiana: The State We're In - Season 41

University Admissions Changes, Agriculture Update, Medical Marijuana and Insurance, Louisiana Film Trail | 09/07/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

University Admissions Changes, Agriculture Update, Medical Marijuana and Insurance, Louisiana Film Trail | 09/07/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

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Feed Your Soul, LSU Football Season Kickoff, Not-so Gold Standard, Whooping Crane Comeback | 8-31-18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

August 31, 2018 Feed Your Soul, LSU Football Season Kickoff, Not-so Gold Standard, Whooping Crane Comeback

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West Nile, School Safety, Louisiana Public Square, Rodents of Unusual Size, Lazy Lester | 08/24/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

West Nile, School Safety, Louisiana Public Square, Rodents of Unusual Size, Lazy Lester | 08/24/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

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Challenges and Opportunities, Time Capsule, Bogalusa Civil Rights March, Art and Recovery | 08/10/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Challenges and Opportunities, Time Capsule, Bogalusa Civil Rights March, Art and Recovery | 08/10/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

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Bossier Schools, Legislature Wrap, Accordions, Paradise or Problem? | 06/29/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Bossier Schools, Legislature Wrap, Accordions, Louisiana: Sportsman's Paradise or Problem?

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Last Minute Collapse, Roseau Cane Die Off, Disappearing Pine Snake, Remembering D-Day | 06/13/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Disappearing Pine Snake, Last Minute Collapse, Roseau Cane Die Off, Remembering D-Day ** THE SPECIAL SESSION CONVENES AT 4 P.M. ON MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018. **

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Governor’s Address, John McKeithen, McCoy v Louisiana, Public Square, Fishing for a Cause | Louisiana: The State We're In | 05/25/18

Governor’s Address, Remembering John McKeithen, McCoy v Louisiana, Public Square, Fishing for a Cause

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Legislative Update, Oil and Budget, Plessy v Ferguson, 2018 Louisiana Legends | Louisiana: The State We're In | 05/18/18

Legislative Update, Oil and Budget, Supreme Court Decision, 2018 Louisiana Legends | Louisiana: The State We're In | 05/18/18 Andre' Moreau and Kelly Connelly Spires take a look at the current state of the Legislative Session, oil's impact on the budget, Plessy v Ferguson, and our 2018 Louisiana Legends. Watch the full episode online or any time at www.lpb.org!

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Eligibility Notices, Laws and Impact, Artistic Focal Point | Louisiana: The State We're In | 05/11/18

Andre' Moreau and Kelly Connelly Spires take a look at the Louisiana Department of Health notices mailed out this week, laws passed in our nation's capitol and their impact, and the artistic focal point of Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. Watch the full episode online or any time at www.lpb.org!

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Budget, Trade, Festivals, Health | Louisiana: The State We're In | 05/04/18

Session Report, Louisiana Agriculture, Festival Capital of the World, Prescription for Health

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Budget, Child Abuse Prevention, Fighting AIDS, Hansberry | Louisiana: The State We're In | 04/20/18

State Budget, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Women Fighting AIDS, Lorraine Hansberry

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Louisiana: The State We’re In - 04/06/18

Reporter Round Table, Chinese Tariffs Hit Home, Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

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Investigation Update, Pension Reform, Making Schools Safe, CAMD on Poverty Point | 03/30/18 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Get the latest on the Alton Sterling case, see how pension reform may benefit you, take a look at making schools safe, and see how Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices(CAMD) takes a new look at old artifacts from Poverty Point World Heritage Site.

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 03/23/18

One-on-one with LSU President F. King Alexander. Are lawmakers poised to push along the most gambling changes since the industry was legalized 25 years ago? Horse racing in Louisiana with the approach of the Louisiana Derby. Kelly Spires will take a look at a little known Louisiana industry.

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 03/16/18

Lawmakers began the regular session of the Legislature. What is the quality of the water we drink in Louisiana? LSU Gymnastics coach D-D Breaux is riding the wave of another SEC Championship.

