Watch All the PeliCast Episodes for the Information You Need

Watch All the PeliCast Episodes for the Information You Need

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.

During these uncertain times, the Pelican Institute remains optimistic about the future of our state and nation. Louisiana is a state that has boldly stared challenges in the face and solved them in the past, and we are confident we will all pull through this together.

It is critical that our leaders remain thoughtful and come together to analyze the evidence and allow informed debate to flourish. From there, we can work together to find a pathway to protect public health, while continuing to get Louisianans back to work as quickly as possible.

See below for links to all of our PeliCast episodes, and stay tuned for more! We’ll continue updating this list, and be sure to tune into our Facebook page for the new live episodes.

PeliCast Episodes:
Expanding Telehealth in Louisiana
featuring The Reason Foundation’s Vittorio Nastasti and Empower Mississippi’s Russ Latino

Lawsuit to Help Louisiana Kids in Need
featuring Mollie Riddle, attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation

Micro Schools and the Future of Education
featuring Ashley Redd, head of school at NOLA Micro Schools

COVID-19 Lawsuits Updates
featuring Kansas Justice Institute General Counsel and Litigation Director Sam MacRoberts

Tax Reform in Louisiana
featuring Louisiana State Representatives Richard Nelson, Thomas Pressly, and Mark Wright, and Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Executive Vice President of Policy at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

2020 Elections Impact on Tech
featuring Jennifer Huddleston, Director of Technology and Innovation Policy at American Action Forum, and Ian Adams, Executive Director of the International Center for Law & Economics

2020 Elections Preview and Outlook
featuring Brent Buchanan, founder and CEO of Cygnal Polling

Constitutional Amendment 4 Discussion
featuring Louisiana State Representative Beau Beaullieu

SCOTUS Nomination Process with The Cato Institute
featuring Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at The Cato Institute

Online Speech During Elections
featuring Patrick Hedger, VP of Policy at Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and Scott Blackburn, Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for Free Speech

Constitutional Amendments on the Nov. 3 Ballot
featuring Dr. Steven Procopio, Policy Director of the Public Affair Research Council of Louisiana

Virtual Learning and Charter Schools During COVID-19
featuring Dr. Lonnie Luce, Louisiana State Director of Charter Schools USA and Executive Director of Blended and Online School Solutions

Why are Politicians Threatening to Use Antitrust?
featuring Alec Stapp, Director of Technology Policy at the Progressive Policy Institute, and Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation at Stand Together

Orleans DA Candidates Episode 3
featuring former Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge and current DA candidate Keva Landrum

Orleans DA Candidates Episode 2
featuring New Orleans City Councilmember-at-large and DA candidate Jason Williams

Orleans DA Candidates Episode 1
featuring former Orleans Criminal District Court Judge and current DA Candidate Arthur Hunter

View from Washington and Recent Unrest in America
Kay Coles James, President of the Heritage Foundation

COVID-19 and Workforce Development
featuring Kim Carver, Senior Vice President of Government Relations at Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co., and Liz Smith, Senior Vice President of Economic Competitiveness at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

Protecting Life and Liberty in a Pandemic
featuring Pelican Institute General Counsel Sarah Harbison

Back to School Week Episode 3: Louisiana School Updates, Future Plans and Reform Opportunities 
featuring Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley

Back to School Week Episode 2: Expanding School Choice in Louisiana
featuring Kelli Bottger, regional government affairs director at the Louisiana Federation for Children

Back to School Week Episode 1: Current Challenges and Opportunities Looking Ahead for Louisiana Schools
featuring BESE members Dr. Holly Boffy (District 7) and Ashley Ellis (District 5)

COVID-19’s Impact on School Choice in Louisiana and Nationwide
featuring Corey DeAngelis, director of school choice at the Reason Foundation

Getting Louisianans Back to Work Post-COVID-19
featuring Better Cities Project President Greg Brooks

Evasive Entrepreneurs and Permissionless Innovation
featuring Adam Thierer, author and Mercatus Center senior fellow

Janus Two-Year Anniversary and the Fight for Workers’ Rights
featuring Mark Janus, plaintiff in the landmark Janus v. AFSCME case and senior fellow at the Liberty Justice Center

Education Reform Opportunities During COVID-19
featuring Rick Hess, resident scholar and the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute

Philosophical Principles of Freedom and Individual Liberty During COVID-19
featuring The Atlas Society Founder and Philosopher David Kelley and Stephen Hicks, Senior Scholar and Philosopher at The Atlas Society

Contact Tracing and Privacy Concerns
featuring Ashkhen Kazaryan, director of Civil Liberties at TechFreedom, and James Czerniawski, Technology and Innovation Policy Analyst with the Libertas Institute

PeliCast Town Hall: Legislative Updates and Thoughts on Economic Shutdown
featuring State Sen. Patrick McMath and Rep. Mark Wright

Federal CARES Act and Advice for Louisiana’s Leaders
featuring Congressman Garret Graves

PeliCast Town Hall: Next Steps for the Legislature and Tax Reform
featuring State Reps. Tanner Magee and Zee Zeringue

Importance of Getting Louisianans Connected During COVID-19
featuring Jennifer Huddleston, Director of Technology and Innovation Policy at American Action Forum, and Will Rinehart, Senior Research Fellow at Center for Growth and Opportunity

East Baton Rouge Coroner on the Local Impact of COVID-19
featuring Dr. Beau Clark, East Baton Rouge Coroner

Reopening the Economy and Getting Louisiana Working
featuring Kevin Roberts, Executive Director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation

Updates on Louisiana’s Oil & Gas Industry and Its Role During COVID-19 
featuring Gifford Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association

Louisiana Healthcare & COVID-19
featuring Jared Rhoades, Health Policy Instructor, Capstone Adviser, Practicum Mentor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Occupational Licensing & COVID-19
featuring Louisiana State Sen. Mike Reese; State Rep. Chuck Owen; Heather Curry, Director of Strategic Engagement at the Goldwater Institute; and Naomi Lopez, Director of Healthcare Policy at the Goldwater Institute

Press Freedom & COVID-19
featuring Scott Sternberg, First Amendment attorney; Harrison Golden, reporter for WGMB/WVLA-TV; Dan McCaleb, editor for The Center Square

Tech & Innovation with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
featuring Ajit Pai, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission

COVID-19 & the Courts
featuring Judge Scott Schlegel, 24th Judicial District Court

Constitution & COVID-19
featuring Sarah Isgur, CNN political analyst, former Director of the Office of Public Affairs in the U.S. Department of Justice, and staff writer and host of the legal podcast Advisory Opinions for The Dispatch

Education & COVID-19
featuring Aaron Jura, Operations Manager for EQA Schools and former educator

Introductory PeliCast
featuring Pelican Institute CEO Daniel Erspamer

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