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Louisiana: The State We're In - Season 27 »»»

SPECIAL! August 28, 2003
Decision 2003: The Race for Governor

All major candidates for Governor participate in a statewide broadcast event live from the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

SWI 2701 August 29, 2003

Gubernatorial interviews begin. Jeff Duhé asks the candidates about their upbringing and hometowns. Jeff Duhé reports on the Heart of Spain art exhibit opening in Alexandria.

SWI 2702 September 5, 2003

In a series of conversations with Gubernatorial candidates, Jeff Duhé asks about colleges, environment and government spending. Also a profile of CABL election website.

SWI 2703 September 12, 2003

In this series of conversations with Gubernatorial candidates, Jeff Duhé asks about health, jobs and public safety. Jeff Duhé previews the new LPB history series.

SWI 2704 September 19, 2003

In this series of conversations with Gubernatorial candidates, Jeff Duhé asks about roads, schools and social services.

SPECIAL! September 25, 2003
Decision 2003: The Race for Governor

Candidates for Governor appear in a live statewide forum from Tulane University in New Orleans.

SPECIAL! September 25, 2003
Josephine: The Creole Empress

This LPB special reviews the major art and artifacts in the "Josephine" exhibit opening this week in Baton Rouge. Jeff Duhé explores the life, style, power and tragedy of the most famous and beloved empress of France.

SWI 2705 September 26, 2003

In this series of conversations with Gubernatorial candidates, Jeff Duhé asks about how they would spend $100, watches them put down the taxpayer's money in categories. Jeff Duhé previews the opera, Pontalba.

SWI 2706 October 3, 2003

Jeff Duhé follows all the major candidates for Governor in an extended look at the last minute dynamics of the race including interview with political scientists at LSU and SU.

SPECIAL! October 8, 2003
Decision 2003: The Third LPB Debate

The runoff candidates discuss education issues in a special forum from LPB.

SWI 2707 October 10, 2003

Jeff Duhé reviews campaign advertising with Political Science and Speech professors. Jeff Duhé reviews Josephine exhibit.

SWI 2708 October 17, 2003

Jeff Duhé talks about school takeover amendment recently passed with Foster education advisor Mike Wang. Jeff Duhé profiles vintage photo collector Ernest Ritchie.

SWI 2709 October 24, 2003

Jeff Duhé details West Nile spread in 2003. Jeff Duhé reviews August Rodin sculpture in Lafayette.

SWI 2710 October 31, 2003

Jeff Duhé interviews gubernatorial candidates Kathleen Blanco and Bobby Jindal. Jeff Duhé reviews NOMA's blockbuster Egypt exhibit Quest for Immortality.

SPECIAL! November 2, 2003
Decision: 2003: The Third LPB Debate

Two candidates debate a variety of issues in a live statewide forum broadcast from Shreveport.

SWI 2711 November 7, 2003

Jeff Duhé interviews gubernatorial candidates Kathleen Blanco and Bobby Jindal.

SWI 2712 November 14, 2003

Jeff Duhé travels with the runoff candidates for Governor across the state on the eve of the election. Charlie Whinham features the restoration efforts on an old steam train.

SWI 2713 November 21, 2003

Jeff Duhé reviews the election for Governor with political scientists Wayne Parent, Susan Howell, Ed Renwick. Jeff Duhé tours the ruins of the Hotel Heidelberg.

SWI 2714 November 28, 2003

A special Thanksgiving review of family destinations includes, Natchitoches lights, Spanish and French art exhibits.

SPECIAL! December, 2003
The All New "Lost Louisiana: Postcards"

Jeff Duhé tours the state in search of the unique and forgotten in this "Picture Postcard"-themed journey. From Teddy Roosevelt's hunting camp to a swinging, revolving lounge, Louisiana's quirky nature shines in this 13th installment of the popular and Emmy-winning travel series.

December 5, 2003

Pre-empted.

SWI 2715 December 12, 2003

Jeff Duhé talks with Governor-elect Kathleen Blanco.

SWI 2716 December 19, 2003

Robyn Ekings reports from inside the Blanco Transition team. Jeff Duhé talks with retiring LFT President Fred Skelton. Jeff Duhé reviews a Cabildo exhibit on separation of church and state at the time of the Louisiana Purchase.

SWI 2717 December 26, 2003

Jeff Duhé talks with Governor Mike Foster.

SWI 2718 January 2, 2003

Jeff Duhé talks with Capitol reporters about 2003.

SWI 2719 January 9, 2004

Robyn Ekings ponders the GOPs future following two losses. Charlie Whinham features the swamps unique look in Winter.

SWI 2720 January 16, 2004

Jeff Duhé reviews highlight of the Governors inauguration and profiles Kathleen Blanco. Robyn Ekings investigates if police misreport crime statistics.

SWI 2721 January 23, 2004

Robyn Ekings profiles Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu. Jeff Duhé finds Louisiana is running out of "second chances" in attainting air pollution standards.

SWI 2722 January 30, 2004

Jeff Duhé hears from oyster fishers complaining coastal projects ruin their reefs. Robyn Ekings finds cuts to state hospitals affects all health care.

SWI 2723 February 6, 2004

A report on the progress of the completion of Interstate 49.

SWI 2724 February 13, 2004

A look at he fortunes of a Louisiana company, Piccadilly Cafeteria.

SWI 2725 February 20, 2004

New streetcar lines roll in New Orleans.

SWI 2726 February 27, 2004

Commissioner of Administration Jerry LeBlanc unveils the first Blanco budget.

SWI 2727 March 5, 2004

Robyn Ekings reports from Gov. Blanco's health care summit. Jeff Duhé talks with Commissioner of Administration Jerry LeBlanc previewing the state's budget. Charles Whinham has the story of Le Pelican, a replica of Iberville's ship.

SWI 2728 March 12, 2004

Robyn Ekings profiles a group of state political reformers. Charles Whinham attends the Dulcimer Fest in Port Allen.

SPECIAL! March 14, 2004
"Lost Louisisiana" Marathon

LPB's second "Lost Louisiana" Marathon airs statewide as part of Festival. Join Jeff Duhé as he returns to favorite destinations in search of vanishing landmarks and folkways. This all-afternoon event features trips to dozens of Louisiana towns. A "Must See" for all history and nostalgia fans. The marathon begins at 12:30 Sunday afternoon and continues through 8 that night. Catch "Lost Louisiana" from the beginning of this groundbreaking and Emmy-award winning series including episodes One, Two, The Way We Were, The Spirit Remains, All The Small Places, Homefront, and Postcards.

SPECIAL! March 14, 2004
"Bicentennial!"

"Bicentennial!" In this LPB special, Jeff Duhé recalls the signature events of 2003, the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Original music, art exhibits and theater performances are included in this two-hour retrospective of the statés celebration of it's American birthday.

SWI 2729 March 19, 2004

Jeff Duhé reports fro the Special Legislative Session and has a feature story on 1928 films of Grand Isle.

SWI 2730 March 26, 2004

Jeff Duhé reports fro the Special Legislative Session. Robyn Ekings has an update on budget cuts to public hospitals. Ray Blanco, husband of the Governor, is profiled.

SPECIAL! March 29, 2004
Opening of the 2004 Regular Legislative Session!

From the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, LPB live coverage of the opening of the 2004 regular legislative session including the first address to a joint meeting of the House and Senate by Governor Kathleen Blanco.

SWI 2731 April 2, 2004

Jeff Duhé and Robyn Ekings report from the first week of the 2004 legislative session. Jeff Duhé takes a critical look at term limits now in effect for lawmakers. The public likes them but the costs have yet to become apparent.

SWI 2732 April 9, 2004

Jeff Duhé and Robyn Ekings report from the Legislative Session underway in Baton Rouge.

SWI 2733 April 16, 2004

Romantic streetcars return to once-abandoned track beds in New Orleans.

SWI 2734 April 23, 2004

Jeff Duhé and Robyn Ekings report from the Legislative Session underway in Baton Rouge.

SWI 2735 April 30, 2004

Jeff Duhé and Robyn Ekings report from the Legislative Session underway in Baton Rouge.

SWI 2736 May 7, 2004

A report on State Legislative activity. Robyn Ekings reports on the proposed Bass Pro Shop for Livingston Parish. Charlie Whinham gives us a look at a New Orleans sculpture garden.

SWI 2737 May 14, 2004

Legislative Wrap - Louisiana Women In Politics - Louisiana Women have come a long way in politics. How did this happen ? Base Closures - With one quarter of the nation's bases at risk of closure in the upcoming round of Department of Defense recommendations, how will Louisiana fare? Acadian Apology - A visit to the Erath Museum and a look at the legal challenge on behalf of the Cajun people, that demands an apology for one of the most brutal chapters in the history of the British Empire.

SWI 2738 May 21, 2004

Legislative Wrap - Serial Killer - Who pays to defend a serial killer ? The answer may surprise you. St. Joseph Orchestra - The Saint Joseph Orchestra joins Russian guest pianist, Vladimir Zatzeiv for an evening of music on the shores of Lake Saint John. Northshore Lighthouse - Plans are underway to restore the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse Station to its original condition and make it available for visitors. LPB visits this historic site.

SWI 2739 May 28, 2004

Legislative Wrap - DED Secretary - Governor Blanco says Economic Development is a top priority so why can't she find a chief to head up the state's economic development drive ? University Art Museum - Tour the new 33,000 square foot, state of the art University Art Museum of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where exhibitions of national and international scope are on display.

SWI 2740 June 4, 2004

Legislative Wrap - Bus Boycott Ballet - Boycott Ballet - Students stage dance interpretation of groundbreaking 1953 Baton Rouge bus boycott protesting segregation. D-Day Museum/Normandy.