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 03/09/18

Stalemate in the Legislature, Steel Tariffs in Louisiana, Penguin Discovery

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 03/02/18

State of Emergency, Call for Resignation, Where's Winter?, At the Capitol

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 02/23/18

Negotiations Stall, Speaking Out: The Gun Debate, Billy Graham’s Louisiana Connection, Young Heroes

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 02/16/18

State Budget, History Investigator, Tell Them We Are Rising, Women in Agriculture

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 02/09/18

Reporter Round Table, TOPS, Creole Cowboy History

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 02/02/18

State Budget, House Speaker Taylor Barras, Washington Impact, LSU's Center for River Studies

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 01/26/18

Budget, Dr. Monty Sullivan Interview, Community and Technical College System, Early Education Matters, Mt. Zion Baptist Church 160th Anniversary

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 01/19/18

Budget Interview with Greg Hilburn, Gerrymandering Panel, Winter Weather, Louisiana Agriculture

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 01/12/18

Preserving the Archives, Infrastructure Solutions, State Parks System

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 01/05/18

Louisiana Business and Politics, Restore Louisiana Update, Black Holes

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 12/22/17

SPECIAL EDITION: One-on-One with Governor John Bel Edwards

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 12/15/17

Nursing Homes, Roseau Cane Revisited, Louisiana Art and Science Museum

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 12/08/17

Mike Edmonson, Robert Travis Scott Interview, CABL Panel, Snow Day

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 12/01/17

Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace, Gulf Oil Spill Effect on Environment, GOP Tax Plan, Clélie Stone, the granddaughter of Justin Wilson

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 11/24/17

Gerrymandering, Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?, Donna Brazile - Hacks, Bengal Belle

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 11/17/17

Digital Transformation Center, Governor’s Mansion Restoration Project, Chasing the Dream

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 11/10/17

USDA Wetlands Reserve, Hollywood South, Veteran’s Day

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 11/03/17

Governor John Bel Edwards in Puerto Rico, Louisiana’s children in poverty, LSU’s Center for River Studies, Alexandria Museum of Art

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 10/27/17

Baton Rouge Hotel Tax, Prison Reform, HIV/AIDS in Louisiana, Fats Domino

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 10/20/17

Buddy Roemer’s Book, Scopena: A Memoir of Home, Invasive Species Spread in Louisiana, New Orleans Artist Jacqueline Bishop

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 10/13/17

The Story of Pilot Barry Seal, Reentry Support, Election Day Decisions, Louisiana Film Prize

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 10/06/17

Massacre Aftermath, Las Vegas, Farm Bill, LIGO, Nobel Prize, Direct Primary Care, Gun Violence Interview, Ralph Abraham Interview

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 09/29/17

Saints Protest, Puerto Rico Power Loss, Healthcare Vote, Taxes

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 09/22/17

State elections, accused murderer stopped, Jewish and Muslim faiths new year in September

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Louisiana: The State We're In - 09/15/17

Charter Public Schools, Cannibalistic Caterpillars, POW Vets, Artist Conrad Albrizio

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Louisiana Public Square - 2018

Revisiting Reform | Public Square | September 2018

09/18 - Revisiting Reform Are the criminal justice reforms working as intended? In 2017, Louisiana’s legislature passed the Justice Reinvestment Act, which sought to reduce the state’s highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate. The bill was championed by Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards and received bipartisan support including from community and business leaders. Now, just over a year later, the legislation has become a political football. State Attorney General Jeff Landry and Senator John Kennedy, both Republicans considering a run against Edwards in 2019, suggest that the reform package is a failure. They cite murders committed by two inmates released since the Act’s implementation. Are the criminal justice reforms working as intended? Has the legislation put more residents in harm’s way or are plea deals part of the problem? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Revisiting Reform” Wednesday, September 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. Our panelists are: • E. Pete Adams, Executive Director, La. District Attorneys Association • Alanah Hebert, ACLU of Louisiana & Justice Reinvestment Task Force • Andrew Hundley, Louisiana Parole Project • Sec. Jimmy LeBlanc, La. Department of Corrections The program features interviews with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry; Rep. Terry Landry, D- New Iberia, with the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Council; Deputy Assistant Secretary Natalie Laborde, with the Louisiana Department of Corrections; and Stephanie Riegel, editor of the Baton Rouge Business Report. LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and professor Robert Mann with the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication host the show. Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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Power of Reading | August 2018 | Public Square

