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06/10 - Healthcare Reform: A Louisiana Perspective (ENCORE SHOWING)

Are you satisfied with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?

While President Barack Obama signed health care reform legislation into law on March 30th, the debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues. Louisiana is one of 20 states suing the federal government over the constitutionality of the bill. This month Louisiana Public Square has an encore broadcast of “Health Care Reform: A Louisiana Perspective”, winner of the Louisiana State Medical Society’s 2009 Award for Excellence in Medical Journalism. Revisit concerns and opinions that are still relevant today.

09/09 - Health Care Reform: A Louisiana Perspective

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Louisiana Attorney General defends health care suit

Feds ask judge to drop health care overhaul suit

President Obama announces new Patients’ Bill of Rights

This program was also funded in part by the Louisiana Forestry Association

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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” 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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