Louisiana lawmakers and business owners are gathering in Bossier City today to be debriefed on the 2015 state legislative session that ended one week ago.

Stephen Waguespack, the president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, will give his views on how the state’s new budget will impact the economy. Area chambers of commerce are hosting today’s summit. Waguespack is worried about how new tax policies will impact businesses, from mom-and-pop establishments to large corporations that have set up shop in Louisiana.

Airs Thursday, February 26, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Brian O'Nuanain joins us this morning and gives a nod to Richard Fortey, a British paleontologist, who examines our misplaced notions about Darwin.

You can now hear the Morning Report during each hour of Morning Edition at 4:51, 5:51, 6:51, 7:51 and 8:51 a.m.

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An 18-year-old Shreveport software developer is launching a summer business program for teenage entrepreneurs who want to learn how to start and grow a business.

Justin Martin says he’ll pair each student with a mentor who will assist the teens as they progress through various stages of business development. Martin says this new program, called the 20/20 Challenge, is to get teens to act on ideas that have been percolating in their head.

The Award-winning program Marketplace now airs at a new time beginning Monday, January 6, 2014. Marketplace has moved to weekdays at 5:30 p.m. on Red River Radio. Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us." The 30-minute program—with an irreverent reporting style all its own—airs weekday evenings on more than 320 public radio stations nationwide and boasts the largest audience for any business program in the United States on radio, cable or network television. In conjunction with Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money, this trio of financial programming covers listeners from wallet to Wall Street. Join us for Marketplace in its new time, weekdays at 5:30 p.m. on Red River Radio.