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Victor Bussie Remembered
LSWI3452 - September 9, 2011
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Victor Bussie, whose name was synonymous with the labor movement in Louisiana, died this past week at the age of 92. We will look back at the life of the man who was the head of the Louisiana’s AFL-CIO for 41 years.

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Hunger Action Month
LSWI3452 - September 9, 2011
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September is “Hunger Action Month” across Louisiana. Donna LaFleur tells us how one master gardener is growing fresh produce to help those in need.

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Baton Rouge Services Commemorate 9/11
LSWI3452 - September 9, 2011
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Baton Rouge Services Commemorate 9/11

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Louisiana Remembers 9/11
LSWI3452 - September 9, 2011
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Louisiana Remembers 9/11

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Teaching the History of 9/11
LSWI3452 - September 9, 2011
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As we near the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Sue Lincoln shows how this tragic event is now being taught to youngsters as a lesson in American history.
| Southern Education Desk |

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French Immersion Classes
LSWI3451 - September 2, 2011
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A new law authored by Ville Platte Senator Eric Lafleur requires more Louisiana schools to teach French immersion classes by the fall of 2015. But at least one parish is resisting.
| Southern Education Desk |

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Louisiana National Guard in Haiti
LSWI3451 - September 2, 2011
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It has been over a year and a half since the massive earthquakes in Haiti that killed over 300,000 and left roughly one million people homeless. A rebuilding task force is being coordinated by the Louisiana National Guard as part of Task Force Bon Voizen (Good Neighbor).

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John Maginnis Interview
LSWI3451 - September 2, 2011
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So you want to enter politics? Political writer John Maginnis has been holding workshops on that subject for years. Political insiders like James Carville, Buddy Roemer and Maginnis will tell all budding public servants “How to Get Elected.”
| How To Get Elected |

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French Immersion
LSWI3450 - August 26, 2011
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It used to be illegal for Louisiana public school students to talk in French, but now many of them are learning their math, science and social studies entirely in that language. Sue Lincoln takes us inside some French immersion classrooms.
| Southern Education Desk |

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Hip-Hop
LSWI3450 - August 26, 2011
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The Hip-Hop culture is moving outside of its urban roots and making its way into the mainstream. A Hip-Hop dance instructor is teaching a class at Episcopal High in Baton Rouge. Thousands of people attended a recent Hip-Hop festival in the capitol city to promote Hip-Hop forms of art, music, dance and poetry.

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Dr. Shirley White
LSWI3450 - August 26, 2011
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Dr. Shirley White with Success Images will offer a road map to finding that next job with the help of social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.

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Mike Manning, BR Food Bank
LSWI3449 - August 19, 2011
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Mike Manning with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will discuss “Hunger Action Month” beginning in September.
| Baton Rouge Food Bank |

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Kayaking the Mississippi
LSWI3449 - August 19, 2011
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One LSU student and two from Ole Miss are kayaking the entire Mississippi River. Their two-month journey is meant to raise money for two schools and raise awareness to the homeless.
| Awake in the Current |

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Debt Ceiling Deal
LSWI3449 - August 19, 2011
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How does the budget battle in Washington effect the average Louisiana citizen? We will preview this month’s Louisiana Public Square, “Debt Ceiling Deal: Controlling the 2011 Budget.”
| Louisiana Public Square |

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Talking Technology
LSWI3449 - August 19, 2011
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Alexandria-area education officials are embracing technology. Sue Lincoln shows us how it's being used to train teachers and bring Advanced Placement classes to high school students in nine CENLA parishes.
| Southern Education Desk |

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LIGO
LSWI3448 - August 12, 2011
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The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Livingston Parish added a new piece to help unlock the puzzles of the universe.

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CC Lockwood
LSWI3448 - August 12, 2011
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What has nature photographer C.C. Lockwood been up to lately? He has re-mastered his 1970s movie on the Atchafalaya River Basin, which airs this month on LPB. His original 16mm movie caught the attention of National Geographic in 1975 and helped to turn the tide of future development of the basin.

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Suit Drive
LSWI3448 - August 12, 2011
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The state Department of Corrections hope Louisiana citizens will donate unused business attire in good condition. The program is designed to help recently released prisoners get a chance at taking that first successful step back into the job market. That start can be something as simple as a good suit.

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Back to School
LSWI3448 - August 12, 2011
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Is it the start of the school year already? School begins this week in a majority of the districts around the state. Education reporter Sue Lincoln finds out how teachers prepare for a new term.

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Health Expo
LSWI3447 - August 5, 2011
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The National Association of Free Health Clinics will hold a one-day free health clinic in New Orleans on August 29th. Dr. Rani Whitfield and Nicole Lamoureux Busby, the executive director of the NAFC will tell us why this event is so important and how the public can volunteer.
| National Association of Free Health Clinics |

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Priced Out
LSWI3447 - August 5, 2011
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State and federal budget cuts means colleges and universities are raising tuition rates to stay afloat. Where does that leave students from low-income families?
| Southern Education Desk |

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Pilots for Patients
LSWI3447 - August 5, 2011
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Monroe based volunteer organization “Pilots for Patients” hit a significant milestone recently. They offer free plane rides to people who need to travel great distances for medical treatment. The non-profit organization celebrated their 1000th mission last week.
| Pilots for Patients |

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Immunizations
LSWI3446 - July 29, 2011
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There are certain vaccines your child needs before entering school. Allegra Yancey talks with Louisiana pediatricians.
| LA Department of Health and Hospitals |

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Charter Schools Fail
LSWI3446 - July 29, 2011
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When public schools fail, they are taken over by the state--or by non-profit organizations that are empowered to run them as charter schools. Sue Lincoln finds out what happens when charter schools fail.
| Southern Education Desk |

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Bay Jimmy
LSWI3446 - July 29, 2011
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As part of our continuing GulfWatch coverage, Jeremy Alford heads to the marshes of Plaquemines Parish where oil from last year’s BP spill is still present. How does this impact people, wildlife and business in the area?
| GulfWatch |

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WTC Steel in Louisiana
LSWI3446 - July 29, 2011
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Terry Ferrell Firefighter’s Fund is transporting a piece of the World Trade Center in New York through the south and to its final destination in San Diego.

