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Headlines – August 29, 2014

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-08-29

Duration: 00:03:10

Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Transportation | Amoeba | WATER SUPPLY | Common Core State Standards Initiative


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • St. Germain, Karen Speaker
  • Albrecht, Greg Speaker


This segment from the August 29, 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 ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; State Representative Karen St. Germain discussing a constitutional amendment on the ballot to help pay for the state’s $12 billion backlog in road and bridge projects; Greg Albrecht of the Legislative Fiscal Office speaking to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club about the state’s revenue base; the discovery of a brain-eating amoeba in the St. John the Baptist Parish water system; and Governor Bobby Jindal filing a lawsuit against the Obama Administration over the Common Core educational standards.