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April 4, 2014
LSWI3730 - April 4, 2014
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April 4, 2014 - Common Core Debate, Legislative Wrap - Week 4, Swamp Pop in Bottles, Welcome Home Soldiers

Common Core Debate (01:04) The topic gaining the most attention at the capitol this week concerned Common Core. Louisiana is one of 45 states to adopt Common Core State Standards for Math and Language Arts, the first-ever national academic standards. Critics say the standards are untested and poorly implemented. Supporters say it will increase rigor and help students learn what they need to succeed. We will have an in-depth discussion to hear both sides. SHARE


Legislative Wrap - Week 4 (13:35) As the first month of the three month regular session wraps up at the capitol, lawmakers considered issues on predatory payday lending practices and fair housing measures for the LGBT community. Shauna Sanford recaps Week 4 of the regular session at the state capitol. SHARE


Swamp Pop in Bottles (18:29) There is a new soda line hitting the market that is going “old school” by using Louisiana cane sugar. The creators of Swamp Pop crafted Louisiana flavors of Satsuma Fizz, Praline Cream Soda , Noble Cane Cola and Jean Lafitte Ginger Ale. Lafayette cousins John Petersen and Collin Cormier are enjoying early success and tell Charlie Whinham they’re surprised no one else came up with the idea before. SHARE


Welcome Home Soldiers (25:25) Thursday at Fort Polk, over twelve hundred soldiers returned home from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. SHARE




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Connelly, Kelly

Kelly Connelly

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Kelly Connelly produces Capitol Beat, a nightly news segment during the legislative… »»» READ MORE


Charlie Whinham 201309

Charlie Whinham

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Emmy award winning broadcaster Charlie Whinham joined Louisiana Public Broadcasting in the… »»» READ MORE



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