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Headlines - August 16, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-08-16

Duration: 00:03:03

Subjects: Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | HIGHER EDUCATION | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East | Obesity


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee
  • Kleckley, Chuck Speaker


This segment from the August 16, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: an interview with United States Senator Mary Landrieu on the state’s slow implementation of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); Congressman Rodney Alexander not ruling out a run for governor in 2015; Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club on the higher education funding crisis; a contentious legislative meeting on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for their contribution to coastal erosion; the Centers for Disease Control reporting that Louisiana has the highest obesity rate in the nation; and McNeese State University in Lake Charles and Southern University in Baton Rouge winning $100,000 in a national competition for their innovative ideas to strengthen their local economies.