Friday, April 17, 2015

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Louisiana: The State We’re In

Louisiana: The State We’re In
»»» Tonight at 7:00 on LPB

Lawmakers from across Louisiana converged on Baton Rouge for the start of the regular legislative session. The state is facing a $1.6-billion shortfall and it could leave higher education and health care taking the brunt of the cuts. Governor Jindal proposed budget call for cutting business tax credits and rebates to help reduce the deficit. The Democratic Caucus opposes that plan and is calling for lawmakers to curb using one-time dollars to fund annual expenditures. Charlie Whinham recaps Week One at the Capitol. Facing potentially huge budget cuts by state lawmakers, Southern University is taking aggressive steps to increase enrollment. Attorney Preston Castille, President of the SU Alumni Federation, and the head of recruitment, Anthony Jackson, will explain how they are trying to attract more students. One Shreveport woman has inspired thousands around the state to join her global walk for humanity. The Institute for Global Outreach is changing the lives of orphaned and HIV positive children in Africa. Shauna Sanford will show us how, in a short amount of time, Velma Tarver is helping countless children and how you can get involved. Iconic R&B singer Percy Sledge died this week in Baton Rouge after battling liver cancer. He was 74. Louisiana Public Broadcasting remembers the Louisiana Legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and Grammy nominee who sang the timeless classic “When a Man Loves a Woman.”
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Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill
»»» Tonight at 7:30 on LPB

WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Gwen Ifill hosts.
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McLaughlin Group

McLaughlin Group
»»» Tonight at 8:00 on LPB

News and public affairs. Long-running panel discussions on topical issues that sometimes play like a noisy family dinner in which everyone speaks at once, until moderator John McLaughlin brings all to order.
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American Masters

American Masters
»»» Tonight at 9:00 on LPB

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Discover the mysterious violin virtuoso through Itzhak Perlman, students, archival performances and home movies. His story embodies the paradox of artistic genius: how a mortal man lives with immortal gifts, honored at a lifelong price.
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