How can we make inroads to improve adult literacy in Louisiana and champion a joy of reading from pre-school into adulthood? The ability to read sets the foundation of who we are and what we can be. Through reading we expand our world, learn new things and increase our base of knowledge. In fact, a parent’s reading level is the greatest factor in a child’s academic success. Children who can’t read proficiently by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. In Louisiana, 20 percent of adults are illiterate – five points higher than the national rate. How is Louisiana combatting its illiteracy problem across generational lines? How can we make inroads to improve adult literacy in Louisiana and champion a joy of reading from pre-school into adulthood? Louisiana Public Square: The Power of Reading looks for answers and explores the value of lifelong reading through the lens of the PBS series The Great American Read Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recorded Tuesday, August 14 in the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion at Baton Rouge Community College.) Our panelists are: - Linda-Marie Barrett, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) - Rebecca Hamilton, MLIS; Louisiana State Librarian - Danny Heitman; Journalist and Louisiana author - Miranda Restovic, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH). - Gary Robertson; Adult Literacy Advocates The program features interviews with John Cavalier, owner of Cavalier House Books; Gary Robertson, Executive Director of Adult Literacy Advocates; representatives from the LEH PRIME TIME intergenerational reading program, and Superintendent John White with the Louisiana Department of Education. LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Robyn Merrick, Southern University VP of External Affairs, host the show. Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule. Major production funding provided by Anne Ray Foundation, A Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropy. Engagement funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Anne Ray Foundation, A Margaret A Cargill Philanthropy.

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Preventing Suicide | July 2018 | Public Square

How is Louisiana addressing its suicide problem? The recent high-profile deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have brought the issue of suicide into the national spotlight. In Louisiana, suicide is the eleventh-leading cause of death and third among its 15 to 34-year-old residents. Sixteen percent of Louisiana’s 677 suicides in 2016 were military veterans. So, how is Louisiana addressing its suicide problem? What signs should friends and family members look for to prevent someone from taking their own life? And how will the state’s newly created Zero Suicide Initiative help individuals from going down that path? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Preventing Suicide” Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, July 24.)

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Louisiana: Sportsman's Paradise or Problem? | June 2018 | Public Square [ENCORE]

Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem? For decades Louisiana has proclaimed itself as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” But for today’s hunters, changes to Louisiana’s landscape have caused a decline in the quality of the state’s deer habitat and smaller game. For coastal fishermen, private property rights often unduly restrict access to waters that are considered public in any other state. Louisiana Public Square explores some of the challenges that the state’s hunters and anglers face on “Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?”

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News About The News | May 2018 | Public Square

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides. So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? What role has the downsizing of traditional media played in creating a gap in coverage and possibly, community trust? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, how can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “News about the News” airing Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, May 22) Our panelists are: • Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy, LSU Manship School • Jarvis DeBerry, Deputy Opinion Editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune • Peter Kovacs, Editor, The Advocate • Lance Porter, Director, LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and journalist and political historian, Bob Mann moderate the discussion. The program features interviews with Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Ray Pingree, Associate Professor wth the LSU Manship School of Communication; John DeSantis, Senior Staff Writer for The Houma Times and Judi Terzotis, president of The Advocate. Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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Balancing Eldercare | April 2018 | Public Square

How much does Louisiana spend on nursing homes versus home and community-based care? Nationally, there is a shift towards providing care for the elderly at home and through community-based services rather than at institutions. But analysts say that Louisiana has a bias towards nursing home enrollment both in policies and funding. A series of bills being proposed this legislative session would address what some consider an imbalance in how the state supports care for its aged population. So, how much does Louisiana spend on nursing homes versus home and community-based care? Is the demand for institutional care rising or on the decline? And what options are available to provide the funding and the care that the state’s older residents desire? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Balancing Eldercare” Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, April 24.) Our panelists are · Jeanne Abadie, The Advocacy Center · Mark Berger, Louisiana Nursing Home Association · Hugh Eley, Former Deputy Sec. of Louisiana Dept. of Health · Senator Jay Luneau, D-Alexandria LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana president, Robert Travis Scott, moderate the discussion.

