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September 8, 2017
LSWI4052 - September 8, 2017

The Future of Flood Insurance, The State of Working, Is There an Uptick in Crime?, Vietnam and Louisiana, Thibodaux Recognizes the 1887 Massacre

The Future of Flood Insurance The National Flood Insurance Program has to be reauthorized by the end of this month, and Congress is looking for ways to tackle the program’s $24 billion debt. That could mean Louisiana businessmen and homeowners pay more for their premiums. Kelly Spires sat down with U.S. Rep. Garret Graves to talk about how Harvey recovery will affect debate, what some solutions to the program may be, and what folks in D.C. don’t understand about living in Louisiana. SHARE

The State of Working This Monday was Labor Day, so what is employment in Louisiana like? The Louisiana Budget Project poured over state labor statistics and discovered while employment is up, job growth isn’t keeping pace with population growth. Kelly Spires reports. SHARE

Is There an Uptick in Crime? Some Possible Causes - From Shreveport to the Capitol City to New Orleans, homicides are up this year over last. Kelly Spires spoke with Paul Guidry, a criminologist with Baton Rouge Community College about what causes crime and why things aren’t as dangerous as the headlines make it seem. SHARE

Vietnam and Louisiana An upcoming 30-minute Louisiana Public Broadcasting special details the role the Bayou State played in the Vietnam War. In this week’s profiles, producer Tika Laudun visits with Vincent Alexander and Skip Weber about their experiences during the war. SHARE

Thibodaux Recognizes the 1887 Massacre In this update of a previous story, the Thibodaux City Council this week memorialized the victims of a racially motivated massacre of the town’s black residents in 1887. SHARE

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