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New Orleans Loses AIDS Funding (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-05-03

Duration: 00:12:06

Subjects: AIDS (Disease) | Health Care


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Rees, Corky Interviewee
  • Rudegeair, Ann Interviewee
  • Rudegeair, Marty Interviewee
  • Brown, Barbara Interviewee
  • Young, James Interviewee
  • Vick, Jan Interviewee
  • McFarland, Louise Interviewee


This segment from the May 3, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the City of New Orleans losing $1.7 million in federal funding from the Ryan White Fund for services for AIDS patients due to city officials not properly filling out the grant renewal application. She interviews: Corky Rees, a grant writer turned down as a volunteer by the city; Ann Rudegeair, private consultant; Marty Rudegeair, private consultant; Barbara Brown, AIDS legal counselor; James Young, an AIDS patient and resident at Shelter Resources, Inc.; Jan Vick, administrative director at Shelter Resources, Inc.; and Dr. Louise McFarland, state epidemiologist. Host: Robert Collins