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Making Schools Safe | March 2018 | Public Square

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? The school shooting in Broward County Florida that took the lives of 17 people has reignited the debate over how to make our schools safe. Energized students nationwide are calling for restricted access to certain guns. Congress is considering broader background checks and age limits on gun purchases. President Donald Trump is most enthusiastic about training school staff members to carry concealed weapons. Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? How would gun control proposals affect the 45% of Louisianans who own guns? What mental health services are available to prevent teenagers from acting out violently? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Making Schools Safe” airing Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and WLAE in New Orleans. (Taping Tuesday, March 27.) Our panelists are: • Sheriff Jason Ard, Livingston Parish • Betty Muller, M.D., Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist • Scott Richard, Louisiana School Boards Association • Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia The program features interviews with Bossier Parish School Superintendent Scott Smith; Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington; Director of Security for Bossier Parish Schools, Lt. Adam Johnson; and Meagan Medley, Ph.D., a nationally-certified school psychologist and assistant professor at Nicholls State University. LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and LPB news anchor, Andre’ Moreau, will moderate the discussion. Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana | February 2018 | Public Square

How widespread is the problem in our state? Take the survey! Governor John Bel Edward’s deputy chief of staff, Johnny Anderson, resigned in November due to allegations of sexual harassment. A month earlier, celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from his restaurant management group after sexual harassment accusations. Charges of sexual misconduct in the workplace against celebrities and government officials made state and national headlines during the last several months of 2017. How widespread is the problem in our state? Where is the distinction drawn between boorish acts and abusive behavior? Is every circumstance unique or should all offenders be dealt with in the same manner? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana” Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, February 27) Panelists: - Craig Broome; Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management - Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell - Allison A. Jones; Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite, LLC - Janice Lansing, Governor Edwards’ Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and Southern University Vice President for External Affairs, Robyn Merrick, host the discussion.

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Early Education Matters | January 2018 | Public Square

Should early childhood education be a priority? It’s estimated that issues with early childhood education cost the state economy more than $1 billion per year. Business professionals and politicians agree that there is a severe lack of access to high-quality child care in the state. But with the state facing a $1 billion budget shortfall, can funds be found to make this a priority? Louisiana School Finder, a first-of-its-kind performance guide on early care and education centers is a useful tool for parents seeking care for their children. Can it also be a mechanism to improve performance? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Early Education Matters” January 24th at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. Our panelists are: · Melanie Bronfin, La. Policy Institute for Children · Rep. Stephen Carter, R-Baton Rouge; Education Committee · Stephen Waguespack, La. Assoc. of Business & Industry · Supt. John White, La. Dept. of Education Barry Erwin, CEO of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) moderates the discussion. The program includes interviews with Belinda Creel Davis, Ph.D., with the LSU Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs and co-author of the Losing Ground study of childcare issues and workforce productivity in Louisiana; Melinda George, Child Care Assistance Manager with the La. Dept. of Education; Brigitte Nieland, V.P. for Workforce and Education for the La. Assoc. of Business & Industry: and Shawanda Jefferson, a mother whose improved employment status has put her Child Care Assistance Program benefits in jeopardy.

