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This Week at the Capitol, Louisiana Veterans Coming Home, 2016 Louisiana Legends Gala airs Tuesday

This Week at the Capitol (04:19) As the regular session nears its conclusion, it’s time to take stock of what has been accomplished. Some of the initiatives Governor John Bel Edwards supported also won lawmakers approval, like increasing the waiting period before an abortion and clarifying law regarding medical marijuana. Others, like stricter regulation of charter schools and raising the minimum wage, bit the dust. Kelly Spires spoke with The Advocate’s Capitol Bureau reporter Elizabeth Crisp. SHARE


Louisiana Veterans Coming Home (09:44) What challenges do our returning veterans face? Louisiana has the second highest percentage of veterans aged 25 and under. This month’s edition of LOUISIANA PUBLIC SQUARE explores the challenges our returning veterans face, what resources are available to assist them and how do we bridge the military/civilian divide. LPB is one of two dozen public media outlets that is part of the national Veterans Coming Home initiative. SHARE


2016 Louisiana Legends Gala airs Tuesday (17:26) Catch the 26th Annual Louisiana Legends Gala this Tuesday, May 31st at 8PM. Among this year’s honorees include two-time Olympic medalist high jumper Hollis Conway, political analyst Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report, Shreveport philanthropist Sylvia Goodman, former U.S. Congressman W. Henson Moore, Alexandria attorney Charlie Weems and retired CEO of Global Industries, Ltd. William J. Dore. This week we profile William J. Dore, a native of New Iberia who has personally donated over $8 million dollars in scholarship money to over 900 Louisiana students through the Horatio Alger Scholarship Award. SHARE




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