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Headlines - September 27, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-09-27

Duration: 00:02:43

Subjects: WATER SUPPLY | Amoeba | Public health | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Morrell, J.P. Interviewee
  • Wells, Crystal Interviewee
  • Donelon, Jim Speaker

Description

This segment from the September 27, 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: interviews with State Senator J.P. Morell and resident Crystal Wells following a community meeting on the presence of a brain-eating amoeba in the St. Bernard Parish water supply; Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the complexity of the new health insurance marketplace available through the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); a delay in the opening of the Nucor Steel Plant in Convent, Louisiana, due to the collapse of one of the storage domes; and 1400 state employees in the Division of Administration and GOHSEP receiving pay raises.