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Headlines – July 17, 2015

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-07-17

Duration: 00:04:29

Subjects: Monuments | Confederate States of America | FLOODS | Literacy | Davis, Glen "Big Baby" | East Baton Rouge Parish Library


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Joiner, Gary Interviewee
  • Rogers, Ashley Interviewee
  • Davis, Kevin Speaker
  • Obama, Barack Speaker
  • Davis, Glen "Big Baby" Interviewee


This segment from the July 17, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: interviews with Dr. Gary Joiner, a history professor at LSU-Shreveport, and Ashley Rogers, the director of operations for Whitney Plantation, on Confederate monuments; Plaquemines Parish and the town of Jean Lafitte rejecting their portion of the $18.7 billion BP Oil Spill settlement; a study showing that the population of New Orleans has started to rebound from Hurricane Katrina; Kevin Davis, the director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the state’s readiness for a hurricane; the Obama Administration issuing a disaster declaration for 5 Louisiana parishes impacted by the Red River flooding; the Louisiana Senate voting against calling a veto session; President Barack Obama granting clemency to two Louisiana non-violent offenders; the Louisiana Congressional Delegation’s reaction to the Iran nuclear deal; and an interview with former LSU basketball player Glen “Big Baby” Davis on the unveiling of a new literacy center at the Carver Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.