9:30 A.M. LRN News 04/09/2021

LSU Board of Supervisors member Lee Mallett is calling for the university to cut ties with legal counsel Taylor Porter. He says their advice to a small group of university leaders to keep the board in the dark about the alleged sexual misconduct of former coach Les Miles, is the core of the school’s coverup.
Mallett says the board recognizes that it is now their responsibility to fix it. He says they are committed to doing so for the school and their family.
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The Baton Rouge law firm of Taylor Porter has represented the university for 80 years.
The state launches a vaccine hotline that can help schedule COVID vaccine appointments for residents at nearby providers.
State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says
The only bad news: due to a quality control error at a Baltimore vaccine production plant the nationwide supply of Johnson and Johnson will be low for quite a few weeks.
Cut 9 (06) “…Johnson.”
Governor Edwards reiterated his support for LSU’s decision not to fire anyone in the wake of the Husch Blackwell report detailing widespread mishandling of sexual misconduct cases.
LSU recently barred all employees from testifying before a Select committee dedicated to investigating the school’s failure to handle those cases. Edwards didn’t disagree with the school’s decision…
Cut 12 (10) “…sure.”
The 2021 Louisiana Survey asks residents about the extent of racial discrimination in six different situations like at work; applying for loans; voting; medical treatment and dealing with the police. Policy Lab Research Director Mike Henderson says of the multiple situations questioned in the survey the one area where both whites and Blacks agree is the discriminatory treatment of blacks by police.
Cut 15 (07)“…circumstances.”