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Headlines - June 28, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-28

Duration: 00:03:30

Subjects: Williams Olefins plant explosion, 2013 | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | United States. Supreme Court | United States. Defense of Marriage Act | Fort Polk (La.)

Contributors:

  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Schedler, Tom Interviewee
  • Diamond, Raymond Interviewee

Description

This segment from the June 28, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works holding hearings on the June 13th Williams Olefins plant explosion in Geismar; interviews with Secretary of State Tom Schedler and Ray Diamond of the LSU Law Center on the United States Supreme Court decision striking down the preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965; the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); and an update on the staffing levels at Fort Polk.