Meetings

Prof. Albert Samuels from Southern University will speak at Press Club today

Albert Samuels, professor of political science at Southern University, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 18. He will provide an analysis of the Nov. 16 Louisiana election. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Prof. Albert Samuels will speak at Press Club on Nov. 18

Albert Samuels, professor of political science at Southern University, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 18. He will provide a post-election analysis. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


U.S. Sen. John Kennedy will speak at Press Club on Nov. 11

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 11. He will speak about congressional politics and issues in Washington. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


LSU Prof. Darr to speak at Press Club on Nov. 4

Joshua Darr, an assistant professor at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 4. He will address the intersection between media and national/presidential politics. Darr recently visited the Iowa Steak Fry to conduct research on presidential political campaigns, and his recently published research on how local newspaper closures affect partisan politics has received national attention, including on the site FiveThirtyEight. Press Club meets at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Gov. Edwards will speak at Press Club on Oct. 28

Gov. John Bel Edwards will speak about the runoff election for governor at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 28. Republican candidate Eddie Rispone was extended an invitation to participate in what had been envisioned as a forum between both candidates, but his campaign declined the invitation. Press Club meets at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Belinda Davis to speak at Press Club on Oct. 21

Belinda Davis, a political science professor at LSU, who is running for the Louisiana House representing District 70, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 21. Davis, a Democrat, is running against Barbara Freiberg, a Republican and former member of the Baton Rouge Metro Council, who will not be able to participate because of a scheduling conflict. The runoff election is Nov. 16, with early voting Nov. 2-9. Press Club meets at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Pearson Cross, political commentator, will speak at Press Club on Oct. 14

Pearson Cross, political commentator, radio show host and professor of government and political science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 14. He will discuss the statewide primary election results and what to expect in the November election. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Press Club will host forum for State Senate District 15 candidates on Monday, Oct. 7

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for candidates for State Senate District 15 on Monday, Oct. 7. Gary Chambers, who runs an African American-focused online publication, the Rouge Collection, is challenging incumbent Regina Barrow, who was the state representative for District 29 from 2005 to 2016 before being elected to the state senate. Both candidates are Democrats. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Press Club will host forum for State Senate District 14 candidates on Monday, Sept. 30

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for candidates for State Senate District 14 on Monday, Sept. 30. The two candidates are state Rep. Pat Smith and Cleo Fields, both Democrats and both veteran politicians. Smith is term-limited as state representative for District 67. Fields’ previous posts include state senator and U.S. Congressman. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Press Club will host forum for gubernatorial candidates on Monday, Sept. 23

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for the three gubernatorial candidates on Monday, Sept. 23. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, will face his two Republican challengers, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, who has represented Louisiana’s fifth congressional district since 2015, and businessman Eddie Rispone, of Baton Rouge. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Early voting begins Sept. 28; the primary election is Oct. 12. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.