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2018

Tulane | Pres. Michael Fitts | 10/10/18 | Newsmakers

President Fitts believes students and higher education institutions can set themselves apart in a fast-changing world and ever-shifting economy through the combining of different fields and skills. In his first year at Tulane, he launched task forces to lead the university in deepening its unique strengths for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Cristo Rey: Transforming a Community - One Student at a Time | J.H. Campbell Jr. | 10/03/18 | Newsmakers

J. H. (“Jay”) Campbell, Jr. is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Grocers, Inc. from February 1, 1995, until May 31, 2015, and then was the Executive Chairman, until his retirement in March of 2017. He is currently the Manager of Client Consulting Services, LLC. He began his career at Associated Grocers in 1972 and received a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University (L.S.U.) in 1973, and a Juris Doctor - J.D. from the L.S.U. Law Center in 1976.

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I-10 Corridor Improvements | Dr. Shawn Wilson | 09/26/18 | Newsmakers

Dr. Shawn Wilson was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) by Governor John Bel Edwards on January 11, 2016 after more than 10 years of executive service at DOTD. Since his appointment, Dr. Wilson has been a tireless advocate for new revenue, maximizing Federal dollars available to Louisiana, advancing a balanced and comprehensive transportation policy for Louisiana, and ensuring the Department is more collaborative in its work at every level.

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Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center Panel Discussion | 09/21/18 | Newsmakers

The Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center today examined issues central to the former Louisiana governor’s tenure during its inaugural colloquium. The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette sponsored. Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu moderated. Panelists included Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Dr. Michael Neustrom, Terri Ricks, and Dr. Shawn Wilson.

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The Power of Second Chances | Andrew Hundley | 09-19-18 | Newsmakers

Andrew Hundley carries many titles: non-profit organization leader, coalition member, mentor, advocate, college student. But it was not very long ago he also carried the label of being a “juvenile lifer”. This is an informal designation given to the 300 men and women in the Louisiana Department of Corrections who were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed

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FMOL Health System Update | Mike McBride | 09/12/18 | Newsmakers

With 30 years of healthcare administration experience, Mike McBride joined FMOL Health System in February, 2018 as its President & CEO. FMOL Health System is an integrated health system serving the state of Louisiana. It is a Catholic ministry sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady and includes $2B of revenue and 14,000 employees.

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BRCC: Two Decades of Excellence | Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib | 09/05/18 | Newsmakers

Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib discusses the success of Baton Rouge Community College in the past twenty years.

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The Dinosaur in Your Tree | Dr. Erik Johnson | 08/29/18 | Newsmakers

The Dinosaur in Your Tree -- An Interesting Look at the Birds that Surround Us

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Disruption in the Auto Industry | Dennis Cuneo | 8/22/18 | Newsmakers

Dennis Cuneo explains the Disruption in the Auto Industry

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State of Crime 2018 | Hillar Moore | 08/15/18 | Newsmakers

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore, III, provides an update on the current state of crime in the parish.

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U.S. Senator John Kennedy | 08/08/18 | Newsmakers

U.S. Senator John Kennedy visits the Baton Rouge Rotary Club

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Coach Ed Orgeron | 08/01/18 | Newsmakers

Coach Ed Orgeron visits to update the beginning of summer camp for the LSU Football Program that begins in Early September.

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Crisis Communications | Stafford Wood | 07/25/18

Stafford Wood talks about the challenges and issues that come in crisis communication.

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Via Airlines Transforming Air Service for Mid-Size Markets | Ami Vizer | 07/18/18 | Newsmakers

Via Airlines just announced direct flights from Baton Rouge to Austin and Orlando beginning in September. Hear Ami Vizer's answer to the question, "Why are costs less to fly long distances than they are for short flights?"

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Press Conference | Gov. John Bel Edwards | 06/22/2018 | Newsmakers

Press Conference | Gov. John Bel Edwards | 06/22/2018 | Newsmakers

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Federal Reserve Bank and the Economy | Adrienne Slack | 06/20/18 | Newsmakers

Federal Reserve Bank and the Economy | Adrienne Slack | 06/20/18 | Newsmakers

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Legislative Update | Jeremy Alford | 06/13/18 | Newsmakers

Jeremy Alford gives an update on the state legislature.

