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Headlines - September 7, 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: 2012-09-07

Duration: 00:03:33

Subjects: Hurricane Isaac, 2012 | OIL INDUSTRY | DONELON, JIM | Homeowners insurance | Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Named storm deductibles

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Briggs, Don Interviewee
  • Rolfes, Anne Interviewee
  • Donelon, Jim Speaker
  • Heymsfield, Steven Speaker

Description

This segment from the September 7, 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 majority of the Hurricane Isaac evacuees returning home; the National Response Center reporting 93 oil industry accidents due to Hurricane Isaac; interviews with Don Briggs of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association and Anne Rolfes of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade on those accidents; Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon warning people filing claims through their homeowners insurance about the high price of named storm deductibles; and Steven Heymsfield, the executive director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, announcing their new 5 year, $20 million grant to study diabetes and obesity.