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Headlines - July 15, 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: 2011-07-15

Duration: 00:03:18

Subjects: COASTAL RESTORATION | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Poverty Point State Park (La.) | World Heritage areas | Scientific research | Military

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Greelee, Diana Interviewee
  • Ishak, Sherif Interviewee

Description

This segment from the July 15, 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: Governor Bobby Jindal announcing his coastal restoration plan for the areas impacted by the 2010 BP Oil Spill; the U.S. Department of the Interior announcing that Poverty Point in West Carroll Parish is the country’s top nomination for the United Nation’s list of World Heritage sites; an interview with Dr. Diana Greenlee, an archaeologist at Poverty Point, about the next steps in the nomination process; an interview with Dr. Sherif Ishak of the LSU College of Engineering on the research being performing with a new virtual driving simulator; and the deaths of three Louisiana soldiers in Afghanistan, Air Force Sergeant Daniel Douville, Army Sergeant Christopher Soderland, and Army Staff Sergeant Michael Garcia.