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Spanish Lake Contamination, Louisianan's Limiting Incomes, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum | 1/11/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Spanish Lake Contamination

A story as familiar to Louisiana as our humidity continues to play out in an area about 30 miles southeast of Baton Rouge. The Spanish Lake sub basin, an ecological jewel, became the workplace of big oil over 80 years ago. One group says that Shell Oil Company drilling has caused salt kills and aquifer contamination. Shell saying it’s not their fault. Andre Moreau talks with Scott Nesbit, Wetland Ecologist, Specialist in the Field and Patrick Courreges, Dept. Of Natural Resources, about the situation.

Louisianan's Limiting Incomes

A report is out this week putting a spotlight on a big number of people in the state who work hard at Low Paying jobs. They have little or no savings and are one emergency from falling into poverty. The ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) report details this information. Sarah Berthelot, Head of the Louisiana Association of United Ways, outlines the details and explains why it’s important that every Louisianan understand this news.

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Completed in 1939 as part of the new deal’s public works projects, the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport is an architectural jewel built in the ultra-modern style of the time. The museum offers all sorts of fascinating dioramas depicting life in these lands across the centuries. Curator Nita Cole introduces us to many of the museum’s most fascinating exhibits, some of which are not actually dioramas at all.