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Headlines - March 2, 2012

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-03-02

Duration: 00:03:36

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Louisiana Tech University | Louisiana State University in Shreveport | Agriculture | Strawberries | Moonbot Studios | Academy Awards (Motion pictures)

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Poche, Rhonda Landry Interviewee

Description

This segment from the March 2, 2012, 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 Legislative Auditor releasing a report that shows the elimination of 6,400 positions in state agencies over the past two years; a delay in the start of the BP Oil Spill trial in New Orleans; the Board of Regents approving the proposed merger of Louisiana Tech University and LSU-Shreveport; an update on the strawberry harvest; an interview with strawberry farmer Rhonda Landry Poche on recognizing Louisiana grown strawberries; and Moonbot Studios in Shreveport wins the Oscar for Best Animated Short for “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.”