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Headlines – December 16, 2016

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-12-16

Duration: 00:03:13

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Edwards, Edwin W. | Edwards, Donna | Louisiana Public Broadcasting | Floods, 2016 | Disaster response and recovery


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker
  • Brown, Lenora Interviewee
  • Edwards, Donna Interviewee


This segment from the December 16, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne testifying before the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget on the state’s $300 million mid-year budget shortfall; former Governor Edwin Edwards being released from the hospital; Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards and LPB President and CEO Beth Courtney delivering gifts to students at Glen Oaks Park Elementary School in Baton Rouge; an interview with LPB Educational Outreach Specialist Lenora Brown on LPB’s plans to distribute 200 PBS Playtime Learning Pads to pre-k classrooms in 2017; and an interview with First Lady Donna Edwards on the flood relief efforts.