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Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: NewtPAC and Trump the House make pleas, News of the Olympic Movement, Obama Slow Jam, News of the Warm, Read the Trades, News of the Godly, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, and more!

Several key public officials in the New Orleans region will be on the October 24 statewide ballot. Here's a look at the race for St. Tammany Parish sheriff.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer debuts a new song, American Guys on Mars, and a new Karzai Talk. Also, News of the Godley, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

There are several races on the ballot October 24 affecting parishes in the New Orleans metro region. Here's a look at the contest for St. Tammany Parish President.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The EntrePod, The Legend of Hanging Chad, News of the Godly, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Warm,The Apologies of the Week, and more!

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has new features of the Apologies of the Week,  News of the Inspector's General, News of the Warm, News of the Godly, great music and he'll share his thoughts about this past week's Republican debate.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has a new episode of Clintonsomething. Also: News of NiceCorp, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of Bad Banks, News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, and more!

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Said and Done, Follow the Dollar, News of the Atom, Two Devices, News of the Warm, News of the Olympic Movement, News of NiceCorps, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

There's just one week left until qualifying, and so far we’ve covered the Governor’s race and the candidates for Attorney General. But little has been said about the four candidates vying for Lieutenant Governor - the person who will be in charge when the Governor is out of state and the head of Louisiana tourism. 


Deep horizontal drilling for oil and gas is enormously expensive. The fracking process to release oil and gas from the shale reached by those deep wells is enormously controversial. But when one of those wells comes in, it’s enormously profitable.

“I know for a fact that companies absolutely want to drill those wells because we have that incentive,” Louisiana Oil and Gas Association president Don Briggs says of Louisiana’s severance tax exemption for deep horizontal wells. Passed by the legislature in 1994, it seemed like a good idea at the time, as it was encouraging new technology.


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