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.

PeliCast: Ready, Set, Read!

PeliCast: Ready, Set, Read!

On this episode of the PeliCast, Laitram President and CEO Jay Lapeyre and Innovations for Learning COO Kim Whitten joined us to discuss their new online, at-home tutoring program to combat the education disruption caused by COVID-19. Watch below to hear about the successes of their pilot program: To Learn More About Innovations for Learning...

By Daniel J. Erspamer

PeliCast: How Will CA #1 Make Louisiana More Competitive?

PeliCast: How Will CA #1 Make Louisiana More Competitive?

On this episode of the PeliCast, State Representative Beau Beaullieu will discuss how streamlining Louisiana’s tax collection will make the Pelican State more competitive with its neighbors and increase job growth for Louisianans.

By John Kay

PeliCast: Why Is Tax Reform Necessary?

PeliCast: Why Is Tax Reform Necessary?

Tune in to hear Robert Travis Scott, President of PAR, and State Representative Beau Beaullieu talk about how reforming our tax code will increase job growth and opportunities for Louisiana families.

By John Kay

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

PeliCast: Louisiana State Bar Association Lawsuit Update

PeliCast: Louisiana State Bar Association Lawsuit Update

In this Pelicast, Pelican Institute General Counsel, Sarah Harbison will be joined by Dane Ciolino and Jacob Huebert to discuss the recent decision in the U.S. Fifth Circuit about the Louisiana State Bar Association using mandatory dues for lobbying.

By Sarah Harbison

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