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Headlines - March 8, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-03-08

Duration: 00:03:26

Subjects: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Erwin, Barry | Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012 | Taylor, Jim, 1935-

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Erwin, Barry Speaker
  • Taylor, Jimmy Interviewee

Description

This segment from the March 8, 2013, 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: Governor Bobby Jindal announcing the plans for an international company to build a $150 million petrochemical facility in Baton Rouge that will create 700 permanent jobs; Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club about Governor Jindal’s tax reform plan; consumer advocate Erin Brokovich and attorney Thomas Giradi visiting Bayou Corne residents to discuss their options six months after the discovery of the sinkhole; the Pro Football Hall of Fame honoring Jim Taylor at his alma mater, Baton Rouge High School, as a part of the Hometown Hall of Famers Program; and the death of country music singer-songwriter Claude King at age 90.