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Headlines – January 30, 2015

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-01-30

Duration: 00:01:41

Subjects: Common Core State Standards Initiative | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Abortion | Smoking ban


  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the January 30, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) expressing their concerns about parents who are opting their kids out of the Common Core testing; a federal judge ruling that the 2010 BP Oil Spill was not as big as the government estimate; the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals hearing testimony from abortion rights advocates who are concerned about the state’s new law licensing abortion clinics; and the City of New Orleans passing a local ordinance that bans smoking in bars and casinos.