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May 22, 2015
Legislative Wrap – Week 6, New Safety App at LSU, Summertime Hunger

Legislative Wrap – Week 6 (04:11) A busy Week Six is in the books at the state capitol. The $1.6 billion dollar budget deficit continues to top the concerns of lawmakers. The House offered their budget to the Senate late this week. A religious freedom bill by Bossier Representative Mike Johnson (R-Bossier City) was shelved in committee, but Governor Bobby Jindal gave it new life hours later with an executive order. Charlie Whinham recaps the week at the capitol. SHARE

New Safety App at LSU (13:58) It’s hard to deny what you see on video and given the recent cases involving police arrests and shootings, personal cell phone video has become increasingly important. In some cases it dramatically changed the direction of the investigations. Two LSU seniors have created a cell phone app that will now allow the public to share their video directly with newsrooms. Shauna Sanford talks with them about the POWER app and how it will help keep the community and cops accountable for their actions. SHARE

Summertime Hunger (20:16) Childhood hunger is an issue for this nation and our state. As school is about to end the concern for thousands of children in Louisiana is even greater. The Baton Rouge Area Food Bank and the Gamma Eta Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are teaming up to bring awareness and help feed kids. The Changing and Advancing Nutrition Now 5K is a way for everyone around the state to participate. We’ll have the details. SHARE

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