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Headlines – August 21, 2015

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-08-21

Duration: 00:03:31

Subjects: Amoeba | WATER SUPPLY | Planned Parenthood Federation of America | GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Kennedy, John Speaker
  • Kliebert, Kathy Interviewee


This segment from the August 21, 2015, 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 discovery of a brain-eating amoeba in the Terrebonne Parish Water System; supporters of Planned Parenthood protesting the Jindal Administration’s decision to terminate their contract as a Medicaid provider; Grambling State University laying off employees in the nursing program; State Treasurer John Kennedy speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about who he thinks should decide on the renovations to the Charity Hospital building in New Orleans; and an interview with Secretary Kathy Kliebert of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals on the changes made to the health care system in the ten years following Hurricane Katrina.