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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