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Headlines - August 6, 2010

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-08-06

Duration: 00:04:36

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Disaster response and recovery | Baton Rouge Area Foundation | Offshore oil well drilling | Oil industry workers


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Allen, Thad Speaker
  • Davies, John Speaker


This segment from the August 6, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the ongoing BP Oil Spill, including National Incident Commander Thad Allen discussing the completion of the static kill process on the blown out oil well. It also includes John Davies, the CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), discussing BRAF’s establishment of the Rig Worker Assistance Fund, a $100 million program supporting oil rig workers who lose their jobs due to the Obama Administration’s six-month moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford