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(What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs? Hear more on Louisiana Public Square Wednesday night.)

Happy Memorial Day! While you are eating your barbecue, tune in at 7PM for Antiques Roadshow from Charleston, West Virginia. One of the items appraised is a 1905 Newcomb vase. At 8, The Homefront provides portraits of America's military families - their pride, patriotism, sacrifice and resilience - the perfect program for this holiday!

Tuesday at 7PM, see part four of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. Witness coverage of FDR's battle with polio and his response to the Great Depression. At 9, FRONTLINE goes inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.

This month's episode of Louisiana Public Square focuses on Innovation Matters. Wednesday night at 7, join the panel discussion. What is the state of research and development in Louisiana's colleges? What effect does diminishing funding have on these institutions' research programs? And how can state leaders, university officials, and businesses encourage a better environment for innovation and a knowledge-based economy?

Thursday at 8, Doc Martin applies for a job in London, but discovers that Louisa has applied for her former teaching job. Then on Dr. Blake Mysteries, Dr. Blake investigates when a game show contestant is killed in his dressing room.

Louisiana: The State We're In, Friday at 7PM, lets you know all about the week's highlights from the State Capitol, plus much more. At 9, Great Performances presents a concert that celebrates the new music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

British comedies reign supreme Saturday night on LPB. At 9 on New Tricks, the team reopens a 20-year-old case when a camera and film belonging to a murdered man are found. Then on DCI Banks, an undergrad's body is found, but the investigation reveals he was not a model student.

Sunday at 6PM, enjoy a light-hearted look at unusual buildings around the country. Then, see back-to-back episodes of Masterpiece - first, The Song of Lunch, followed by Page Eight. At 9:45, see part one of an encore showing of the BBC series The Town.


LPB Be sure to check out Friends of LPB's online auction featuring unique Louisiana experiences like the VIP Swamp People Tour or a Louisiana Duck Hunt in Monroe, one of a kind art from George Rodrique and Eddie Mormon, or pamper yourself with a luxurious spa package from Regensis Medical Spa in New Orleans. And if that doesn’t get your attention, who’s ready for some football! Don’t miss out on a chance to be in Tiger Stadium and watch the game from one of the luxurious suites for the season opener against McNeese State University.

Visit the auction website to bid and support Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Hurry - the auction ends June 7!


LPB Friends of LPB has the best seats in the house for the 2015 concert season! You can see the guitar playing sensation Tommy Emmanuel - or rock with Brit Floyd, complete with a laser show! Maybe you would like to experience Joe Bonamassa live! Tickets are available by calling (225) 767-4214 or by going online to LPB's Box Office.


LPB LPB's Family Fun Fest will be Saturday, December 5th at the John M. Parker Coliseum on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge featuring Thomas the Tank Engine. There will be fun and activities for the whole family! Mark it on your calendar and stay turned to LPB and our website - more details to come.


LPB Want to stay mentally sharp for as long as possible? An AARP survey found that 87 percent of respondents reported being very concerned about this issue. Next Avenue offers myths and facts about cognitive aging, six ways to protect your brain as you age, risky medications and delirium protection, and more.


LPB Learn about our state's history through ShopLPB. Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood is a wealth of information. In 1812, Louisiana was joined to the United States, forever changing both. Our home is unlike any other place in the country. Our people unlike any other Americans. And, in the two centuries of history that have unfolded since becoming an American state, we find powerful drama, unforgettable characters and astonishing beauty. Throughout the world, Louisianans are known for their celebratory spirit. And two hundred years of statehood gives us much to celebrate! Join narrator Harry Connick, Jr. in this story of our home - Louisiana.

At the dawn of the 21st century, there are still pockets of traditional folkways in Louisiana's bayous where alligator grease relieves asthma, a buried potato cures warts, and "smoking a baby" eases the pain of colic. Visit a world where faith healing, herbal remedies and ritual magic are still an everyday occurrence. It follows respected traiteurs (in English, "treaters") as they gather wild teas, brew home-made cough syrup, invoke the saints at their home altars, and most of all, heal the sick. Hear these stories and more in Good for What Ails You.

If you are a member of Friends you can get a 15% discount on all ShopLPB purchases. Check Visions for the code for savings.

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May 25-31, 2015

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