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Employment Assistance Programs for Veterans (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, Rayville, Richland Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-08-12

Duration: 00:07:34

Subjects: Veterans | Employment | Military | Agriculture | Louisiana. Workforce Commission


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Robinson, Albert Interviewee
  • Demery, Nakeeta Interviewee
  • Townsend, Jaye Interviewee
  • Gibson, Ken Interviewee
  • Sapp, Dexter Interviewee
  • Gibson, Stella Interviewee


This segment from the August 12, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kevin Gautreaux’s report on the free employment assistance programs available to veterans through the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture. Gautreaux highlights the stories of Shreveport veteran Albert Robinson, an engineer with Union Pacific Railroad, and Ken Gibson and his wife Stella Gibson, small farmers in Rayville. He interviews: Albert Robinson, veteran; Nakeeta Demery of the Louisiana Workforce Commission; Jaye Townsend of the Louisiana Armed Forces Foundation; Ken Gibson, disabled veteran; Dexter Sapp of the Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Stella Gibson, veteran. This segment is a part of the Veterans Coming Home Initiative. Host: Charlie Whinham