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September 26, 2014
LSWI3803 - September 26, 2014

State Workers Health Care Changes, LPB American Graduate Day, Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

State Workers Health Care Changes (04:20) Next month is the open enrollment period for state workers to decide on a health insurance plan provided by the Office of Group Benefits. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said the plans may not be legal because the Jindal Administration did not allow sufficient time for public comment and legislative review. The Louisiana House of Representatives scheduled a special public meeting on the matter. Charlie Whinham will have the latest. SHARE

Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports (12:51) How big is the business of college sports in Louisiana? Should student-athletes receive compensation for their efforts? Expenditures in big-time college sports grew nearly twice as much as spending on academics. This month’s Louisiana Public Square explores the future of college sports in Louisiana and across the country. SHARE

LPB American Graduate Day (20:04) JAG stands for Jobs for America’s Graduates. It’s a national dropout and recovery program that is being used in middle and high schools statewide. The program will be featured on PBS’ American Graduate Day this Saturday. Shauna Sanford will have a preview. SHARE

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September 19, 2014
LSWI3802 - September 19, 2014

Hurricane Rita Nine Years Later, 2014 Constitutional Amendments, Meet the Artists

Hurricane Rita Nine Years Later (5:20) September 24th marks the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Rita, which delivered a crushing blow to southwest Louisiana. Charlie Whinham returns to the town of Cameron to talk with the residents who have decided to stay. SHARE

2014 Constitutional Amendments (12:50) There are over a dozen constitutional amendments on the upcoming November ballot. Just the thought of deciding yes or no can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Shauna Sanford talks with Robert Travis Scott of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana who will help you get prepared. SHARE

Meet the Artists (19:34) This Friday marks the kickoff of LPB’s annual Art & Travel Auction. Over 300 Louisiana artists are participating in this year. Meet two artists whose work is part of this popular event. SHARE

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September 12, 2014
LSWI3801 - September 12, 2014

The Faces Behind the Case, Hurricane Awareness, LA International Film Festival

The Faces Behind the Case (4:28) Jon Robicheaux and Derek Penton filed a lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s ban on same sex marriage last November. Last week a federal court judge in New Orleans upheld Louisiana’s stance, snapping a streak of over 20 federal cases so far that have stuck down similar state bans. While the final ruling will likely end up with the U.S. Supreme Court, Charlie Whinham asks just what makes up a modern family and who decides? SHARE

Hurricane Awareness (11:56) Retired Army Lt. General Russel Honoré prepares coastal residents for the peak of the 2014 Hurricane Season with life saving tips. General Honoré will discuss vital preparations that every coastal family and business should adhere to in the event of a hurricane and offer useful tips that may mean the difference between life and death in the event of a hurricane. SHARE

LA International Film Festival (18:46) The state’s burgeoning film industry is creating mega opportunities for so many people. The Louisiana International Film Festival is one example. Professional actors, directors and writers are flocking to the festival and its mentorship program is helping to develop up and coming talent. This week Shauna Sanford talks with the executive director and one of its brightest stars. SHARE

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