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Headlines – May 27, 2016

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-05-27

Duration: 00:02:58

Subjects: HATE CRIMES | Law Enforcement | Transgender people | Mike (Tiger) | EATON, MARY FREY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host


This segment from the May 27, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor John Bel Edwards signing the Blue Lives Matter bill into law, making Louisiana the first state in the nation to protect police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel under a hate crime law; Louisiana and ten other states suing the federal government over its transgender restroom directive; LSU veterinarians diagnosing Mike the Tiger with a rare form of cancer; and the death of Baton Rouge civic leader Mary Frey Eaton at age 91.