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June 24, 2016 - This Week at the Capitol; Chasing the Dream – Louisiana’s Working Poor; LDMA – Louisiana Travels and Avery Island; Saturday on PBS NewsHour Weekend – Native Lands Washing Away

This Week at the Capitol (4:04) After 19 weeks at the Capitol, lawmakers are finally done. They didn’t raise the $600 million Gov. John Bel Edwards wanted to fully fund state services, but they were able to send more cash to TOPS, hospitals and other needs. According to political correspondent Kelly Spires, this isn’t the end of the story. SHARE


Chasing the Dream – Louisiana’s Working Poor (8:34) Meet Louisiana resident Larose Taylor who is a single mom with four kids working two minimum wage jobs. She is part of the estimated 40% of Louisianans who live either below or just above the federal poverty line. These members of the working poor now have a name or term called ALICE – asset limited income constrained employed. A recent study by the Louisiana Association of United Ways is being using to help the working poor find stable financial footing. This story is part of Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative covering issues of poverty and opportunity in American. Funding is provided by the JPB Foundation and Ford Foundation. More information at lpb.org/chasingthedream. SHARE


LDMA – Louisiana Travels - Avery Island (16:32) Summer is here and we are highlighting some of Louisiana’s top travel destinations this month on the LDMA, the Louisiana Digital Media Archive. Take a virtual tour of Avery Island, located in Iberia Parish and home to Tabasco hot pepper sauce. For more stories on this month’s LDMA topic go online at www.ladigitalmedia.com. SHARE


Saturday on PBS NewsHour Weekend – Native Lands Washing Away (23:47) A Native-American tribe located in coastal Terrebonne Parish will become the first community in U.S. history to be relocated due, in part to rising sea levels. This Saturday, PBS NewsHour Weekend follows the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw which has lost 98 percent of its land since 1955. Here is a preview. SHARE




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