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Headlines - April 15, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-04-15

Duration: 00:03:20

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Health | Environment | BIRDS | Sea turtles | DOLPHINS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Orr, Mary Lee Interviewee
  • Bayhi, Louis Speaker
  • Driscoll, Melanie Interviewee
  • Diller, Andrew Interviewee


This segment from the April 15, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the BP Oil Spill. These stories include: highlights from a health screening held by Dr. Mike Robichaux in Thibodaux for people affected by the oil spill, including comments by Mary Lee Orr of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and boat operator Louis Bayhi; Melanie Driscoll of the Audubon Society discussing the continuing impact of the oil spill on birds in the Gulf of Mexico; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reporting on the above average deaths of sea turtles and dolphins in the Gulf; and Andrew Diller, an agent with the Florida Sea Grant Extension, discussing the potential impact of the oil spill on the sea turtle population. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shana Sanford