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Pilots for Patients Reach 1000th Flight
LSWI3446 - July 29, 2011
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Monroe based volunteer organization completed their 1000th mission earlier this week.
| Pilots for Patients |

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Art Imitates Life
LSWI3445 - July 22, 2011
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As part of our continuing GulfWatch coverage, Jeremy Alford heads to an exhibit in Mobile, Alabama, to see how art imitates and reflects on life one year after the BP oil spill.
| Gulfwatch |

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LaYAPP Program
LSWI3445 - July 22, 2011
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Sue Lincoln takes us inside the LSU AgCenter’s LaYAPP program. It is a one-year mentorship program pairing urban and rural high school students with experts in the field of agri-business.
| Southern Education Desk |

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Sheila Pounders, Entergy Rep
LSWI3445 - July 22, 2011
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High temperatures usually mean high utility bills, but Sheila Pounders of Entergy has some heat saving tips and ways to help customers control their bills.
| Entergy: Take Control of Your Bill |

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Cheating the System
LSWI3444 - July 15, 2011
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Georgia isn’t the only state to uncover cheating on standardized tests. Education reporter Sue Lincoln will tell us what the Louisiana Department of Education has found.
| Southern Education Desk |

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Lessons Learned
LSWI3444 - July 15, 2011
5:52 / 19074

There’s a new well containment facility designed to help responders avoid what happened during the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Jeremy Alford investigates whether it will really work.
| GulfWatch |

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French Students
LSWI3444 - July 15, 2011
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La Fondation Louisiane scholars are attending summer classes at Centenary College in Shreveport before heading to Europe this fall. Charlie Whinham follows the students as they prepare to teach English and pursue their French studies abroad.
| La Fondation Louisiane |

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Tech Biomedical Engineering
LSWI3443 - July 8, 2011
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At Louisiana Tech University, scientists and students are working together to create better methods and devices to help cancer patients, accident victims and others suffering from various injuries and medical issues. Allegra Yancey gives us a closer look at the life-saving advances they’re making.

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College Affordability
LSWI3443 - July 8, 2011
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The U.S. Department of Education has released a report on the most affordable colleges in the nation. Several Louisiana schools are included on the list. Sue Lincoln finds out where students are getting the biggest bang for their bucks.
| Southern Education Desk |

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Still Cooking
LSWI3443 - July 8, 2011
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Since the Gulf oil spill, the Louisiana restaurant industry has spent millions getting the word out that the seafood is safe. Is it working? Jeremy Alford takes a look.
| GulfWatch |

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Jim Donelon
LSWI3442 - July 1, 2011
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Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon returns explains the confusion over the cost of flood insurance.
| Louisiana Department of Insurance |

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Poverty Point
LSWI3442 - July 1, 2011
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Fourth graders from all across Louisiana get lessons of a lifetime at Poverty Point State Historic Site in north Louisiana. Education reporter Sue Lincoln explains how the 3000-year-old Indian earth mounds are considered by many archeologists as the cradle of civilization in North America.
| Southern Education Desk |

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Coastal Rejuvenation
LSWI3442 - July 1, 2011
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As part of LPB’s continuing GulfWatch coverage, Jeremy Alford reports the federal government is beginning to pre-approve coastal restoration projects meant to mend damages deposited by last year’s BP oil spill.
| GulfWatch |

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Shrinking the Survey
LSWI3441 - June 24, 2011
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Will Louisiana become the only state in the U.S. without a geological survey office? If you believe the budget cuts, then it's possible. Jeremy Alford digs through the paperwork.
| GulfWatch |

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Legislative Wrap Up
LSWI3441 - June 24, 2011
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It’s the final week of the regular session at the capitol. Charlie Whinham will recap the session.
| Capitol Beat |

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Education Funding
LSWI3441 - June 24, 2011
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Education reporter Sue Lincoln looks into Louisiana's tax structure, and how hundreds of tax breaks are cutting into education funding.
| Southern Education Desk |

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Dixie Gem Peach Queens
LSWI3441 - June 24, 2011
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This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of the Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston. Allegra Yancey traveled to the Lincoln Parish Museum and Historical Society where the current exhibit features gowns of the past Dixie Gem Peach Queens.
| Louisiana Peach Festival |

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Gulf Rediscovered
LSWI3440 - June 17, 2011
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This week on GulfWatch, Jeremy Alford reports on the first big oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP oil spill.

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Replacing the Superintendent and Competing for Federal Grants
LSWI3440 - June 17, 2011
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Education reporter Sue Lincoln talks with BESE’s interim Superintendent Ollie Tyler about finding a replacement for Paul Pastorek as well as discuss strategies to compete for federal education grants.

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Legislative Wrap Up
LSWI3440 - June 17, 2011
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Shauna Sanford has a recap of the week at the State Capitol. Time is running out for lawmakers to grapple with a $1.6-billion deficit before the new fiscal year begins.

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Legislative Wrap Up
LSWI3439 - June 10, 2011
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Charlie Whinham is back from the capitol and has this week’s legislative recap.

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Budget Cuts Cancel Juneteenth Festival
LSWI3439 - June 10, 2011
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For the first time in 17 years, Donaldsonville’s Juneteenth Freedom Festival is cancelled due to budget cuts. Kathe Hambrick Jackson of the River Road African American Museum is our studio guest to discuss fundraising efforts.

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Southern University’s Timbuktu Academy
LSWI3439 - June 10, 2011
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Education reporter Sue Lincoln takes us inside Southern University’s Timbuktu Academy. Each summer third through twelfth graders are offered advanced science programs particularly in physics and chemistry.

