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Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-09-07

Duration: 00:06:00

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Health and Human Resources | PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY | Cancer | Public health | Air pollution | Air quality | Environment | Cancer registry


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Swacker, Karla Interviewee


This segment from the September 7, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Karla Swacker of the Department of Health and Human Resources. She discusses the state’s Cancer Registry, the high cancer rates in the industrial corridor along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, and the department’s upcoming monitoring of the air quality in several Louisiana cities. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome