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Headlines - July 19, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-07-19

Duration: 00:03:58

Subjects: Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012 | Poverty Point State Park (La.)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Honore, Russel Speaker
  • Schaff, Mike Speaker
  • Crowley, Nara Speaker


This segment from the July 19, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore, Bayou Corne resident Mike Schaff, and Nara Crowley of Save Lake Peigneur speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish; Louisiana funeral directors appealing a decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that allows the Brothers of St. Joseph’s Abbey to sell their handmade cypress caskets; and concerns by Louisiana officials that Poverty Point in West Carroll Parish will not receive its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the United States’ decision not to pay its $77 million UNESCO dues.