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Headlines – September 30, 2016

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-09-30

Duration: 00:03:22

Subjects: Floods, 2016 | DISASTER RELIEF | Edwards, John Bel | Landry, Jeff | Discrimination | Cuba | Louisiana Book Festival | Arceneaux, William


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Bourque, Darrell Speaker


This segment from the September 30, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the United States Congress approving $500 million in flood relief for Louisiana; Governor John Bel Edwards announcing his plans to sue Attorney General Jeff Landry over his refusal to approve state contracts with language protecting LGBT workers from workplace discrimination; Governor John Bel Edwards leading a delegation of 50 state officials to Cuba for a trade mission; Darrell Bourque, the Louisiana Poet Laureate from 2007-2011, speaking at a kick-off press conference for the Louisiana Book Festival; and Dr. William Arceneaux, the president of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL), being admitted into the Order of the Francophones of the Americas in Quebec, Canada.