Didja Know? Podcast

Didja Know? is the official podcast of the Louisiana Budget Project. The show focuses on interviews and discussions of the most important issues facing Louisiana, especially issues affecting low-to-moderate income families. Didja Know? is hosted and produced by Jamie Carson. All episodes will be available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play shortly. In the meantime, please listen below or by clicking on the RSS feed. If you have any questions, ideas for future topics or would like to be a guest on Didja Know? please email us at lbp@labudget.org

DIDJA KNOW? 4: May 30, 2019

DIDJA KNOW? 3: May 14, 2019

On this episode we’re talking to Rep. Royce Duplessis of New Orleans about his bill to lift the statewide preemption law that forbids local governments from setting their own minimum wage. Next we talk to Neva Butkus about what lawmakers can still do this legislative session to reform Louisiana’s antiquated tax code. She also discusses the 65th anniversary of the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education and the segregation that still exists in public schools despite it. Finally, Jan Moller recaps the last few weeks of the legislative session and what we should be paying attention to as we enter the home stretch.


DIDJA KNOW? 2: April 25, 2019

In this episode we talk to Davante Lewis about Invest in Louisiana, a proactive policy campaign that recently launched. Next, we discuss what a paid leave policy would look like in Louisiana with Stacey Roussel. Lastly Jan Moller recaps the first two weeks of the legislative session and previews what’s on the horizon.


DIDJA KNOW? 1: April 9, 2019

In the inaugural edition of the Louisiana Budget Project’s “Didja Know?” podcast, we talk all things 2019 Louisiana Legislative Session. Our guests include three members of the LBP team who break down the important issues and pieces of legislation that our organization will be focusing on over the next two months. They include Jan Moller, Executive Director, Neva Butkus, Policy Analyst, and Davante Lewis, Public Affairs and Outreach Coordinator.