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Headlines - September 6, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-09-06

Duration: 00:04:28

Subjects: TEACHER EVALUATIONS | Educational vouchers | Taxes | Same-sex marriage | SHRIMP INDUSTRY

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Cooper, Acy Interviewee

Description

This segment from the September 6, 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: the Louisiana Congressional Delegation’s reaction to the Obama Administration’s military action in Syria; the results from the state’s teacher evaluations; the State of Louisiana filing a motion disputing the United States Department of Justice’s claim that the state violated federal desegregation orders by not getting court approval for the school voucher program; the Civil Service Commission approving the privatization of the LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, which will result in the lay-offs of 3,200 state employees; the IRS releasing a new federal tax rule for same-sex couples; and an interview with commercial fisherman Acy Cooper, Jr. on the shrimp season.