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January 10, 2014
LSWI3718 - January 10, 2014

Teacher tenure, flu, and the legendary Tabby Thomas

Teacher Tenure Law Ruled Unconstitutional (05:29) It’s strike two for Governor Bobby Jindal’s teacher tenure law. A district court judge has once again ruled it unconstitutional. The lawsuit was brought by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. Hear the Governor’s comments on the case and LFT’s Steve Monaghan makes the case for challenging this law. SHARE

Prescription for Health with Dr. Rani Whitfield (15:21) Dr. Rani Whitfield offers a double dose of important topics to cover this month. First a flu update. Louisiana is seeing a big increase in the number of flu cases, three times what the CDC projects as normal for this region. Second, why New Year’s resolutions fail. Dr. Whitfield offers advice to help you set and meet reasonable goals for the new year. SHARE

Remembering Bluesman Tabby Thomas (19:48) Legendary blues artist and nightclub owner Tabby Thomas passed away on New Year’s Day at the age of 84. Thomas carried the torch for performing and preserving the blues music scene in Baton Rouge when he opened “Tabby’s Blues Box” in 1979. SHARE

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

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Charlie Whinham

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

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