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Barry Weinstein
Rabbi

Rabbi Barry L. Weinstein has long been immersed in volunteer campaigns, interfaith involvement, and charitable fund-raising. Weinstein was one of the founding members of the "LA Ethics 1" coalition, an alliance of leading organizations around Louisiana committed to transforming the state into a national model for governmental ethics laws and enforcement. Weinstein offered testimony in both the Louisiana House and Senate in support of ethics reform in the Spring of 2007. Weinstein resides in Baton Rouge with his wife of forty-three years, Linda Rae Coen Weinstein, where he is currently on retirement sabbatical from B'Nai Israel.

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02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?

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01/16 - Police POV: Body Cameras in Louisiana

What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?


11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?


10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?


09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

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