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Safe Drinking Water: A Human Right | LTG Russel Honoré | 06/06/18 | Newsmakers

Lt. General Russel Honoré meets with The Rotatory Club to discuss Safe Drinking Water, its access and issues throughout the country and even within Louisiana

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Update from Washington | Congressman Cedric Richmond | 05/30/18 | Newsmakers

Congressman Cedric Richmond visits The Rotatory Club after a session in Washington, D.C.

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New Frontiers in Science at Pennington Biomedical | Dr. John Kirwan | 05/23/2018 | Newsmakers

Dr. John Kirwan is Executive Director of LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center and holds the George A. Bray, Jr. Endowed Super Chair in Nutrition. He also leads the Integrated Physiology and Molecular Metabolism Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical and is the Director/Principal Investigator of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.

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Cyber Security | Haggai Davis | 05/09/18 | Newsmakers

Haggai Davis spoke about "Cyber Security: What Can You Do to Protect Yourself and Your Business" at this week's Rotary Club of Baton Rouge meeting.

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Len Apcar | Spotting Fake News| 04/11/18 | Newsmakers

Len Apcar came to LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication in 2015 after nearly 40 years as a reporter and editor first for The Wall Street Journal, and later for The New York Times.

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PAR Keynote Address | Walter Isaacson | 04/09/18 | Newsmakers

Walter Isaacson delivered the keynote address for the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana in this Newsmakers

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Governor John Bel Edwards | PAR Conference | 04/06/18 | Newsmakers

Governor Edwards discussed Louisiana’s economy and the fiscal cliff at the PAR Conference

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The Deal of the Arts: Baton Rouge's Creative Community | Renee Chatelain | 04/04/18 | Newsmakers

Renee Chatelain of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge spoke at this week's Rotary Club of Baton Rouge on "The Deal of the Arts: Baton Rouge's Creative Community."

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Susanne Hall | Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED | 03/14/18 | Newsmakers

“Coca- Cola Journey and Our Road to Diversity” Susanne Hall is the Vice President for the West Region of Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED.

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Survivor of the Holocaust as a Child | Anne Levy | 03/07/18 | Newsmakers

Anne was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Lodz. She was four years old, with a two-year old younger sister, when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939.

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Governor John Bel Edwards | 02/28/18 | Newsmakers

Governor John Bel Edwards spoke at the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge this week.

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Secretary Jack Montoucet | Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | 02/26/18 | Press Club

Secretary Jack Montoucet of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries discussed their push for the first overall license fee hike in 15 years, aside from a 2014 increase for saltwater fishing licenses. The license increase will appear as a bill during the 2018 regular legislative session. Also discussed were other ways that the department has been able to efficiently reduce their budget.

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B.R. Chief Murphy Paul | 02/21/18 | Newsmakers

“Strengthening the Trust between BRPD and the Public”

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Southern University Law Center: Celebrating 70 Years of Access & Opportunity | Chancellor John Pierre | 02/14/18 | Newsmakers

Chancellor John Pierre spoke at this week's Rotary Club of Baton Rouge about the Southern University Law Center's 70th Anniversary.

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Jim Bernhard | Bernhard Capital | 01/31/18 | Newsmakers

Jim Bernhard ofBernhard Capital Partners spoke at this week's Rotary Club of Baton Rouge on "The Jim Bernhard Story."

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Kaylee Hartung | From Baton Rouge to CNN | 01/24/18 | Newsmakers

In this week's Newsmakers, Kaylee Hartung speaks on her transition "From Baton Rouge to CNN" at the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.

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Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence | 01/22/18 | Newsmakers

See the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in this week's Newsmakers.

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Louisiana's Redistricting History | 01/19/18 | Newsmakers

Hear about "Louisiana's Redistricting History" in this episode of Newsmakers.

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Attorney General Jeff Landry | 01/10/18 | Newsmakers

Attorney General Jeff Landry provided an update in this episode of Newsmakers.

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Sharon Weston Broome | Baton Rouge Mayor-President | 01/03/18 | Newsmakers

Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge Mayor-President, delivered her "State of the City-Parish" update.

