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Headlines - August 9, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-08-09

Duration: 00:03:33

Subjects: Alexander, Rodney M. | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East | White, John | Career diploma -- Louisiana | Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Inc.

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • White, John Speaker

Description

This segment from the August 9, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Congressman Rodney Alexander announcing his resignation; Governor Bobby Jindal appointing Alexander as the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs; the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filing a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for their contribution to coastal erosion; Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the stigma associated with the career high school diploma; and the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) winning a national award for their Sunshine Headquarters online portal.