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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is spending his first day on the job in Baton Rouge. One political expert already sees signs of stormy times to come.

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On MondayJohn Bel Edwards was be sworn into office as the governor on his family Bible at the state capitol.

His inauguration festivities pale in comparison to the full-blown festival thrown by Bobby Jindal when he took office. Bel Edwards had a simple ceremony during the day, and a ball that night. Jan Moller, ​director of the Louisiana Budget Project, discusses whether the pared down celebration reflects the state's fiscal woes.

Business leaders will be listening carefully when John Bel Edwards speaks after taking his oath of office Monday morning. They will want to hear his plan for prosperity.

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Clintosomething: Bill and Tony Blair,  Reads the Trades, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of the Godly, News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, News of Inspectors General, News of the Warm, and more!

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer starts the year with Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, News of AFPAC, Quiffle Entrepreneur Boot Camp, News of the Godly, News of the Atom, FIFA, Obama sings he's sorry, and more!

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer takes a hilarious look back on 2015: The Year in Rebuke.

Louisiana lawmakers heading back to a new session have already tapped the state Rainy Day Fund to fill budget shortfalls. A new report recommends the state tighten up rules on how that pile of money should be used.

Monuments Vote: A Path To More Change?

Dec 16, 2015
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New Orleans City Council votes Thursday on an ordinance to remove four Confederate monuments. The mayor introduced it after nine black churchgoers were shot by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina over the summer. Hundreds of New Orleanians and many out-of-towners spoke before the council last week at a public hearing.

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The international climate talks wrapped up in Paris this weekend as the United Nations parties finalized an agreement to stave off climate change. The terms of the agreement call for limiting global temperature rise to around 1.5 degrees Celsius, well below the initial goal of 2 degrees.

WWNO’s Tegan Wendland talked with Bob Thomas, professor and director of Loyola’s center for environmental communication, about whether it will make a difference.

The San Bernardino shooters appear to have been radicalized for a long time, and that information was out in the open... Harry Shearer says we learn more about Malik and Farook every day from public information, even while law enforcement officials demand reduced privacy protections for the rest of us.

Here's his take, in song.

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