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10/09 - Crime in Louisiana

What factors contribute to our state’s high incidence of crime?

While Louisiana saw a drop in violent crime in 2008, two of the state’s cities were in the FBI’s top ten list for murders per capita. And nationally, Louisiana ranks first in the rate of women killed by men. What factors contribute to our state’s high incidence of crime? How can we combat this challenging problem? Watch, “Crime in Louisiana,” Wednesday, October 28th at 7 p.m. on Louisiana Public Square.

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Crime statistics in Louisiana reveal a disturbing pattern. The FBI’s national Uniform Crime Reports data tracks violent crime – murder, forcible rape, robbery, armed assault – and property crime – burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. While the country saw a 4% decline in overall crime from 2005 to 2007, Louisiana’s crime rate rose 12%. And despite an 8% drop in violent crime in the state last year, nationally, New Orleans ranked first in murders per capita.

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two of the state’s cities were in the FBI’s top ten list for murders per capita. And nationally, Louisiana ranks first in the rate of women killed by men.

Come on here people. Stop being so mamby-pamby.

FBI’s top ten list for murders per capita.

Let’s inject ‘em up! If you know you will die for your crime it will curb the crime. Be like Texas and put in an express lane for capitol punishment. I see no problem getting rid of the oxygen thieves. THEY KILL PEOPLE! I’m all for likking them in the public square so people can see what happens to killers. It will stop the crimes, get real people!

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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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