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Sharon Weston Broome Interview (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-08-09

Duration: 00:07:23

Subjects: Broome, Sharon Weston | Transportation | Mental Health


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Broome, Sharon Weston Interviewee


This segment from the August 9, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ interview with East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. She discusses: her decision to run for the Metro Council in 1988; serving in the Louisiana Legislature for 24 years; the challenges she faced during her first year in office in 2017; the Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) grant from the federal government; the passage of the MovEBR road tax proposal; and her hopes to leave positive transformation in the communities of East Baton Rouge Parish. Host: Andre Moreau