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Kids Count Report (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-08-03

Duration: 00:06:13

Subjects: Early childhood development | Early childhood education | Poverty


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Falgoust, Teresa Interviewee
  • Bronfin, Melanie Interviewee


This segment from the August 3, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on Louisiana’s low rankings in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count report on childhood well-being. Spires reports that the state ranked 49th overall, 50th in economic well-being, 47th in education, and 44th in health. She interviews Teresa Falgoust of Agenda for Children and the Kids Count coordinator in Louisiana, as well as Melanie Bronfin of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children. Host: Andre Moreau