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Headlines - June 24, 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: 2011-06-24

Duration: 00:02:50

Subjects: Agriculture | Droughts | Job creation | Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- | Nagin, Ray, 1956- | River Road African American Museum

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host

Description

This segment from the June 24, 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: the impact of drought conditions on Louisiana farmers; the Louisiana Workforce Commission reporting an increase in jobs around the state; former President George W. Bush speaking at a private event in north Louisiana; former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin claiming in his new book that partisan politics and race slowed down the federal response to Hurricane Katrina; and the restoration of the Juneteenth Freedom Festival at the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville.