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Laura Larkin Interview (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-04-03

Duration: 00:04:16

Subjects: Larkin, Laura | Louisiana. Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism | Louisiana. Division of the Arts | Louisiana Decentralized Arts Fund Program | Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge | ARTS FUNDING | State Budget Cuts | Rural areas


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Larkin, Laura Interviewee


This segment from the April 3, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-studio interview with Laura Larkin of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge about the proposed 83% budget cut to the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Fund Program (DAF), which falls under the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford talk to Larkin about: the impact of the proposed budget cuts, especially on rural parishes in the state; how the DAF funding is disbursed; the types of programs funded by DAF; and the upcoming Arts Advocacy Day.