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Headlines - April 27, 2012

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-04-27

Duration: 00:04:24

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Education | Educational tests and measurements | Educational vouchers | University of Louisiana at Monroe | Climate change


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Dastugue, Penny Interviewee
  • Ford, Faith Speaker


This segment from the April 27, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the filing of criminal charges against BP engineer Kurt Mix for allegedly destroying evidence related to the 2010 BP Oil Spill; an interview with Penny Dastugue, the president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), on the implementation of new standardized tests for eighth, ninth, and tenth grade students; the May 18th deadline for private schools to apply to accept school voucher students in the fall; the University of Louisiana at Monroe receiving an $87,000 grant to build a monitoring tower at the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area to study climate change; Westlake native Joshua Ledet reaching the top five of “American Idol”; and a “Louisiana Bicentennial Minute” on leisure with Faith Ford.