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Curt Eysink
Executive Director, Louisiana Workforce Commission

Curt Eysink was appointed executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal in July 2009. He is focused on making Louisiana the best state in the country to get a job or grow a business. The LWC is working to achieve this goal by increasing workforce participation across the state and by building a first-class workforce delivery system that meets the needs of business and industry.

Under Eysink’s leadership, the LWC has:
• Become one of the top 10 states for people served by its Workforce Investment Act program.
• Expanded its workforce development programs to include Louisiana Rehabilitation Services.
• Re-engineered the unemployment insurance system into a re-employment program.
• Made the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund one of the five strongest in the nation.
• Implemented workers’ compensation medical treatment guidelines.

He previously served as director of marketing for Louisiana Health Care Review Inc., and as city editor of The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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01/17 - Healthy New Year!

What is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture?

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January heralds the beginning of a New Year and for many, a resolution to practice a healthier lifestyle. According to the 13th annual State of Obesity report, Louisiana now has the highest rate of adult obesity in the country.

So, what is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture? Which diet is the most effective for losing weight? What weight loss surgeries are available and how safe are they? And what role does exercise play in the health equation? Louisiana Public Square searches for answers on “Healthy New Year!” Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, January 24)

Do you have a story of weight loss challenges and success that you want to share? Be a part of our audience when we record “Healthy New Year!” on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. at LPB. Email your contact information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Seating is limited, so reply soon!




Our panelists are:
• Drake Bellanger, M.D., Weight Loss Surgical Centers of Louisiana
• Catherine Champagne, Ph.D. , Pennington Biomedical Research Center
• Stephanie Elwood, Southern University AgCenter
• Rudy Macklin, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports


LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and family physician and author, Dr. Rani Whitfield, 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 the station websites for schedules.



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