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10:19 am
Mon January 27, 2014

MONDAY: LSU Board member Ann Duplessis, B.R. Politico Jim Brown

Jim talks with LSU Board Member and former State Senator Anne Duplessis about the public school voucher system and the National School Choice Week. Baton Rouge lawyer and politico Jim Brown stops by the studio to chat with Jim about local and national politics, as well as the legalization of marijuana, Mike Huckabee, much more.


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9:55 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Centenary College to host discussions on public school science education

Centenary College chemistry major Brittany Rapp and philosophy department chairman Chris Ciocchetti have planned a community-wide conversation about science and religion education in public schools.

Centenary College’s annual symposium called "Forum" gets underway this week with a focus on science and religion in public schools. Three events are planned to spark a community conversation. 

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6:47 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Louisiana Healthcare Journal Expands to Little Rock

Louisiana Healthcare Journal started in Baton Rouge, then launched a publication in New Orleans in 2011.

It has been publishing in Little Rock since November, and now the Baton Rouge-based enterprise is looking to move into markets farther afield.


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6:37 am
Sat January 25, 2014

Freezes: The Damage is Done, Now What?

Ice on Baton Rouge blooms, Jan. 24, 2014.

The Baton Rouge area, like most of Louisiana, has experienced a colder than average winter. Severe freezes in January have caused extensive damage to tropicals, citrus trees, and palms in the landscape.


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4:54 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Governor's Budget Proposal Unveiled

Louisiana State Capitol

Brief overview on presentation of Governor Jindal's FY 2015 budget proposal

Despite being under a “state of emergency” due to Friday’s wintry weather, members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee braved rain, sleet and snow to get their first look at Governor Bobby Jindal’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

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3:26 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Why Small Town Mayors Face Multiple Disadvantages

Originally published on Sat January 25, 2014 9:01 am

Hundreds of mayors converged on Washington, D.C. this week for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. There were some big names in the group: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, New York Mayor Bill de Blassio. Also in the mix were mayors from some of the country's smallest towns and cities. The mayor of Ville Platte, La., like most small town mayors, was trying to find a way to stand out in the crowd.


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12:21 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

FRIDAY: Steven Barnett, Sandra Woodley & Max McLean

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 6:05 pm

Jim Engster interviews Steven Barnett, Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, Sandra Woodley, President  of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette System, and Max McLean of the theatrical production of "C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters."

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10:27 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Nacogdoches to be featured in 'One Square Mile' PBS series

Saturday's episode of the PBS series “One Square Mile: Texas” will zoom in on Nacogdoches, featuring the people and lifestyles rooted in one square mile. The nine-part series is airing on KERA, and on all public broadcasting outlets in Texas. 

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7:36 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Gary Borders: McD's coffee klatches shouldn't get what for

Commentator Gary Borders tries not to make a habit out of eating at fast-food restaurants. But, the consistency in their product is undeniable and never fails to satisfy a French fries craving. 

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6:03 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Insight: Hospital Privatization Fodder for Legislative Session and Governor's Race

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 5:00 pm

A recent report by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana concludes that with the privatization of the charity hospital system, Louisiana’s safety net is being reinvented. 

The reinvention will likely come up again in the legislature when it convenes in March as lawmakers dig up debate on Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. And the candidates for governor will be staking out positions on healthcare reform.


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