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Leak Containment | Hazing | Carnival Masks | 2/22/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Coast Guard to begin oil leak clean-up

Efforts to contain a 15-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico got the go-ahead this week from the U.S. Coast Guard. This cleanup centers around a Taylor Energy Company production platform near the mouth of the Mississippi that Hurricane Ivan demolished before making a direct hit on the Alabama coast near Gulf Shores a decade and a half ago. Andre' Moreau talks with Edward Overton and Garret Graves about the implications for the state.

Hazing investigation at LSU

This week, LSU officials placed at least three administrators on leave while the university investigates ignored reports of violent hazing from alleged incidents that put nine fraternity brothers in handcuffs. According to police reports, pledges at LSU’s now closed Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity said that last fall they were, among other things, forced to lie down on broken glass and sit in an ice machine for more than half an hour. These latest charges have students and their parents asking why administrators didn’t step in sooner.

The tradition of Carnival masks

With Carnival season in high gear, it’s hard to imagine the parades, beads and costumes without the accompanying adorned masks. From simple to glitzy, glammed-up to over-the-top, you will once again see all manner of Mardi Gras masks this season. Natasha Williams spoke with a Louisiana mask designer who has made over one thousand masks, no two alike.