SWI 2741 June 11, 2004

Legislative Wrap - Second Act - Second Act is a visit with two well known (to be named later) politicians who are rebuilding their lives after being imprisoned for some type of public corruption. Louisiana Public Square - provides a forum for citizens to consider the pros and cons of different solutions to our state's most pressing problems. "Background: Economic Devopment" highlights the challenges and initiatives surrounding Louisiana's quest for prosperity. Dick Waterman/Artist- For over 40 years music promoter Dick Waterman photographed Blues legends of the South. Louisiana’s Buddy Guy, Robert Pete Williams and Roosevelt Sykes are among the hundreds of hotographs in his new book Between Midnight and Day.

SWI 2742 June 18, 2004

Legislative Wrap - Type Two Diabetes - Killing Louisianans in record numbers..what can you do not to be a statistic. Mississippi River Pollution - Recently the Mississippi River was named one of the ten most endangered in rivers in the country. The private environmental group American Rivers opposes the contruction of new docks along the waterway, a path currently being pursued by the Army Corps of Engineers. Grant Hill Art - "Something All Our Own" - A look at basketball superstar Grant Hill’s collection of African-American art on exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The Day the War Stopped - step back in time through the re-enactment of the Masonic burial of Union Gunboat Commander John E. Hart in St. Francisville’s Grace Episcopal Cemetery.

SWI 2743 June 25, 2004

Reporter’s Roundtable/Session Wrap - Who were the winners and losers during this year's legislative session? Robyn Ekings and Charles Zewe and a roundtable of capitol reporters discuss the outcome.

SWI 2744 July 2, 2004

Water Pollution and Summer Fun - Tubing returns to the Tickfaw and swimming is allowed in Lake Pontchartrain. How do we know it’s safe...who tells us so? Donaldsonville's Juneteenth Freedom Festival - Donaldsonville celebrates the commemoration of June 19, 1865 when many slaves first heard that they were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Port Allen Care Package Business for Soldiers - A Port Allen couple has created an internet business tailored for anyone wishing to send items to US soldiers. Find out what items soldiers miss the most.

SWI 2745 July 9, 2004

Reporter’s Oyster Law Suit - Louisiana Oystermen claim Caernarvon freshwater diversion project destroying their oyster beds. Mississippi River Pollution - Recently the Mississippi River was named one of the ten most endangered in rivers in the country. The private environmental group American Rivers opposes the construction of new docks along the waterway, a path currently being pursued by the Army Corps of Engineers. New York comes to Louisiana with the New York Show at the Opelousas Museum of Art. The museum displays the works of six established New York arists from Louisiana in an explosive exhibit call New York Show.

SWI 2746 July 16, 2004

Jail to Jobs - Two state agencies join forces to create programs that are putting parolees to work. Join the Railfanners in their watch for trains under the oaks in downtown Hammond. The Chamber of Greater Baton Rouge sues in federal and state courts to stop EPA requirements for reformulated gasoline. The Louisiana Public Square - Addressing Louisiana property taxes: how they are assessed and how property taxation can be made more equitable for all Louisiana homeowners.

SWI 2747 July 23, 2004

State Farm regroup - University of Louisiana in Monroe offers free tuition to laid off workers Oyster Racers - The Cajun Sprinters race to the finish line waving their flags for Louisiana Oysters. Ghost Towns - Two north Louisiana towns want to use the legend of the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde to revive their failing economy.

SWI 2748 July 30, 2004

Gulf Coast Gambling - 15 years later. Who’s winning and who’s losing? Video Poker in Texas and the economic effect on Louisiana. Louisiana National Guard - Louisiana is 2nd in nation in National guards deployed to Middle East. Best Buddies - An international organization founded in 1989, assists people with mild intellectual disabilities in making friendships, securing competitive jobs, and successfully fitting into society.

SWI 2749 August 6, 2004

Picadilly update. Schools to visit Parents - An effort to eliminate the achievement gap between races and ethnicities. Angela Gregory, a look at the New Orleans born, internationally known sculpture artist.

SWI 2750 August 13, 2004

State GOP - The Republican Party of Louisiana. Integration New Orleans Schools features Ruby Bridges Hall, the first African American child to desegregate an elementary school in Louisiana. Public Square - Education Citizens quiz Governor Blanco on how the state can make the grade in K-12 education.

SWI 2751 August 20, 2004

Crime Stats. Juvenile System - Issues surrounding the current state of our juvenile justice system. Best Buddies - An international organization founded in 1989, assists people with mild intellectual disabilities in making friendships, securing competitive jobs, and successfully fitting into society. City Park - Park history from WPA days and renovation of the Art Deco.

SWI 2752 August 27, 2004

Young Turks - a historical look at a group of a group of reform-minded legislators elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. Futuristic Smithsonian Exhibit - Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future a traveling exhibition that explores the history of the future. Floodwaters washing away rice crop - Farmers working on what to do next. John Scott, artist - A visit to the studio of visual jazz artist John Scott.


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