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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.


Louisiana: The State We’re In, Louisiana's only statewide news magazine and one of the longest running television programs in the nation, is in its 42nd season on the air.

The program airs Fridays at 7PM and Sundays at 4:30PM on the six-station LPB network that includes stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. It also airs on LPB’s sister station WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans on Fridays at 7PM.

This award-winning show combines in-depth coverage about the important issues in the state along with expert analysis of those issues. This includes continuing coverage of stories like the lasting effect of the BP oil spill on Louisiana’s coastline, the devastating floods of 2016, or the continuing coverage of healthcare, education and state budget issues.

Since its inception in 1976, “Louisiana: The State We’re In” has been a leader in coverage of the Louisiana Legislature. Its goal has always been to explain how legislation will affect the lives of the people of the state. That coverage expands during the legislative session to include daily updates and a wrap up of the week’s events on the Friday broadcast that features live interviews with lawmakers and experts on legislation.

The program also features stories on the art, culture and the people and places that make Louisiana so unique.

Archived episodes are also available in our Video Archive.

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