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June 27, 2014
LSWI3742 - June 20, 2014

Hot Topics Following the Regular Session – Part 2 and Poverty Point Gains United Nations Status

Hot Topics Following the Regular Session – Part 2 (3:38) The debate gets hotter as Governor Bobby Jindal makes moves to officially end the Common Core standards in Louisiana. It was one of the biggest issues state lawmakers took on during the legislative session along with pro-life bills and the coastal lawsuit against 97 oil companies. We’ve heard from legislators now we hear from some of the people on the front lines of those major issues. Part Two includes Slidell High School English teacher and Common Core opponent Mercedes Schneider. She is also the author of “A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education”. Other guests include Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life and John Barry with Restore Louisiana Now. SHARE

Poverty Point Gains United Nations Status (18:36) Northeast Louisiana’s Poverty Point Historical Site includes groupings of 3500 year old earthen mounds that now share the same distinction as the Great Wall of China, England’s Stonehenge and the Pyramids in Egypt. “This is huge,” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne tells Charlie Whinham regarding the site being named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This seven-year, statewide effort for United Nations status is a story LPB has been following every step of the way. Learn more about the largest and most complex U.S. archaeological site. SHARE

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

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

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