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Louisiana Speaks: Our Voice, Our Plan, Our Future (2007)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority, Louisiana Recovery Authority Support Foundation

Date Issued: 2007-01-24

Duration: 00:56:21

Subjects: Hurricane recovery | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricane Rita, 2005 | Louisiana Recovery Authority | Hurricane protection | COASTAL EROSION | COASTAL RESTORATION | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Transportation | Housing | Urban Development


  • Whitfield, Lynn Host
  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Melton, Christina Associate Producer
  • Francis, Norman Interviewee
  • Deselle, Stephanie Interviewee
  • Viles, Aaron Interviewee
  • Folse, John Interviewee
  • Reed, Denise Interviewee
  • Twilley, Robert Interviewee
  • Davis, Mark Interviewee
  • Sagrera, Sherrill Interviewee
  • Mayfield, Irvin Interviewee
  • St. Pe, Kerry Interviewee
  • Falgout, Ted Interviewee
  • Thibodeaux, Juan Interviewee
  • Fremin, Daniel Interviewee
  • Rodrigue, George Interviewee
  • Ryan, Tim Interviewee
  • Olivier, Michael Interviewee
  • Cruz, Carolina Interviewee
  • LaGrange, Gary Interviewee
  • Hoyt, Spencer Interviewee
  • Phillips, Jacob Interviewee
  • Halpern, Karla Interviewee
  • Bumphus, Walter Interviewee
  • Thomas, Irma Interviewee
  • Martinez, Lori Interviewee
  • Villavaso, Stephen D. Interviewee
  • Fregonese, John Interviewee
  • Renne, John Interviewee
  • Johnson, Marion Interviewee
  • Reichel, Claudette Interviewee
  • Campbell, Sally Interviewee
  • Belanger, Kevin Interviewee


This special episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from January 24, 2007, features host Lynn Whitfield presenting the research and results from Louisiana Speaks, the Louisiana Recovery Authority’s plan to guide the state’s recovery and rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Whitfield reports that 1,000 Louisiana citizens have participated in workshops around the state and 2,500 residents have responded to a survey. This program outlines the major issues under consideration with Louisiana Speaks and the benefits and consequences of pursuing alternative futures. These topics are: safety from future storms; coastal protection and restoration; economic development; and community development and transportation.