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Headlines - February 25, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-02-25

Duration: 00:05:14

Subjects: Unions | Headlines | UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS | Southern University in New Orleans | United States. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling | Apportionment (Election law) | REAPPORTIONMENT | Pilgrim's Pride Poultry Plant (Farmerville, La.) | Whooping crane


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Hardman, Leonal Speaker
  • Haynes, Joyce Interviewee
  • Boesch, Donald Interviewee
  • Holden, Kip Speaker
  • Thomas, Larry Speaker


This segment from the February 25, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Leonal Hardman, the president of AFSCME, speaking at a rally of union workers in Baton Rouge; an interview with Joyce Haynes, the president of the Louisiana Association of Educators, on the possibility of a teachers’ strike; District Court Judge Tim Kelly ruling that a study into the proposed merger of the University of New Orleans and Southern University in New Orleans can continue; an interview with Dr. Donald Boesch, the director of the National Oil Spill Commission, on the need for the oil industry to develop a new containment system in Louisiana; Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden and East Feliciana Parish resident Larry Thomas speaking at a public meeting on Congressional redistricting; the awarding of $11.2 million to 100 chicken farmers who were impacted by the temporary closure of the Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Plant in Farmerville; and the arrival of ten whooping cranes at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area.