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2018

F. King Alexander | LSU president | 10/15/18 | Press Club

F. King Alexander, LSU president, spoke to the Press Club. He discussed timely and key innovations affecting the university and its ongoing strategic plan as the state’s flagship institution. Alexander also addressed research grants and the need to bring in more students and teachers, continuing to grow the university.

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La. Secretary of State Candidates | 10/08/18 | Press Club

Five of the candidates seeking the office of Louisiana Secretary of State participated in a candidates forum at the Press Club. Candidates included Kyle Ardoin, Heather Cloud, Rick Edmonds, Renee Fontenot Free and Julie Stokes. They spoke on cyber security, sexual harassment and the State Archives among other issues.

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Plan of Government | Donna Collins-Lewis | 09/24/18 | Press Club

Baton Rouge Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis spoke to the Press Club, discussing her work with the committee drafting revisions to the plan of government as well as the proposal for a separate council for the city of Baton Rouge.

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Protecting Property in Hurricane Season | Jim Donelon | 09/17/18 | Press Club

Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon spoke on how people can protect themselves and their property as hurricane season hits in full force. He also discussed both homeowners and Car insurance increases over the last decade, as well as the recent issues regarding in health insurance.

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Utility Regulation | PSC Craig Greene | 9/10/18 | Press Club

Public Service Commissioner Craig Greene speaks about utility regulation as one of five elected Public Service Commissioners.

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Criminal Justice Reform | Gene Mills | Louisiana Family Forum | 08/27/18 | Press Club

Gene Mills addresses the Louisiana Family Forum Legislative Scorecard, discuss his group’s view of criminal justice reform and assess President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Gaming Control Update | Ronnie Jones | 08/06/18 | Press Club

Press Club with Ronnie Jones and an Update on Gaming Control within the community

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Unanimous Jury Advocate Ed Tarpley | 07/30/18 | Press Club

Tarpley, an advocate for the effort to require unanimous juries in felony convictions, played a key role in pushing the issue at the Capitol and is now working to build attention to the issue before voters decide. He authored a resolution adopted by the Louisiana State Bar Association in June 2016, calling for the Legislature to restore unanimous criminal jury verdicts in Louisiana

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Community Policing and Status Update | B.R. Police Chief Murphy Paul | 07/23/18 | Press Club

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul spoke to the Press Club, where he discussed the various programs and strategies underway to improve community policing efforts and help reduce crime.

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Louisiana's Fiscal Status | State Treasurer John Schroder | 07/16/18 | Press Club

State Treasurer John Schroder spoke to the Press Club, where he discussed the state’s fiscal situation, bond rating, and the success of the Unclaimed Property Division.

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St. George Study | One Baton Rouge | 07/09/18 | Press Club

Preliminary findings from a new study on the St. George proposal were presented at the Press Club. The study was commissioned by One Baton Rouge, a group of private citizens against the St. George incorporation effort. Speakers included Jim Richardson, LSU economist, and Jared Llorens, director of the LSU Public Administration Institute

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Latest News from the Capitol | U.S. Rep Garret Graves | 07/02/18 | Press Club

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves spoke at the Press Club, discussing the latest activity by the Louisiana House delegation to provide recovery funding for victims of the August 2016 flood, including the reversal of duplication of benefits policy that is currently hampering Louisiana flood victims from accessing federal recovery funds.

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Trauma Recovery | Jillian Guinta | 06/25/18 | Press Club

Trauma Recovery | Jillian Guinta | 06/25/18 | Press Club

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Start of the Special Session | State Rep. Ted James | 06/18/18

Start of the Special Session | State Rep. Ted James | 06/18/18

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Update from Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin | 06/01/18 | Press Club

Kyle Ardoin delivered an update on the Louisiana Secretary of State's office in this week's Baton Rouge Press Club.

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Budget Status | Jay Dardenne | 05/14/18 | Press Club

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne spoke to the Press Club. He provided an update on the Louisiana Legislative session and discussed the status of the budget.

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Valdry Center | Tony Clayton Championship Plaza | S.U. System Foundation CEO Alfred Harrell | 04/23/18 | Press Club

Alfred Harrell, the CEO of the Southern University System Foundation, addressed Baton Rouge Press Club, discussing the new Valdry Center for Philanthropy and the new Tony Clayton Championship Plaza, which are currently under construction at Southern University.

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Louisiana Survey | Michael Henderson, LSU’s Public Policy Research LAB | 04/16/18 | Press Club

Michael Henderson, director of LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab, which releases the Louisiana Survey each year, spoke to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 16. The Louisiana Survey has been conducted each year since 2003 to track changes in residents’ assessments of state government services and public opinion on the contemporary policy issues that face the state.

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Pres. Chancellor Ray Belton | The Need for the Southern University System | 04/09/18 | Press Club

Southern University President-Chancellor Ray L. Belton spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club, discussing the need for the Southern University System and its campuses’ impact on local, state, national and international levels.

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The Deal of the Arts: Baton Rouge's Creative Community | Renee Chatelain | 04/04/18 | Newsmakers

Renee Chatelain of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge spoke at this week's Rotary Club of Baton Rouge on "The Deal of the Arts: Baton Rouge's Creative Community."

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School-Based Health Centers | Sue Catchings-La. School-Based Health Alliance | 04/02/18 | Press Club

Sue Catchings, advocacy co-chair of the Louisiana School-Based Health Alliance, spoke about school-based health centers and accessible health care in Louisiana schools at the Baton Rouge Press Club.

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F. King Alexander, LSU president |The “Hidden” LSU | 03/26/18 | Press Club

F. King Alexander, LSU president, spoke to the Press Club on the “hidden” LSU beyond the budget cuts — the many lesser known programs and achievements of the university that contribute to the well-being of Louisiana.

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Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, retired Army general and community activist | 03/19/18 | Press Club

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, retired Army general and community activist, spoke at the Press Club on Monday. He discussed the Green Army’s legislative agenda. In particular, he discussed air monitoring and water quality standards, as well as the Southern Hill aquifer.

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EBR School Superintendent Warren Drake | 03/05/18 | Press Club

Warren Drake, superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, spoke to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 5. He discussed the importance of the community's continued support for the April 2018 tax renewal. The successful renewal will help the school system build community/neighborhood schools, re-imagine and renovate historic schools, provide state-of-the-art technology, offer whole child, quality programming, and continue to attract and retain quality staff.

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Secretary Jack Montoucet | Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | 02/26/18 | Press Club

Secretary Jack Montoucet of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries discussed their push for the first overall license fee hike in 15 years, aside from a 2014 increase for saltwater fishing licenses. The license increase will appear as a bill during the 2018 regular legislative session. Also discussed were other ways that the department has been able to efficiently reduce their budget.

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U.S. Rep. Rob Abraham | La. 5th Cong. District | 02/19/18 | Press Club

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, who represents Louisiana’s 5th Congressional district, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 19. He will provide a Congressional update on the recently passed budget, the military, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicare.

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Barry Erwin | CEO Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) | 02/12/18 | Press Club

Barry Erwin, CEO of the Council for A Better Louisiana, spoke at this week's Baton Rouge Press Club.

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Dr. Parham Jaberi | Asst. State Health Officer | Flu Outbreak | 02/05/18 | Press Club

Dr. Parham Jaberi, Asst. State Health Officer, spoke at this week's Baton Rouge Press Club on the Flu Outbreak.

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John Kirwan | Exec. Dir. LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center | 01/29/18 | Press Club

John Kirwan, recently named executive director of LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center addressed the Baton Rouge Press Club. Kirwan discussed some of the discoveries being highlighted during the 30th anniversary of Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

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Adam Knapp | CEO Baton Rouge Area Chamber | 01/22/18 | Press Club

This week, Adam Knapp, CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club.

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Governor John Bel Edwards | 01/08/18 | Press Club

Gov. John Bel Edwards spoke to the Press. He addressed the "fiscal cliff" and ongoing discussions about shoring up the state budget.

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