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Headlines - May 13, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-13

Duration: 00:06:27

Subjects: Mississippi River floods, 2011 | LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN | Bonnet Carre Spillway | ATCHAFALAYA BASIN | SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION | Pastorek, Paul


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Barry, John Interviewee
  • Lopez, John Interviewee
  • Maate, Timothy Interviewee
  • Doiron, Larry Interviewee
  • Jindal, Bobby Interviewee


This segment from the May 13, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: flooding near Lake Providence; the preparations for the Mississippi River flooding in Baton Rouge and New Orleans; an interview with John Barry, the author of “Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927” on the potential floods; an interview with John Lopez, the president of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, on the expectation of an algae bloom during the summer as a result of the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway; an interview with Morgan City Mayor Timothy Matte on the flood preparations along the Atchafalaya Basin; and an interview with Governor Bobby Jindal on the possible replacements for Superintendent of Education of Paul Pastorek, who announced his resignation.