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LDH Early Childhood Report (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-11-03

Duration: 00:05:40

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Health | Early childhood development | Poverty


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Zapata, Amy Interviewee


This segment from the November 3, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the findings of a Louisiana Department of Health study called “Early Childhood Risk and Reach in Louisiana.” Spires reports that one-third of Louisiana children under the age of five live in poverty. She interviews Amy Zapata, the author of the report, who discusses the economic, health, and education indicators used in the study and their overall findings. Host: Andre Moreau