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Headlines - August 23, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-08-23

Duration: 00:04:56

Subjects: Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012 | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | Elections, 2013 | Same-sex marriage

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Barry, John Speaker
  • Mills, Gene Interviewee
  • Hill, John Interviewee

Description

This segment from the August 23, 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: dramatic video of the Bayou Corne sinkhole swallowing a group of cypress trees in Assumption Parish; the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority voting to oppose the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for their contribution to coastal erosion; John Barry, a member of the SLFPAE, speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the need for the lawsuit; fourteen candidates qualifying for the special election in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District following the resignation of Rodney Alexander; interviews with Gene Mills of the Louisiana Family Forum and John Hill of the Forum for Equality on same-sex marriage; and the death of New Orleans-born author Elmore Leonard at age 87.