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Baton Rouge Symphony Conductor Tim Muffitt on a major performance this week from BRSO. LSU President King Alexander and Director Alexander Shebanow on the film “Fail State” which is showing this week at the Louisiana International Film Festival. Kris Cangelosi on the annual Baton Rouge version of Dancing With The Stars. General Russel Honore on the Green Army’s legislative agenda.


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With the news that next year’s revenue is expected to improve by $350 million, the Legislature is officially facing a smaller budget shortfall of $650 million.  On Monday, House Appropriations is meeting to determine how to spend that additional revenue in next year’s budget. 

Speaker Pro Tem of the Louisiana House Walt Leger on the regular session progress and his induction into the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction. Chris Brooks on the Baton Rouge Blues Fest and Eliott Estelle on the Louisiana International Film Festival. Actor Billy Slaughter on his performance in two films at LIFF. Advocate Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Ballard on the week that was at the State Capitol.

Pictured: Eliott Estelle 


Molly Buchman of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre on the staying power of one of the city’s cultural treasurers. Political Consultant Raymond Strother on the prospect of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise becoming Speaker of the House, President Trump and Gov. Edwards. Colonel Brett Holdiman of the Army War College on his visit to LSU.

Pictured: Colonel Brett Holdiman 


New Orleans is one of only a handful of cities across the nation, and the only city in Louisiana, to supply public libraries with a drug that can stop an opioid overdose.

Wallis Watkins

Lawmakers in Louisiana got good news Thursday. The state’s fiscal cliff isn’t quite as bad as previously expected.

Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service

People currently on parole, probation or in prison can’t vote in Louisiana. A bill from Rep. Pat Smith (D-Baton Rouge) would change that.  Once someone is out of prison for five years, their voting rights would be restored. 

Director Tiffany Bartok on her film about the life of Kevyn Aucoin, a famed make-up artist from Louisiana. Tiffany’s film will be showing at the Louisiana International Film Festival. Former LSU football great Jerry Stovall on his induction in the LSU Hall of Distinction this Friday. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee with an update on budget at the state’s largest agency. Washington Post Reporter Amy Brittain on her appearance at LSU, her alma mater, and her stories which ended the journalism career of Charlie Rose.


Political consultant Roy Fletcher on the raid of the office of lawyer Michael Cohen, attorney to President Trump and the political winds in Louisiana with a governor’s election 18 months away. University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson on ULS Day at the State Capitol tomorrow, the status of TOPS and funding issues for higher education in Louisiana.


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A Senate committee has approved abolishing the death penalty in Louisiana. The bill’s author, Sen. JP Morrell (D-New Orleans), says the death penalty is ineffective. 

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