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Headlines – July 10, 2015

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-07-10

Duration: 00:03:44

Subjects: Confederate States of America | Monuments | Same-sex marriage | Fort Polk (La.) | Death row inmates


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Landrieu, Mitch Speaker
  • Fleming, John Interviewee
  • Baier, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the July 10, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: retired state workers asking lawmakers to call a veto session to override Governor Bobby Jindal’s veto of their cost-of-living raise; the New Orleans City Council voting unanimously to remove four Confederate monuments in the city; New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaking in favor of removing the monuments; an interview with Congressman John Fleming on his view that Confederate monuments should be moved to museums; an interview with attorney Paul Baier on his reaction to two members of the Louisiana Supreme Court openly discussing their disagreement with the United States Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage; the United States Army maintaining 8,000 troops at Fort Polk; and a federal appeals court ruling that death row inmates in Louisiana are not entitled to air conditioning in their cells.