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11/09 - Technology in Louisiana

As Louisiana attempts to move its economy towards higher growth, high-tech industries, how prepared is it to meet the challenge?

As Louisiana attempts to move its economy towards higher growth, high-tech industries, how prepared is it to meet the challenge? Where is the state succeeding and where is there room for improvement? Louisiana Public Square goes on the road to Lafayette.

Backgrounder

What is High Technology?

There is no escaping it: we live in a high-tech world. We drive to work in computer-controlled car s [virtually all modern cars have microchip-guided sensors]; we listen to music, watch videos and communicate using portable digital devices, and we log on to computers and the internet at work and at home. Even the local movie house has gone high-tech, with digital projectors displaying the output from digital media instead of motion picture film.

In the world of business, high technology is an umbrella term referring to any industry that applies scientific and technical knowledge to the design and development of new products or processes. Subsectors include aerospace, biotechnology, information technology, electronic media/digital gaming, robotics, advanced alternative energy and nuclear energy, among others.

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     02/17 - Black & the Blue

What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve?
Last year’s shooting of an African-American male in Baton Rouge by two white police officers re-ignited a national debate on how law enforcement interacts with minority communities. Nationwide demonstrations were ultimately marred by the targeted ambush of 12 white officers in Dallas and the killing of three members of law enforcement in Baton Rouge. What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve? How can Louisiana’s Capital City productively move beyond these events? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on a special town hall edition, “Black & the Blue” Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm; Sunday, February 26 at 1pm and Tuesday, February 28 at 10pm after the State of the Union address on LPB HD. In New Orleans on WLAE, Wednesday, February 22 at 7 PM. (Recorded Monday, February 20)

Our panelists will be:
• Fr. Rick Andrus, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Together BR
• Darrell Basco, state president of Fraternal Order of Police
• Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of Baton Rouge
• Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge; Public Safety Task Force
• Stephanie Riegel; Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Reverend Raymond Jetson, pastor of Star Hill Church host the program. Robyn Merrick with the Southern University System and Bob Mann with LSU’s Manship School will moderate the discussion.
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