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Texas lawmakers met Monday at the Capitol to consider changes to Child Protective Services which is a top priority this legislative session. A federal judge ruled the state agency violates children’s  constitutional rights.  A  new bill, HB 1549, is aimed at improving prevention and early intervention for vulnerable children.  It would call on the agency to implement a  new evidence-based program that would determine the frequency of in-home visits with families based on their history of abuse or other risk factors.

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Airs Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner looks back to 1937 Texas and the New London School Explosion. 

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. 

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Airs Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Cynthia Hellen, Senior Director of the Belcher Center at LeTourneau University about From The Top, the award winning National Public Radio program about your artists. The show will be recorded at the Belcher Center this Saturday night, March 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. For complete details visit online the Belcher Center or call 903-233-3073.

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SALES TAX STREAMLINING  & MODERNIZATION COMMISSION:  You might not think it matters how sales tax is collected in Louisiana but according to some public officials… who does the collecting and where it’s collected does matter. In Baton Rouge, the Sales Tax Streamlining Commission has been in meetings and is nearly ready to release their recommendations on sales tax exclusions and exemptions, but they seem to have reached an impasse on another aspect of streamlining.   Dawn Starns with the National Federation of Business favors a centralized sales tax collection system. 

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