Louisiana Public Square

6:00pm

Sun August 2, 2015
Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Public Square: Symbol or Statement - History in Public Spaces

Airs Sunday, August 2, at 6 p.m. The recent controversy in South Carolina over displaying the Confederate battle flag has sparked a dialog across the nation on the appropriateness and appropriate places for this icons of the Civil War Era. Is the display of Civil War statues and flags in public justified or do they belong only in museums? After the racially motivated violence in Charleston, South Carolina, state governments around the South are reevaluating the display of the Confederate battle flag on public grounds.

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6:00pm

Sun June 7, 2015
Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Public Square: Innovation Matters

Airs Sunday, June 7, at 6 p.m. What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs? A diversified economy relies on creative human capital and innovation. These factors are fostered by universities with enterprising research and development programs that maintain a strong focus on economic development. What is the state of R&D in Louisiana’s colleges? What effect does diminishing funding have on these institutions’ research programs?

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8:00pm

Mon February 9, 2015
Cultural, Community, Information

Louisiana Public Square: Louisiana After Ferguson

Airs Monday, February 9, at 8 p.m.  Who is policing the police in Louisiana? 

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5:00pm

Sun November 2, 2014
Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Public Square: Louisiana's Congressional Priorities

Airs Sunday, November 2 at 6 p.m. In November, Louisiana voters head to the polls to decide who will represent them in Washington, D.C. This month, Louisiana Public Square explores what issues matter to the electorate and what the priorities should be for the state's next congressional delegation. Should the focus be on job creation or tax relief? Should more funds go towards coastal restoration or securing the Southern border? And what role should the state's delegation play in the future of the Affordable Care Act?

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6:00pm

Sun August 10, 2014
Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Public Square: Defining “Dangerous”

Airs Sunday, August 10 at 6 p.m. The California killings committed by Eliot Rodger in May have renewed the debate over how and whether to require people with serious mental illness to receive psychiatric care. How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others? How difficult is it to intervene if an afflicted individual refuses treatment? Are prisons adequately prepared to handle mentally ill offenders? What services exist in the state for persons with mental health issues and have funding cuts reduced their availability? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on Defining “Dangerous.”

Our panelists are:
• William “Beau” Clark, M.D., Coroner, East Baton Rouge Parish
• Rochelle Head-Dunham, M.D., Office of Behavioral Health, La. Dept. of Health & Hospitals
• Michael S. Blue, M.D., Forensic Psychiatrist, Tulane University
• Sheriff Michael Waguespack, Assumption Parish; President of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association

The program also includes interviews with Nick Richard, Executive Director of the St. Tammany Parish Chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness; Bill O’Quin, the father of a young man suffering with paranoid schizophrenia who died while in prison; Kevin Robshaw, Director of Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Services, and Tracey Moseley, an individual in recovery.
Beth Courtney, LPB CEO, and Charlie Whinham, LPB news anchor, moderate the discussion.

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