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Headlines - November 18, 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: 2011-11-18

Duration: 00:03:29

Subjects: Baton Rouge Area Foundation | OIL INDUSTRY | Lead | Public health | French ambassador to the United States | Fitzmorris, James E. (James Edward), 1921-

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Fitzmorris, Jimmy Speaker

Description

This segment from the November 18, 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: criticism of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) for denying claims to a $100 million fund for oil workers impacted by the offshore drilling moratorium following the 2010 BP Oil Spill; a study by the Tulane School of Public Health finds that two-thirds of the homes in New Orleans contain high levels of lead; Governor Bobby Jindal issuing an executive order requiring all employees of public colleges, universities, and vocational schools to report incidents of child abuse or neglect within 24 hours; a visit by the French Ambassador to the United States to Baton Rouge; and highlights from former Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris’ 90th birthday party in New Orleans.