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Headlines - February 19, 2016

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-02-19

Duration: 00:05:07

Subjects: Public defenders | LAWYERS | MEDICAID | Health Care | Southern University and A & M College | Football players | Gales, Devon | RICHARD, ZACHARY | Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Graham, Caitlin Interviewee
  • Bunton, Derwyn Interviewee
  • Bottcher, Denise Interviewee
  • Trume, Gregor Interviewee
  • Richard, Zachary Interviewee


This segment from the February 19, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: interviews with Caitlin Graham, an Assistant Public Defender in Lafayette Parish, and Derwyn Bunton, the Chief Public Defender in Orleans Parish, at a protest on the steps of the LSU Law School against the $470,000 cut to public defenders’ offices around the state; an interview with Denise Bottcher of AARP Louisiana on Medicaid expansion; an update on the recovery of Southern University football player Devon Gales from a paralyzing neck injury; and interviews with Gregor Trume, the Counsel General of France in New Orleans, and Zachary Richard on Richard’s selection as the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ 2016 Humanist of the Year.