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Gov. John Bel Edwards Interview (Dec. 2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-12-31

Duration: 00:26:57

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health | Vaccines | Disaster response and recovery | Hurricane Ida, 2021 | Hurricane Laura, 2020 | Climate change | Renewable energy | Economy


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from December 31, 2021, features Andre Moreau’s interview with Governor John Bel Edwards. He discusses: the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Ida; the status of the COVID-19 pandemic; his support for adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the school immunization schedule; the difficulty in getting federal supplemental disaster aid for southwest Louisiana for the Hurricane Laura recovery; attending an international climate change conference; the future of renewable energy in Louisiana; and the economy.