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.

Virtual Learning and Charter Schools During COVID-19

Virtual Learning and Charter Schools During COVID-19

Virtual learning and “micro-schools” are things we’ve all learned about this year, but what do they actually mean for Louisiana kids and parents? Join us Friday at 2 p.m. for a live PeliCast with Dr. Lonnie Luce, Louisiana State Director of Charter Schools USA and Executive Director of Blended and Online School Solutions, as we...

By Ryan Roberts

Why are Politicians Threatening to Use Antitrust?

Why are Politicians Threatening to Use Antitrust?

Many politicians are threatening to use antitrust law as a vehicle to address their pet grievances with some of the nation’s largest tech firms. Join us today at 1 p.m. for a live discussion on the history of antitrust and how it benefits us, featuring Alec Stapp from Progressive Policy Institute and Neil Chilson from...

By Eric Peterson

Orleans DA Candidates Episode 1: Arthur Hunter

Orleans DA Candidates Episode 1: Arthur Hunter

Watch the first in our series of Orleans District Attorney election PeliCasts! On this first episode, we’re joined by former Orleans Criminal District Court Judge and current DA candidate Arthur Hunter.

By Sarah Harbison

COVID-19 and Workforce Development

COVID-19 and Workforce Development

How are school closures impacting Louisiana’s workforce? Today at 1:10 p.m. on the PeliCast, we dive into this topic with Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.’s Kim Carver and Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s Senior Vice President of Economic Competitiveness Liz Smith!

By Ryan Roberts

Protecting Life and Liberty in a Pandemic

Protecting Life and Liberty in a Pandemic

Did Louisiana’s government infringe on the rights of its citizens with its COVID-19 mandates? Join Pelican CEO Daniel Erspamer for a special PeliCast with Sarah Harbison on Thursday, as they discuss Louisiana’s public health emergency laws and ways we can stop government overreach in the future!

By Sarah Harbison

Back to School Week Episode 2: Expanding School Choice in Louisiana

Back to School Week Episode 2: Expanding School Choice in Louisiana

Louisiana Federation for Children Regional Government Affairs Director Kelli Bottger joins the PeliCast to talk about her experiences as a Louisiana educator and why we must expand options to give our state’s children a school that fits their needs. Send us any questions you have for Kelli or our Education Policy Director Ethan J. Melançon...

By Daniel J. Erspamer

Back to School Week Episode 1: Current Challenges and Opportunities Looking Ahead for Louisiana Schools

Back to School Week Episode 1: Current Challenges and Opportunities Looking Ahead for Louisiana Schools

BESE members Holly Boffy for BESE and Ashley Ellis for BESE District 5 are joining our first Back to School Week PeliCast on Tuesday at 4 p.m! We’ll talk about the current COVID-19 challenges schools and education leaders are facing and also plans for keeping students engaged and learning during this time.

By Sarah Harbison

COVID-19’s Impact on School Choice in Louisiana and Nationwide

COVID-19’s Impact on School Choice in Louisiana and Nationwide

As schools start back, many questions are on the minds of parents across Louisiana. Tune into the PeliCast Tuesday at 4 p.m., as Reason Foundation’s Director of School Choice Corey DeAngelis joins us to discuss how schools are handling the switch to online instruction and other options for parents to keep their children engaged and...

By Ryan Roberts

Getting Louisianans Back to Work Post-COVID-19

Getting Louisianans Back to Work Post-COVID-19

How will cities in Louisiana and across the nation economically recover after the COVID-19 shutdown? Join us Thursday at 4 p.m. for answers, as Better Cities Project President Greg Brooks joins us on the PeliCast!

By Daniel J. Erspamer

Evasive Entrepreneurs and Permissionless Innovation

Evasive Entrepreneurs and Permissionless Innovation

What kind of environment is best for innovation? How are companies like Uber and Tesla able to innovate despite government standing in their way? Author and Mercatus Center Senior Fellow Adam Thierer will join Eric Peterson on the PeliCast this Tuesday at 10 a.m. CST to discuss his latest book “Evasive Entrepreneurs” and why it’s...

By Eric Peterson

Janus Two-Year Anniversary and the Fight for Workers’ Rights

Janus Two-Year Anniversary and the Fight for Workers’ Rights

This Saturday marks two years since one man from a small town in Illinois substantially expanded freedom for public workers across the country. Watch the PeliCast, as we talk to Mark Janus himself about his fight for free speech rights against a powerful status quo, which led to the landmark Supreme Court victory.

By Sarah Harbison

Education Reform Opportunities During COVID-19

Education Reform Opportunities During COVID-19

Education reform advocate Rick Hess joins this episode of the PeliCast! Rick is a resident scholar and the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he works on K–12 and higher ed issues. He is also an author, a regular contributor to Forbes and The Hill, and serves as the executive...

By Daniel J. Erspamer