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Troubled Waters (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-06

Duration: 00:06:26

Subjects: MORGANZA SPILLWAY | OYSTER INDUSTRY | OYSTERS | Crabs | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | FLOODS | Louisiana. Insurance Department | Flood insurance


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Graves, Garret Speaker
  • Harrison, Joe Speaker
  • Henderson, Reed Speaker
  • Garrett, Cole Speaker
  • Banta, Drue Speaker
  • Harper, Bob Speaker


This segment from the May 6, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Jeremy Alford’s report on a legislative hearing on the BP Oil Spill recovery and the rising Mississippi River levels. It includes: Garret Graves of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority testifying on the historic Mississippi River levels; State Representative Joe Harrison urging the Department of Insurance to be proactive in dealing with residents and the impending flood; State Representative Reed Henderson discussing the potential impact of the opening of the Morganza Spillway on oystermen in his district; Cole Garrett of the Office of Fisheries testifying on the state’s oyster production; Drue Banta of the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities testifying on the condition of crabs, as reported by the United Houma Nation; and Bob Harper, the Undersecretary for the Department of Natural Resources, testifying on the inspection of oil and gas wells in order to prevent blowouts. Host: Charlie Whinham