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LPB to air "Pulse of the Pandemic" special featuring Gov. Edwards

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 18:38:17-04

LPB will air an hour-long special of Louisiana Public Square called "Pulse of the Pandemic" that will aim to answer questions about the status of the coronavirus epidemic in the state, financial assistance for those in need, and other economic concerns moving forward.

Members of the state Congressional delegation and other experts will join Governor John Bel Edwards for the discussion that airs at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.

LPB reporter and anchor Natasha Williams will moderate the discussion.

Panelists include:

Governor John Bel Edwards
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA)
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge
Sarah Berthelot, Louisiana Association of United Ways
Alex Billioux, M.D. Louisiana Department of Health's Office of Public Health
Sec. Kimberly Robinson, Louisiana Department of Revenue
Loren C. Scott, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Economics at LSU

During the broadcast, viewers will have an opportunity to join LPB in a live survey and text conversation to share thoughts about the issues.

The special can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge, Red River Radio in Shreveport and Alexandria, and WWNO in New Orleans.

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