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Headlines - March 25, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-03-25

Duration: 00:03:59

Subjects: Headlines | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Public health | Solar energy | High school dropouts

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Robichaux, Mike Speaker
  • Orr, Mary Lee Speaker
  • Holloway, Sallye Interviewee

Description

This segment from the March 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: Dr. Mike Robichaux of Raceland and Mary Lee Orr of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network speaking before the Baton Rouge Press Club about their concerns over the treatment of patients exposed to the chemicals used during the BP Oil Spill clean-up; the United States Department of Veterans Affairs reviewing proposals for a new VA super-clinic in Lafayette; Alexandria homeowner Sallye Holloway discussing the use of solar energy in her home; and the Department of Education announcing a 28% decrease in the state’s high school dropout rate.