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Will Remaining Oil Have Any Impact?
LSWI3439 - June 10, 2011
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With hurricane season upon us, state officials are attempting to gauge the impact any leftover oil from last year's spill would have if blown further into the marshes by formidable storm surges. Producer Jeremy Alford has our latest GulfWatch report.

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Mapping the Future of Louisiana
LSWI3438 - June 3, 2011
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State lawmakers in the house have heard a presentation by the U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center on a new map that illustrates wetland losses and gains in the Louisiana coastal area from 1932-2010. Producer Jeremy Alford will have the details.

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Search for a new State Superintendent
LSWI3438 - June 3, 2011
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The search is on for a new state superintendent of education. Education reporter Sue Lincoln will have the latest on the search and the front runner for the job.

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Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon on Hurricanes
LSWI3438 - June 3, 2011
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Hurricane season is here but do you have the proper insurance? Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon will be in studio with some important information.

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Legislative Wrap Up
LSWI3438 - June 3, 2011
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Shauna Sanford recaps the week at the state capitol.

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Taking Chances
LSWI3437 - May 27, 2011
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Shauna Sanford is watching the rising river levels of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya basin. Residents and officials in Krotz Springs and Morgan City are bracing for water levels to crest this weekend.
| GulfWatch |

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Consequences
LSWI3437 - May 27, 2011
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As part of LPB’s continuing GulfWatch coverage, producer Jeremy Alford investigates the findings of Terry Hazen on special microbes found in the Gulf that eat oil.
| GulfWatch |

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Graduation Rates
LSWI3437 - May 27, 2011
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Education reporter Sue Lincoln checks out graduation rates of Louisiana college students and how it plays out with the Grad Act. The Jindal Administration is focusing on graduation rates as the deciding factor for funding amounts each school will receive.
| Southern Education Desk |

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Legislative Wrap Up
LSWI3437 - May 27, 2011
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Shauna Sanford recaps the week at the state capitol.
| Capitol Beat |

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River Research
LSWI3436 - May 20, 2011
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The opening of the spillways will provide scientists with ground-breaking data on how sediment is dumped throughout the region.
| GulfWatch |

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Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré (Ret.)
LSWI3436 - May 20, 2011
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Retired Lt. General Russel Honoré is in the studio to help keep an eye on the latest developments with the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya Basin water levels and offers advice on how to stay safe.
| GulfWatch | | American Red Cross |

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Legislative Wrap Up
LSWI3436 - May 20, 2011
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Shauna Sanford will recap the week at the state capitol. Among the hot topics this week include the proposed SUNO-UNO merger and the debate over increasing taxes on tobacco products.
| Capitol Beat |

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Lights, Camera, Louisiana!
LSWI3436 - May 20, 2011
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We preview this month’s Louisiana Public Square focusing on the state’s motion picture industry. "Lights, Camera, Louisiana!” airs on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm.
| Louisiana Public Square |

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Legislative Wrap-Up 05/13/2011
LSWI3435 - May 13, 2011
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Shauna Sanford recaps this week of the regular session at the state capitol where debate continues on the proposed merger of Southern University at New Orleans and the University of New Orleans.

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River Level Update 5/13/11
LSWI3435 - May 13, 2011
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River Level Update 5/13/11

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TOPS Bills
LSWI3435 - May 13, 2011
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And education reporter Sue Lincoln examines the possibility of tweaking the TOPS scholarship program.

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BP Bills
LSWI3435 - May 13, 2011
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Jeremy Alford takes a look at the latest bills up for debate, including proposals that would extend legal deadlines, create special tax breaks and shed new light on health concerns connected to the BP disaster.

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Monitoring the Atchafalaya Basin
LSWI3435 - May 13, 2011
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As river levels rise, so does the intensity of flood fighting efforts in the Atchafalaya Basin.

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Headlines 5/6/11
LSWI3434 - May 6, 2011
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Headlines 5/6/11
| GulfWatch |

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Ken Graham Interview
LSWI3434 - May 6, 2011
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All eyes are on the rising Mississippi River as communities across south Louisiana brace for flood waters that some are speculating could be worse than the flood of 1927. Ken Graham of the National Weather Center will give us the very latest.
| GulfWatch |

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Troubled Waters
LSWI3434 - May 6, 2011
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The flooding could greatly impact the areas that have already been devastated by the oil spill. Jeremy Alford finds out what’s at stake for areas already reeling from the spill.
| GulfWatch |

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Legislative Wrap Up
LSWI3434 - May 6, 2011
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The much anticipated debate on what could be the most controversial bill of the session got underway this week. Shauna Sanford will have a recap as well as other highlights from the session.
| Capitol Beat |

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Creationism
LSWI3434 - May 6, 2011
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Education reporter Sue Lincoln delves into the bill to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act.
| Capitol Beat |

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Louisiana Honor Air
LSWI3433 - April 29, 2011
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Final Flight for Louisiana Honor Air
| Louisiana Honor Air |

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Budget Battle
LSWI3433 - April 29, 2011
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The regular legislative session opened Monday in Baton Rouge. The biggest challenge ahead for lawmakers is getting a handle on a $1.6 billion deficit.
| Capitol Beat |

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Starting Over
LSWI3433 - April 29, 2011
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As part of LPB’s continuing GulfWatch coverage, Jeremy Alford looks at the ongoing struggle in the River Parishes to not only locate workers impacted by the spill, but also train them for new careers.
| GulfWatch |

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Education Legislation
LSWI3433 - April 29, 2011
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Education reporter Sue Lincoln looks into bills filed this legislative session that could impact education. This year’s bills range from the reorganization of BESE, capping TOPS, and requiring high school students to maintain a “C” average to play sports.

