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Headlines - September 20, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-09-20

Duration: 00:04:31

Subjects: Public health | WATER SUPPLY | Amoeba | Charter schools | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Figuero, Julio Interviewee
  • White, John Interviewee
  • Royal, Karran Harper Interviewee


This segment from the September 20, 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: state health officials confirming that a brain-eating amoeba has infected the water system in St. Bernard Parish; an interview with Dr. Julio Figuero of the LSU Health Sciences Center on the over prescription of antibiotics in Louisiana; interviews with Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White and Karran Royal of the New Orleans Education Equity Roundtable on charter schools; and an increase in enrollment at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.