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Headlines – January 27, 2017

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-01-27

Duration: 00:03:40

Subjects: SPECIAL SESSIONS | Graves, Garret | Floods, 2016 | Early childhood education | Agriculture


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Gongre, Carla Interviewee
  • Robertson, Amy Interviewee


This segment from the January 27, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor John Bel Edwards announcing his plans to call a special session on February 13th to deal with the state’s $304 million mid-year budget shortfall; Congressman Garret Graves being named as the Vice Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment; LPB donating PBS Playtime Pads to pre-k classes at Denham Springs Elementary School and Southside Elementary School, two schools impacted by the August 2016 floods; an interview with Carla Gongre, the pre-k curriculum coordinator for the Livingston Parish Public School System; and an interview with Amy Robertson of the United States Department of Agriculture on the upcoming Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference in Alexandria.