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LSU Audubon
LSWI3433 - April 29, 2011
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The Birds of North America is John James Audubon's masterpiece. The Audubon first edition is one of many treasures featured on Treasures of LSU.
| Treasures of LSU |

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Oil Spill Headlines 4/22/11
LSWI3432 - April 22, 2011
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Oil Spill Headline 4/22/11
| GulfWatch |

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Houma Field Hearing
LSWI3432 - April 22, 2011
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A Congressional Committee held their hearing in Houma this week to hear from Gulf Coast residents and business owners. Congress prepares to debate new policy proposals related to last year’s oil spill.
| GulfWatch |

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Commission Returns
LSWI3432 - April 22, 2011
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Even though the National Oil Spill Commission is no longer active, its membership is still drawing big crowds and serious questions. Members returned to New Orleans this week to observe the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill.
| GulfWatch |

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Pensacola Beach Update
LSWI3432 - April 22, 2011
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Many Louisiana residents head to the Florida panhandle to enjoy the beaches this time of year. GulfWatch public media partner Jill Hubbs in Pensacola has an update on how the oil spill affected tourism.
| GulfWatch |

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ULM Teaching Program
LSWI3432 - April 22, 2011
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Education Reporter Sue Lincoln headed to the University of Louisiana at Monroe since the school has one of the top programs in the country producing quality teachers.

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Oil Spill Headlines 4/15/11 - The Gulf Coast Recovery: One Year Later
LSWI3431 - April 15, 2011
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Oil Spill Headline 4/15/11
| GulfWatch |

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Lawsuit Update - The Gulf Coast Recovery: One Year Later
LSWI3431 - April 15, 2011
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The deadline for the federal suit against companies related to the oil spill is April 20th. How is the process working?
| GulfWatch |

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Vietnamese Fishermen - The Gulf Coast Recovery: One Year Later
LSWI3431 - April 15, 2011
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Roughly 13,000 commercial fishing boats in the Gulf are owned or operated by Vietnamese Americans. The future is uncertain for many Vietnamese families struggling to preserve their livelihood and culture.
| GulfWatch |

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State of Industry - The Gulf Coast Recovery: One Year Later
LSWI3431 - April 15, 2011
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Jeremy Alford will look at the after effects of the oil spill on the oil and gas industry.
| GulfWatch |

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Redrawing Voting Lines Interview with Robert Travis Scott
LSWI3430 - April 8, 2011
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Lawmakers are busy now redrawing Louisiana’s new voting lines but are battle lines being drawn instead? Robert Travis Scott of PAR will give us the latest

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Getting Ready for High Stakes Testing
LSWI3430 - April 8, 2011
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It’s almost time for phase two of the high stakes LEAP test for fourth and eighth graders. Education reporter Sue Lincoln looks at how the foods they eat can affect their brain power and how much or little rest they get before the big test can help or hurt.

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State Lawmakers to Address Policy after Gulf Oil Spill
LSWI3430 - April 8, 2011
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It has been almost one year since the Gulf oil spill. What can we expect to hear from state lawmakers representing the areas impacted by the spill in the upcoming regular legislative session? Producer Jeremy Alford heads to the capitol to find out.

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LPB Honored at NAB Convention
LSWI3430 - April 8, 2011
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CC Copeland and LPB were honored this week at NAB convention in Las Vegas this week.

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Oil Spill Headlines 4/1/11
LSWI3429 - April 1. 2011
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Oil Spill Headlines 4/1/11
| GulfWatch |

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Oil Impact Part 3
LSWI3429 - April 1. 2011
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In the final segment of his series “The Impact”, Jeremy Alford talks oil and gas with Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret, and tourism with Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne.
| GulfWatch |

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Pre-Kindergarten Programs
LSWI3429 - April 1. 2011
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Education reporter Sue Lincoln looks into pre-kindergarten programs in Louisiana and potential funding challenges that could be down the road.

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Lieutenant Governor’s Office
LSWI3429 - April 1. 2011
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Shauna Sanford takes a look at the role of Lieutenant Governor. What is the current impact of the office and what might the future hold? Next month, McNeese State University and LPB hold a panel discussion on the subject as part of the McLeod Lecture series.

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Oil Spill Headlines
LSWI3428 - March 25, 2011
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Dr. Mike Robichaux of Raceland voices concern over treatment of those exposed to chemicals used in the oil spill cleanup.
| GulfWatch |

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Redistricting Louisiana Interview
LSWI3428 - March 25, 2011
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Lawmakers called a special session this week to determine new district voting lines across the state. We will discuss the latest details with Robert Travis Scott, President of the Public Affairs Research Council.

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Oil Impact Part 2
LSWI3428 - March 25, 2011
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As part of LPB’s continuing GulfWatch coverage, producer Jeremy Alford focuses on the specific economic impact of the Gulf oil spill that effects tourism and the state budget. As it stands, Louisiana is currently paying for clean-up efforts and seeking reimbursement later.

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School Districts in Distress
LSWI3428 - March 25, 2011
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There are now six school districts that are on the verge of filing bankruptcy. What will this mean for the children and for the schools? Education Reporter Sue Lincoln talks to state lawmakers, the Superintendent of Education and district leaders about where they go from here.

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Dr. Allan Pulsipher Interview
LSWI3427 - March 18, 2011
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Is the tragedy unfolding in Japan something that could happen in Louisiana? Dr. Allan Pulsipher, Executive Director of the LSU Center for Energy Studies, will talk about where Louisiana stands in the production of nuclear energy.

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Leap Test
LSWI3427 - March 18, 2011
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Students all over the state are preparing to take the LEAP test next week. Education Reporter Sue Lincoln looks at what schools are doing to help students relax through mediation, as well as what brain foods can help students perform at their best.

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Oil Impact Part 1
LSWI3427 - March 18, 2011
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Just how much money has Louisiana received from the BP oil spill and how is it being used? Jeremy Alford delves into the numbers.
| GulfWatch |

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Minimum Foundation Program
LSWI3426 - March 11, 2011
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Some school districts are struggling because of the MFP. What is the Minimum Foundation Program and does anyone really understand how it works? Education reporter Sue Lincoln looks at the ABCs of the MFP.

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Deidre Stepter
LSWI3426 - March 11, 2011
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The IRS has more than $1.1 Billion dollars in refunds from 2007 and more than 19,000 Louisiana residents could be missing out. Deirdre Stepter with the IRS will have details and tax tips you can use.

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Angel Baby
LSWI3426 - March 11. 2011
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Have you ever heard of Epidermolysis Bullosa? It's a disease which basically means the skin is not attached to the body. Little Tripp Roth wasn't supposed to live a year, but now he is 21 months old. Bill Capo will share his amazing story.
| EB Nurse | | EBing A Mommy Blog |

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Louisiana Baseball Stories Preview
LSWI3426 - March 11. 2011
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Louisiana is the birthplace to baseball all-stars Mel Ott and Ron Guidry. The state also hosted the world series in 1932… and an Alexandria native created the most exciting moment in the history of the college world series. Get a preview of Charlie Whinham's new documentary, "Louisiana Baseball Stories," premiering on LPB Wednesday night.

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Oil Spill Headlines
LSWI3426 - March 11. 2011
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Oil Spill Headlines
| GulfWatch |

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Deep Water Drilling Report
LSWI3425 - March 4, 2011
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Federal officials cleared one permit for deepwater drilling in the Gulf and Department of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle is optimistic more wells could be cleared. Secretary Angelle is in the studio to discuss the latest developments.
| GulfWatch |

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Future of Gulf Restoration
LSWI3425 - March 4, 2011
5:35 / 18122

A federal task force meets this week in New Orleans to discuss the future of Gulf Coast restoration efforts. Jeremy Alford will have the latest developments as part of LPB's continuing GulfWatch coverage.
| GulfWatch |

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Ron Guidry
LSWI3425 - March 4, 2011
9:16 / 30053

Before Ron Guidry won two World Series championships and a Cy Young Award with the New York Yankees, this Lafayette native had to sneak out of his family house to play on his first Little League team. Charlie Whinham sits down with one of baseball's most dominating pitchers in the 70's and 80's as part of "Louisiana Baseball Stories."

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Oil Spill Headlines
LSWI3425 - March 4, 2011
2:31 / 7826

Oil Spill Headlines
| GulfWatch |

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Oil Spill Claims Process
LSWI3424 - February 25, 2011
6:23 / 20674

The claims process has fallen under heavy scrutiny and criticism as of late. Producer Jeremy Alford looks at the latest federal rulings concerning Ken Feinberg, claims administrator for the Gulf oil spill, and how he has changed the way claims are paid out.
| GulfWatch |

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Monroe Monarchs
LSWI3424 - February 25, 2011
7:41 / 24918

Back in 1932, Monroe earned national headlines in the sporting world when it hosted the Negro League World Series. As part of his series called "Louisiana Baseball Stories," Charlie Whinham discovers the former location of Casino Park where the Monroe Monarchs played the Pittsburgh Crawfords, and Satchel Paige was not the only Hall of Famer playing that day.

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Read Across America Day
LSWI3424 - February 25, 2011
4:55 / 15148

LPB is playing a statewide role next week during "Read Across America Day." LPB Education Outreach Director Lenora Brown is in the studio to share the importance of reading programs throughout Louisiana, thanks to the efforts of volunteers.

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Oil Spill Headlines
LSWI3424 - February 25, 2011
0:43 / 2315

Oil Spill Headlines
| GulfWatch |

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State Redistricting
LSWI3423 - February 18, 2011
8:21 / 26987

Let the redrawing of state voting lines begin. As lawmakers start touring the state this week to get voter input, we’ll find out what lies ahead for Louisiana.

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Anchors Left Behind
LSWI3423 - February 18, 2011
5:35 / 18070

Anchors left behind by boom operators in the cleanup of the oil spill are being excavated. Producer Jeremy Alford looks in to what sort of impact are they having on the Gulf.
| GulfWatch |

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SUNO and UNO Merger
LSWI3423 - February 18, 2011
5:41 / 18408

Education reporter Sue Lincoln examines the study to merge UNO and SUNO. Questions are being raised about whether FEMA money may be involved.

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Oil Spill Headlines
LSWI3423 - February 18, 2011
2:12 / 6019

Oil Spill Headlines
| GulfWatch |

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Oil Spill Headlines
LSWI3422 - February 11, 2011
0:55 / 2840

Oil Spill Headlines
| GulfWatch |

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Congressman John Fleming Interview
LSWI3422 - February 11, 2011
7:27 / 24186

State lawmakers will start touring the state next week to hear what voters have to say about drawing the new voting lines. But members of the Louisiana’s congressional delegation have ideas of their own. Shauna Sanford talks with Congressman John Fleming from Washington D.C.

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LSU Homerun
LSWI3422 - February 11, 2011
7:07 / 23047

Charlie Whinham sits down with Warren Morris, the LSU second baseman that hit the game winning home run against Miami in the 1996 College World Series.

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Dr. Rani Whitfield
LSWI3422 - February 11, 2011
5:08 / 15660

It’s Heart Awareness Month. Dr. Rani Whitfield, spokesman for the American Heart Association will have life saving information on how to keep your heart healthy and warning signs that women, especially, should not ignore.

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Oil Spill Health Effects
LSWI3421 - February 4, 2011
6:08 / 19754

In our continuing "GulfWatch" coverage following the effects on Louisiana life by the BP oil spill, Michael Farrar talks with scientists investigating health concerns for coastal residents and consumers of Gulf seafood.

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Sweet Potato Plant
LSWI3421 - February 4, 2011
2:49 / 9112

The newly opened Con Agra sweet potato plant in north Louisiana is not only providing hundreds of jobs to the region, it has been recognized internationally for being environmentally friendly.

