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01/07 - Louisiana Speaks: Our Voice. Our Plan. Our Future (Special Presentation)

What can we so to help shape the future of land use, transportation, economic policy, housing, and wetland loss?

Want to help shape the future of land use, transportation, economic policy, housing, and wetland loss in Louisiana? For the past year, some of the best regional planners in the world have come to the Bayou State to gather hard data and talk with local residents and leaders about how these issues can best be addressed. See the fascinating results of this research and find out the benefits - and consequences - of pursuing alternative futures. You'll get to vote on specific options that will affect every citizen's future.

Louisiana Speaks: Our Voice, Our Plan, Our Future wants to know what you think the future of South Louisiana should be. LPB is airing a special documentary on the major issues facing the state and possible changes that could help make our future brighter. The documentary aired on Wednesday, January 24 at 7PM, Friday, January 26 at 7PM and Sunday, January 28 at 4PM. It repeats Monday, February 5th, at 9:00 pm. & Friday, February 9th, at 4:00 pm on LPB PLUS. It is available online, as well. There is a list of proposals in four areas and you have a chance to give your opinion about what is the best alternative.

Hosted by Lynn Whitfield The subjects are:

* Coastal protection and Restoration
* Community development and Transportation
* Safety
* Economic Development

Online polling will run from January 22 through February 10 on the Louisiana Speaks website (http://www.louisianaspeaks.org).and there will also be an 800 number for you to take the poll. You can also access the site through the LPB website (http://www.lpb.org). Ads containing ballots will also be placed in newspapers around the state and it will be in the LPB e-newsletter in January.
NOTE: The January Public Square will air one week later than usual, on Wednesday, January 24 at 7 pm. The program airs on Wednesday, January 24 at 7 pm, on Friday, January 26, ans on Sunday repeat January 28th at 4 pm. Repeats Monday, February 5th, at 9:00 pm. & Friday, February 9th, at 4:00 pm. on LPB Plus.

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LPB acknowledges the assistance provided to the producers of "Louisiana Speaks" by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology. The Center graciously allowed a portion of its film "Katrina Revealed" [(c)Louisiana State University 2006] to be used in the production of "Louisiana Speaks." Thanks to the creative team of Werner Benger, Shalini Venkataraman, Amanda Long and Stephen David Beck, from the Center for Computation & Technology at LSU.

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08/16 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference (encore)

What difference has a decade made?

Due to severe flooding in Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities, the recording of “Black & The Blue,” which was to be the August episode of Louisiana Public Square, was cancelled. Instead we will be broadcasting an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference.” More information, including broadcast dates and times, is below.

“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference”
Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina swept through Southeast Louisiana, triggering what would become the nation’s costliest disaster. Less than a month later, Hurricane Rita inundated Southwest Louisiana forever altering the landscape. The storms uprooted residents, while the rest of Louisiana and its neighboring states welcomed them with open arms.
What affect did the storms have on economic development along the I-10 corridor? Just over a decade later, how have public services changed? How prepared is Louisiana to handle hurricane evacuees? And how did the hurricanes change the demographics of the state?
This month Louisiana Public Square takes a look at where the state is now on an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” airing Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 at 11 a.m. on LPB HD.

The panelists are:
· Andy Kopplin, Office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
· Paul Rainwater, Rainwater Consulting, LLC
· Stephanie Riegel, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
· Nihal Shrinath, The Data Center

The program includes interviews with Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana; Chris Guilbeaux, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP); Kathy Kliebert, Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals; Allison Plyer, Executive Director of the Data Center; John White, State Superintendent of Education; and Christopher Bohnstengel and “Byrdie” Lane, owners of Byrdie’s Gallery and Café in New Orleans.

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and Kim Hunter Reed,Ph.D., who served in the Blanco administration during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, moderate the discussion.
“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” will also air in New Orleans, on WLAE. It 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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