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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews  Orange County Register sports enterprise/investigative reporter, Scott Reid, about abuses at USA Swimming.  Also: News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, and new song from Derek Smalls,  and the Le Show Torture Playlist.

Jessica Rosgaard / WWNO

The Capitol Access Recap is your weekly review of what happened in the state Legislature.

With just a few days left in this regular session, the Senate has passed a budget that funds health-care services, but makes cuts to most other departments in state government. 

Despite the recent controversy over an extension of the state’s contract with Harrah’s Casino, a Senate committee narrowly agreed Monday to keep the negotiations moving. 

Lawmakers in the Senate are ready to consider the state's budget, now that it has passed the Senate Finance committee.

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings us News of the Atom, Mar a Lago Diet Ad Parody, News of the Godly, News From Outside the Bubble, "Spooky Gina" parody song, World of Microplastics, Apologies of the Week, plus original music selections from Harry, and more.

Wallis Watkins / WRKF

On the same day thousands of letters were sent to Medicaid recipients across Louisiana warning them of potential cuts to the program, Governor John Bel Edwards tried to address concerns at University Hospital and Clinics in Lafayette - one of the state’s hospital partners threatening to shut down if they aren’t fully funded in next year’s budget.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us What the Frack, Harry Reads the Trades, World of Microplastics, News of the Godly, News of the Warm, The Apresidentice, and the Apologies of the Week, plus original music selections from Harry, and more.

Louisiana’s Higher Education leaders are reiterating their concerns about potential cuts to university funding — this time to lawmakers in the Senate, where the state’s budget is currently being considered.

Lawmakers in the Senate were set to consider a bill to extend the state contract with Harrah's Casino — but they hit the brakes when a report by the Advocate revealed a real estate company is in talks to buy the property.

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