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Ken Bradford
Assistant Superintendent, Office of Content; Louisiana Department of Education

As Assistant Superintendent for Louisiana Department of Education’s Office of Content, Ken Bradford assists with implementation of the Louisiana Virtual School, Curricular Resources, Standards, the Course Choice Program, and Career and Technical Education. Bradford has held several roles with the Department of Education since 2002 including program administrator, assistant director and state director. He is a lifelong educator who taught high school Social Studies at Istrouma Senior High in East Baton Rouge Parish for seven years. Bradford also served as an active duty enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army 5th Infantry Division and in the Louisiana National Guard 239th MP Company. Bradford has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Technology from Louisiana State University.

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10/16 - Election 2016

What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m.

Our Panelists:

• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Patricia Smith, with the College of Government and Social Sciences at Southern University, moderate the discussion.

“Election 2016” 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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