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COVID-19 Update (April 24, 2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-04-24

Duration: 00:26:34

Subjects: Public health | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Food security | Tornado damage | Economy | Education | Mayo, Jamie


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Patty, Korey Interviewee
  • Mayo, Jamie Interviewee
  • Faulk, Michael Interviewee
  • Cassidy, Bill Speaker
  • Robinson, Kimberly Speaker
  • Graves, Garret Speaker
  • Scott, Loren Speaker
  • Burns, Ernie Interviewee
  • Barrow, Makenzi Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from April 24, 2020, features Andre Moreau and Natasha Williams reporting on the latest news on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Louisiana. Moreau first reports on the week’s headlines, including highlights from Governor John Bel Edwards’ latest press conference. Next, Moreau interviews Korey Patty, the executive director of Feeding Louisiana, who discusses the increased demand at the food banks around the state. Williams then interviews Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, who discusses the city’s recovery from an April 12th tornado and the economic slowdown due to the pandemic. Next, Moreau interviews Michael Faulk, the executive director of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents, who discusses the work of school districts in providing educational resources to students without access to technology. Williams then presents highlights from a recent episode of “Louisiana Public Square” called “Pulse of a Pandemic.” Next, Moreau interviews Ernie Burns of Burns Financial Planning, who discusses the state of the economy. Lastly, Williams interviews Makenzi Barrow, a ten-year-old student at Zachary Elementary School who is sewing masks for health care workers at Lane Regional Medical Center.