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Aired Friday, January 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Conductor is John Caputo, who is also director of the Austin TX Brass Band along with Craig Pratt, music minister at Kings Highway Christian Church, about a Brass Band concert that will take place this Sunday, January 15, at 3 pm, at Kings Highway Christian Church. For more information you can call 318-676-8958.


LA MEDICAID EXPANSION ANNIVERSARY - While the Republican -majority  Congress moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Washington D.C.,  Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards appeared at University Medical Center in New Orleans along with several people who shared their stories on how the Medicaid Expansion program affected their lives.   The event underscored the one-year anniversary of the program in Louisiana as it was the first thing Edwards acted upon after his inauguration as Louisiana governor this time last year.

Courtesy: Office of Louisiana Governor

FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE ANNIVERSARY -  Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards held a press conference Wednesday, January 11th to reflect upon his first year in office.   He knew he was entering the governor's office in crisis mode, inheriting a massive financial mess when his term began a year ago.   Yesterday he announced that he will propose raising taxes to fully fund the TOPS tuition program but admitted that more hard decisions await in dealing with a looming $300 million dollar deficit for 2017.