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Gov. John Bel Edwards Interview (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In

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Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-01-01

Duration: 00:26:07

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health | Economy | STATE BUDGET | Environment | Hurricanes | Hurricane Laura, 2020

Contributors:

  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee

Description

This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from January 1, 2021, features Andre Moreau’s interview with Governor John Bel Edwards. He discusses: the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic; the House Republicans’ efforts to end his public health emergency restrictions; the pandemic’s impact on the economy; his relationship with President Donald Trump; the loss of 7,000 Louisianans to COVID-19; the ongoing third surge of cases; the COVID-19 vaccine; his outlook for 2021; the state budget; the work of the Louisiana Climate Initiatives Task Force; the 2020 hurricane season, including Hurricane Laura; 2020 as a challenging year; and his hopes for 2021.