10:30 am LRN Newscast Nov. 26, 2019

There’s been a long debate in Louisiana on whether schools should be required to offer sex education. A survey released by the Louisiana Public Health Institute finds 80-percent of parents believe it should be a requirement.

L-P-H-I managing director, Kristie Bardell says school-based sex education provides young people with facts on topics they will likely encounter and reinforces the conversations families may already be having at home…

Cut 5 (07) “…human development.”

Before LSU can prepare for the SEC Championship game against Georgia, the Tigers will have to take on Texas A-and-M this Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

These two teams battled through seven overtimes last year with the Aggies eventually winning, 74 to 72 in College Station, Texas. Coach Ed Orgeron says playing the contest this year in front of and LSU home stadium crowd should help…

cut 14 (13) “….there’s no looking back”

The National Retail Federation expects more than 35 million people to shop both online and in-stores on Thanksgiving Day. That’s an increase of about 3.5 million more shoppers than last year.

NRF spokesperson Katherine Cullen says over the course of the weekend, more than 165 million will likely get some holiday shopping done.

Cut 7 (09) “…on turning out..”

The Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation Association is calling on Governor John Bel Edwards to initiate the discussion with the new legislative leadership on increasing infrastructure funding.

President of Louisiana Good Roads, Ken Perret recommends adjusting the gas tax, which he says hasn’t been adjusted in over 30 years.

Cut 11 (13) “…highway trust fund.”

The non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the transportation system.