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Headlines - August 30, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-08-30

Duration: 00:04:11

Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | National Flood Insurance Program (U.S.) | Educational vouchers | Desegregation | SCALISE, STEVE


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Scalise, Steve Speaker
  • Stonecipher, Elliot Speaker


This segment from the August 30, 2013, 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 eight-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; FEMA releasing new preliminary flood maps, which will be used to calculate the rates for the National Flood Insurance Program; the United States Department of Justice filing a lawsuit against the State of Louisiana claiming that the state’s school voucher program violates federal desegregation orders; Congressman Steve Scalise speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about his opposition to a federal government shutdown; and political pollster Elliot Stonecipher speaking to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club about his view that United States Senator Mary Landrieu will not seek re-election in 2014.