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Oil Headlines
LSWI3421 - February 4, 2011
1:30 / 4499

The official census numbers will be released this week. Louisiana’s numbers are down - but what will that mean to the state?
| GulfWatch |

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Jim Taylor
LSWI3421 - February 4, 2011
6:34 / 21270

This weekend is super bowl Sunday pitting the Green Bay Packers against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Dallas. One man enjoying Super Bowl week in Texas is former LSU and Green Bay Packers running back Jim Taylor.

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Property Taxes
LSWI3421 - February 4, 2011
6:04 / 19667

If there’s one thing many homeowners do not like to pay it’s property taxes. One Caddo parish man found out that property taxes in Shreveport are more than 200 percent higher than in other major Louisiana cities.

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Getting Down to Business
LSWI3420 - January 28. 2011
5:00 / 15977

Capitol One Bank’s Cheri Ausberry will tell us about “Getting Down to Business.” It’s a new program designed to help anyone interested in creating a small business.

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Mel Ott
LSWI3420 - January 28. 2011
7:30 / 24367

Have you heard of Mel Ott? Many in his hometown of Gretna, Louisiana, have not. At age 17, Mel hopped a train to New York City and would go on to play 23 seasons with the New York Giants. Charlie Whinham introduces you to this major league Hall of Famer, born over 100 years ago.

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BP Fines
LSWI3420 - January 28. 2011
6:31 / 21163

Following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill of last summer, just where will BP fines be directed? Jeremy Alford reports on the efforts to direct 80% of the fines toward coastal restoration along the Gulf of Mexico.
| Public Media Exchange |

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Louisiana Honor Air
LSWI3420 - January 28. 2011
01:00 / 3016

Louisiana Honor Air is offering a DC trip to WWII Vets on Saturday, May 28.
| Louisiana Honor Air |

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Berms to Barriers
LSWI3419 - January 21, 2011
5:51 / 18950

Jeremy Alford examines why the National Oil Spill Commission questions the state’s use of millions of dollars to create sand berms.

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Aaron Viles Interview
LSWI3419 - January 21, 2011
7:05 / 22972

In-studio guest Aaron Viles with Gulf Restoration Network discusses the findings of the Commission’s nearly 400-page report.

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SBA Loans
LSWI3419 - January 21, 2011
6:49 / 22074

The Small Business Administration has offered loans to victims of the oil spill but as producer Dorothy Kendrick finds out, the loan application process is daunting for many.

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Mary Landrieu Interview
LSWI3418 - January 14, 2011
6:45 / 21888

Shauna Sanford talks with Senator Mary Landrieu about the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, what sort of impact the tragedy will have on her public meetings, and the findings of the National Oil Spill Commission.

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Evangeline Baseball League
LSWI3418 - January 14, 2011
7:25 / 23905

Charlie Whinham uncovers the history of minor league baseball in Louisiana. The Evangeline League prospered in rural Louisiana from the 1930s to the 1950s. Teams included the Alexandria Aces, Abbeville Athletics, Crowley Millers, Hammond Berries and the Houma Indians. Over sixty players from the Evangeline League would go on to play in the majors.

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Beinecke and Ulmer Interview
LSWI3418 - January 14, 2011
6:59 / 22180

The National Oil Spill Commission has released its much anticipated report on the BP oil spill disaster. Commissioner Frances Beinecke will join us in studio to discuss the report and the findings.
| GulfWatch |

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Representative Rick Gallot Interview
LSWI3417 - January 7, 2011
6:28 / 19532

Rep. Rick Gallot of Ruston will be in studio to discuss the issue of redistricting. Some legislators are pushing for the creation of a coastal district.

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CC Lockwood
LSWI3417 - January 7, 2011
6:08 / 19894

Tag along with renowned nature photographer C.C. Lockwood on his latest assignment, the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Dixon Animal Shelter
LSWI3417 - January 7, 2011
6:31 / 21132

You might be surprised to hear a new pet shelter opened inside Dixon Correctional Facility. This no-kill shelter offers a second chance for animals and for some inmates as well.

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Kenneth Feinberg Interview
LSWI3416 - December 31, 2010
08:07 / 26323

Shauna Sanford talks with Federal Gulf Oils Spill Claims Administrator Ken Feinberg to shed light on the claims process for the thousands of people impacted by the B-P oil spill earlier this year.
| Gulf Coast Claims Facility |

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Roseland Christmas
LSWI3416 - December 31, 2010
05:16 / 17125

Stay in the holiday spirit as we showcase some classic Louisiana landmarks during this time of the year. Charlie Whinham travels to Shreveport for “Christmas in Roseland.”
| American Rose Society |

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M-4 Rail Car
LSWI3416 - December 31, 2010
08:48 / 28535

Tour central Louisiana with a ride on a beautiful piece of railroading history. All aboard the “M-4” at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum.
| Southern Forest Heritage Museum |

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Feinberg - Young Interviews
LSWI3415 - December 24, 2010
7:13 / 23370

Shauna Sanford sits down with Jefferson Parish President John Young and federal Gulf oil spills claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg to discuss the latest on the claims process for those impacted by the BP oil spill earlier this year.

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Bonfires
LSWI3415 - December 24, 2010
6:54 / 22360

Charlie Whinham heads to St. James Parish for one of the most traditional and impressive Louisiana holiday traditions with the Christmas Eve Bonfires of Gramercy, Lutcher and Paulina.

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We Were Merchants
LSWI3415 - December 24, 2010
9:24 / 30494

Relive some of the memories of Christmas past with Louisiana’s Sternberg family, who once was part of the largest retail chain store in the South.

