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12/07 - The Best of Public Square 2007

12/07 - The Best of Public Square 2007

We take a look back at some of our favorite topics.

Louisiana Public Square Hosts Beth Courtney and Craig Freeman look back at some of the more memorable moments from the 2007 season of LPB's award-winning public affairs program. Included topics in "The Best of Public Square 2007" are Louisiana's take on capital punishment; climate change and the war in Iraq. Watch for it Wednesday, December 26 at 7 PM.

27-Jun-07
War in Iraq: Louisiana's Perspective

28-Mar-07
Climate Change and Louisiana: The Heat Is On

21-Feb-07
Capital Punishment in Louisiana

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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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