PeliCast

In March 2020, we announced the launch of the PeliCast, a webinar series focused around issues impacting Louisianans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we’ve had great guests from around the state and nation join us in covering topics like education tips for parents and teachers, the role of the Constitution during COVID-19, the importance of lifting occupational licensing barriers during the pandemic, and many others.

How Can Accountability Drive Student Outcomes?

How Can Accountability Drive Student Outcomes?

In this PeliCast, Mississippi State Superintendent, Dr. Carey Wright; Chief Accountability Officer of the MS Department of Education, Dr. Paula Vanderford; and Senior Policy Fellow at ExcelinEd, Christy Hovanetz will join Daniel Erspamer in a discussion on how to create a school accountability system that prioritizes the futures of our children.

By Daniel J. Erspamer

The State of Broadband with Eric Peterson and Matthew Nicaud

The State of Broadband with Eric Peterson and Matthew Nicaud

In this Pelicast, Eric Peterson, Director of the Pelican Center for Technology and Innovation, and Matthew Nicaud, Tech Policy Specialist for the Mississippi Technology Institute, talk about the state of Broadband in Louisiana and Mississippi and the findings from the Pelican Institute’s new policy report that can be found HERE.

By Eric Peterson

Expanding Telehealth in Louisiana

Expanding Telehealth in Louisiana

As telehealth becomes more important than ever before, how can Louisiana and other states expand access to the service? Tune in to hear how The Reason Foundation’s Vittorio Nastasti and Empower Mississippi’s Russ Latino say we can increase access to telehealth!

By Eric Peterson

Lawsuit to Help Louisiana Kids in Need

Lawsuit to Help Louisiana Kids in Need

A little-known Louisiana law is preventing Ursula Newell-Davis, a professional social worker, from helping at-risk kids in her local community. Tune into the PeliCast Tuesday, as we sit down with our friends at Pacific Legal Foundation to discuss this unconstitutional state law and the new lawsuit challenging it.

By Sarah Harbison

Micro Schools and the Future of Education

Micro Schools and the Future of Education

What exactly are micro schools and how are they helping Louisiana students during COVID-19? Tune into the PeliCast live on our Facebook page as we dive into the conversation with Ashley Redd, head of school at NOLA Micro Schools.

By Daniel J. Erspamer

COVID-19 Lawsuits Update

COVID-19 Lawsuits Update

Several lawsuits have been filed over COVID-19 mandates in many states around the country. Tune in today to get the latest on lawsuits over contact tracing, curfew rules, and more, as Kansas Justice Institute’s Sam MacRoberts joins the PeliCast!

By Sarah Harbison

Tax Reform in Louisiana

Tax Reform in Louisiana

What would reforming Louisiana’s tax code do to your paycheck? Tune in Tuesday, as we host a live PeliCast with Louisiana lawmakers and a national tax reform expert to dive into the problems with the state’s current tax framework and discuss the reforms we need to promote growth and expand opportunity in Louisiana. You won’t...

By John Kay

2020 Elections Impact on Tech

2020 Elections Impact on Tech

What impact will the elections have on technology and innovation in the U.S.? Join us Tuesday, as Jennifer Huddleston, Director of Technology and Innovation Policy at American Action Forum, and Ian Adams, Executive Director of the International Center for Law & Economics, join the PeliCast!

By Eric Peterson

2020 Elections Preview and Outlook

2020 Elections Preview and Outlook

Who’s in the lead and what are polls saying about the Presidential and other major elections around the nation? Tune in Monday at noon for a special live PeliCast with Brent Buchanan, founder and CEO of Cygnal Polling, as we dive into the latest numbers and see who’s ahead as Election Day approaches!

By John Kay

Constitutional Amendment 4 Discussion

Constitutional Amendment 4 Discussion

Join us live on Wednesday at noon, as State Rep. Beau Beaullieu tells us how Constitutional Amendment #4 can transform Louisiana’s outdated approach to budgeting to help stop fiscal cliffs and strengthen our working families. You’ll want to watch this one before you go to the ballot box!

By John Kay

SCOTUS Nomination Process with The Cato Institute

SCOTUS Nomination Process with The Cato Institute

The past few years have featured several fiercely partisan and contentious Supreme Court nominations. But has this always been the case, and why is the process the way it is now? On this PeliCast, the The Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro joins us to discuss the politics at play in the current and other recent nominations...

By Daniel J. Erspamer

Online Speech During Elections

Online Speech During Elections

Did someone say online censorship? Tune in Thursday for a special (and timely) PeliCast on the debate over online speech and social media during elections, featuring Patrick Hedger, VP of Policy at Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and Scott Blackburn, Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for Free Speech. You won’t want to miss this one!

By Eric Peterson