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Headlines - December 23, 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: 2011-12-23

Duration: 00:02:51

Subjects: UNEMPLOYMENT | Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Raising Readers

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Gray, Catherine Interviewee

Description

This segment from the December 23, 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 Federal Bureau of Labor reporting that Louisiana’s unemployment rate dropped below 7%; Royal Dutch Shell shutting down an oil rig off the coast of Alabama following a drilling fluid leak in the Gulf of Mexico; Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon asking the Louisiana Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling requiring the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation to pay over $100 million in fees related to Hurricane Katrina; and ExxonMobil employees reading to preschool students in Baton Rouge as a part of a program with New Horizon Head Start and LPB’s Raising Readers program.