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Oil Spill Headlines 12/17/10
LSWI3414 - December 17, 2010
01:41 / 5503

Oil Spill Headlines 12/17/10
| Oilspill Archives |

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Kenneth Feinberg Interview
LSWI3414 - December 17, 2010
07:56 / 25609

Shauna Sanford talks with oil spill claims coordinator Kenneth Feinberg about the latest on the claims process for those impacted by this year’s Gulf oil spill.
| The Gulf Coast Claims Facility |

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Natchitoches Lights
LSWI3414 - December 17, 2010
06:26 / 20898

This time of year, Natchitoches shines every Christmas with the Festival of Lights. Charlie Whinham explores the annual festival as well as tours one of the town’s first homes.
| Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights |

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Charitable Giving
LSWI3414 - December 17, 2010
07:51 / 25481

We preview this month’s “Louisiana Public Square.” This month’s topic is “Charitable Giving.”
| Louisiana Public Square |

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Keith Jones Interview
LSWI3413 - December 10, 2010
5:52 / 22883

Shauna Sanford talks with Keith Jones. He lost his son in the April explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Jones is pressing Congress to help victims of disasters on the high seas.

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From the Top
LSWI3413 - December 10, 2010
7:04 / 18739

From the Top is a national radio program highlighting some of America’s promising young talent in music. LSU was hosted a recent program showcasing some of Louisiana’s freshest talent.

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Rural Life Christmas
LSWI3413 - December 10, 2010
6:52 / 22241

We visit the Rural Life Center to discover how Christmas was celebrated 150 years ago.

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LPB Scholarship Winner
LSWI3413 - December 10, 2010
0:27 / 1477

Southern University sophomore Kayla Tate of Baton Rouge is the recipient of the 2010 Louisiana Public Broadcasting Mass Communication Scholarship. Kayla has a 3.0 average in Mass Communications at Southern with an emphasis on broadcasting.

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Acadian Village Christmas
LSWI3412 - December 3, 2010
06:30 / 21090

Charlie Whinham kicks off the holiday season at Acadian Village in Lafayette. For thirty years, this 19th century village welcomes visitors with music, food, carnival rides and half a million Christmas lights.
| Acadian Village |

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16 Year Old SU Student
LSWI3412 - December 3, 2010
06:15 / 20290

What were you doing when you were 16? One Louisiana teenager is attending college. Shauna Sanford introduces us to Polite Stewart who is already a junior at Southern University.

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Oyster Testing
LSWI3412 - December 3, 2010
06:15 / 20290

How safe are oysters from the Gulf of Mexico? State and federal testing is at an all time high due to the BP oil spill of this past spring. Bill Rodman talks with commercial oystermen, researchers and health officials.
| Oil Spill |

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Kenilworth Students Honored
LSWI3412 - December 3, 2010
00:38 / 1928

Alienbots from Kenilworth Science and Technology take top honors at the Louisiana regionals of the FIRST LEGO League.

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Kathleen Blanco
LSWI3411 - November 26, 2010
11:36 / 37223

Former Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco is in the studio to respond to President George W. Bush's account of the events after Hurricane Katrina in his book "Decision Points." The former President is critical of Governor Blanco’s role during the disaster.

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Poverty Point
LSWI3411 - November 26, 2010
7:50 / 25374

We will also travel to north Louisiana to explore the 3,500 year old Indian mounds at Poverty Point. It has recently earned elevated status from the Smithsonian Institution and could be recognized by the United Nations for its historical and cultural significance.

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SU Band
LSWI3411 - November 26, 2010
3:35 / 11469

This weekend marks the 37th annual Bayou Classic Football game at the Superdome between Grambling and Southern. We will showcase the Jaguar Marching Band, known around the world as “The Human Jukebox.”

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Crime Prevention
LSWI3410 - November 19, 2010
8:15 / 26470

Shauna Sanford previews this month’s Louisiana Public Square. Shauna will explore how Louisiana cities are confronting high crime rates. Louisiana Public Square airs Wednesday, November 24th at 7 p.m. on LPB HD.
| Louisiana Public Square - 11/2010 |

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History of Baton Rouge
LSWI3410 - November 19, 2010
6:29 / 21037

A new exhibit at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol offers a rare look into the colorful past of Baton Rouge.

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Dianne Andrews Interview
LSWI3410 - November 19, 2010
5:25 / 17583

Motivational speaker and author Diane Andrews is in studio to share success stories of men and women who have overcome adversity. Her book, “Gumbo for the Heart” includes the triumphs of Gen. Russel Honore, actress Lola Falana and Congressman Bill Cassidy.

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Louisiana Waters Re-open
LSWI3409 - November 12, 2010
6:30 / 21078

LPB’s Bill Rodman reports on the latest Gulf of Mexico recovery efforts from the coast. It’s a little over six months since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began and over 98 percent of Louisiana’s coastal waters have re-opened to commercial and recreational fishermen. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recently released 32 rehabilitated sea turtles back into Gulf waters 45 miles southwest of Grand Isle.

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Gulf Coast Task Force
LSWI3409 - November 12, 2010
4:11 / 13575

This week in Pensacola, FL, hundreds gathered for the first meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. The fourteen member task force will address issues beyond the BP oil spill. Jeff Weeks from WSRE-TV in Pensacola reports from the Florida Gulf Coast as part of LPB’s Gulf Coast Consortium of public television and radio stations covering issues related to the oil spill.

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Rayne - What’s in a Name
LSWI3409 - November 12, 2010
7:47 / 25215

This weekend marks the “Big Gig” in Rayne, Louisiana. It’s the 38th annual Rayne Frog Festival. Charlie Whinham tells us why the frogs have elevated status in this Acadian community.

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Cat Island Post Card
LSWI3409 - November 12, 2010
2:14 / 7229

We take a closer look at Cat Island.

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Louisiana Women
LSWI3408 - November 5, 2010
05:27 / 17607

A pair of theatrical shows on historic Louisiana women is making its way across Louisiana through late November. Allegra Yancey previews “The Originals” and the “The Visionaries.”

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Jackson Barracks
LSWI3408 - November 5, 2010
06:08 / 19933

Originally built in 1835, the Jackson Barracks in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans suffered the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. Thanks to a massive reconstruction effort, the Louisiana National Guard is officially returning to the historic military post this week.

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Bob Mann Interview
LSWI3408 - November 5, 2010
06:27 / 20928

The elections may be over but there is still plenty to talk about. Bob Mann, Chair of the Manship School of Communications at LSU will talk about the future landscape of Louisiana Congressional politics.

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The Race For The Senate
LSWI3407 - October 29, 2010
29:00 / 44360

Special Report - A panel of analysts joins Shauna Sanford on-set to discuss a host of issues including: the number of candidates; the importance of this seat to Louisiana; the overall tone of the race; the attack ads; voter interest; and the debates. The guests include: Henson Moore (former member of the U.S. House of Representatives); Dr. Pearson Cross ( ULL Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science; Jan Moller (political reporter for the Times Picayune); and Raymond Strother (national political consultant from Louisiana) who joins via satellite from Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Artists Mose and Nash
LSWI3406 - October 22, 2010
7:22 / 23662

Meet two of the artists participating in the LPB Art and Travel Auction. Bidding is active now and closes October 24th!
| LPB Art Auction |

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New Orleans Halloween
LSWI3406 - October 22, 2010
3:25 / 11127

Throw me something Monster! New Orleans hopes to become a destination location for Halloween revelers across the country. Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World is behind the Krewe of Boo effort where over 20 floats parade down Tchoupitoulas Street and it’s not too late to join the party.

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Foreclosures
LSWI3406 - October 22, 2010
5:37 / 18240

Louisiana has joined a 50-state mortgage foreclosure group to review what’s being called robo-signing. One of the largest mortgage lenders in the country has frozen foreclosures in 23 states, including Louisiana. Sanettria Pleasant with the Attorney General’s office will explain what this means for thousands of homeowners in our state.

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Immigration in Louisiana
LSWI3406 - October 22, 2010
5:13 / 16841

Illegal immigration is a problem in this country and our state. Not only is it showing up as a major issue in many political races, but some state lawmakers are working on legislation to address the issue. We preview this month’s Louisiana Public Square’s topic “Immigration Reform.”
| Louisiana Public Square |

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Lieutenant Governor Candidates
LSWI3405 - October 15, 2010
22:28 / 71929

The two candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Republican Jay Dardenne and Democrat Caroline Fayard, discuss the role of the office and why they believe they are the best choice. Election Day is November 2nd.

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Eagle Scout Ian Woldt
LSWI3404 - October 8, 2010
7:29 / 24263

Meet fifteen year old Ian Woldt who has traveled half way around the world to help orphans in East Africa as part of his project to earn Boy Scout's highest honor, the Eagle Badge.

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Church and State
LSWI3404 - October 8, 2010
8:09 / 26437

From the church to the Capitol, religion plays an important part in both the private and public lives of Louisianans. The line separating church and state is often blurred in Louisiana and some would like it erased completely. We explore that topic this month on Louisiana Public Square.

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Gary Young Interview
LSWI3404 - October 8, 2010
4:29 / 14508

The annual Angola Prison Rodeo kicks into high gear this month. Gary Young with the Department of Corrections will tell us more about one of the wildest rodeos in the country.

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Sand Berms
LSWI3403 - October 1, 2010
5:29 / 17752

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave state officials a Monday deadline to present new justifications to continue building the berms that were initially designed to keep oil from the BP well disaster from reaching the coastline.

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Faith Ford
LSWI3403 - October 1, 2010
7:03 / 22866

Actress and LPB Louisiana Legend Faith Ford is shooting a movie in the Alexandria/Pineville area with her husband and she is hopeful central Louisiana could be a hub for the blossoming Louisiana movie business.

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Barry Erwin Interview
LSWI3403 - October 1, 2010
7:05 / 22164

Barry Erwin of Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) joins us in the studio to discuss statewide school board elections and what voters should consider asking candidates to make a more informed decision.

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Oil Spill Headlines
LSWI3402 - September 24, 2010
3:33 / 11284

Oil Spill Headlines - 9/24/10
| Crisis in the Gulf |

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5th Anniversary of Hurricane Rita
LSWI3402 - September 24, 2010
8:05 / 26348

Friday marks the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Rita hitting southwest Louisiana. Charlie Whinham reports from Cameron Parish to find out how the region is recovering.

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Huey Long Symposium
LSWI3402 - September 24, 2010
6:35 / 21366

Seventy-five years ago this month Gov. Huey P. Long was shot inside the State Capitol. Hear from the son of accused gunman Dr. Carl Weiss and historians during a recent symposium on one of Louisiana's greatest "whodunits."

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Jimmy Taylor, Part Two
LSWI3402 - September 24, 2010
5:57 / 19259

We continue our conversation with NFL Hall of Famer and LSU football all-American Jim Taylor, talking about his new autobiography The Fire Within.
| Part One |

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John Williams
LSWI3402 - September 24, 2010
1:14 / 3858

Award-winning photographer John H. Williams will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the many admirers of his work. After battling cancer, he passed away on Wednesday.

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Mary Landrieu Interview
LSWI3401 - September 17, 2010
6:50 / 22201

Congress reconvened in Washington, DC. Senator Mary Landrieu joins Shauna Sanford from the nation’s Capital to discuss several issues including the latest information on the Gulf of Mexico deep water drilling moratorium.

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Charter Schools
LSWI3401 - September 17, 2010
8:05 / 26237

As the 2010 school year begins, many Louisiana students are choosing to attend one of the ninety charter schools operating across the state. As we preview this month’s “Louisiana Public Square” we will what is driving the growth of charter schools and do they encourage competition with traditional public schools or do they pose a threat?

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Jimmy Taylor
LSWI3401 - September 17, 2010
6:24 / 20750

Pro Football Hall of Fame and LSU All-American running back Jim Taylor turns 75 this month. Taylor tells Charlie Whinham about his new book, The Fire Within.
| Part Two |

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French Honors
LSWI3401 - September 17, 2010
1:00 / 3305

French Senators visit Louisiana to bestow awards of chivalry.


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