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Headlines – July 4, 2014

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-07-04

Duration: 00:03:24

Subjects: Common Core State Standards Initiative | Education | Louisiana. Supreme Court | Gun Control | HEALTH INSURANCE


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Erwin, Barry Speaker
  • Dufrene, Vicki Interviewee


This segment from the July 4, 2014, 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 Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voting to hire legal counsel in order to possibly sue Governor Bobby Jindal over Common Core; Barry Erwin, the president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the Common Core debate between BESE and Governor Jindal; the Louisiana Supreme Court upholding a law that forbids convicted felons from owning firearms; and an interview with Vicki Dufrene, the director of the Louisiana Senior Health Insurance Information Program.