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Northern Exposure (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-05-10

Duration: 00:05:43

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2019


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Walker, Ronny Interviewee
  • Smith, Greg Interviewee
  • Currier, Camile Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Thompson, Michael Interviewee
  • Norman, Renada Interviewee


This segment from the May 10, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on Northern Exposure, the annual caravan of business, civic, political, and educational leaders from north Louisiana to the State Capitol in Baton Rouge to talk with lawmakers during the legislative session about issues that impact the northern part of the state. She interviews: Mayor Ronny Walker of Ruston; Greg Smith, the executive director of Keep Monroe Beautiful; Camile Currier, the vice president of student affairs for the University of Louisiana at Monroe; Michael Thompson, the former mayor of Delhi; and Renada Norman of Leadership Ouachita. Her report also includes highlights of Governor John Bel Edwards’ keynote speech at the event.