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Headlines - September 21, 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: 2012-09-21

Duration: 00:03:28

Subjects: Hurricane Rita, 2005 | America's Wetland Foundation | RICE INDUSTRY | Arsenic | Agriculture | Tax exemptions

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Marmillion, Val Speaker
  • Mathis, Tim Interviewee

Description

This segment from the September 21, 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 seventh anniversary of Hurricane Rita; Val Marmillion of America’s Wetland Foundation speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about Hurricane Isaac serving as a wake-up call for the Baton Rouge area; a “Consumer Reports” investigation into the arsenic levels in rice, including the rice grown in Louisiana; and an interview with Tim Mathis of the Louisiana Budget Project on the cost of tax exemptions to the state.