Thank You to our Sponsors!

Louisiana: The State We're In - Season 29 »»»

SWI 2901 September 2, 2005

One hour special in-depth coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the statewide rescue & recovery operations.

SWI 2902 September 9, 2005

More on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the statewide rescue & recovery operations. Includes information on coping with disaster.

SWI 2903 September 16, 2005

See a wrap-up of the President Bush and Governor Blanco addresses on Hurricane Katrina with legislative and local goverment reaction. Travel to St. Bernard Parish to assess the health of and damage to the state's commercial fishing industry. Take a look at the possible health and environmental challenges left in the wake of the hurricane. Plus, witness a massive pet rescue underway as part of the Katrina recovery efforts.

SWI 2904 September 23, 2005

Another special edition covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the effects of Hurricane Rita. We'll take a look at the insurance problems facing homeowners in the areas hit by Katrina. In Monroe, we visit a shelter for longterm storm evacuees operated by the Red Cross, it's the first of it's kind in the country. We see what rebuilding the New Orleans region may mean and we'll spotlight some heroes of the storm—Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Officers who've been on the front lines in the search and rescue efforts.

SWI 2905 September 30, 2005

Visit Vinton, Louisiana, to assess the damage from Hurricane Rita. Witness the international disaster aid effort that's based in Baldwin, Louisiana. We ask questions about the flaws in the New Orleans area levee system and wonder if we're protected from future disasters. Plus, we talk to students, teachers and administrators who've been part of the effort to incorporate evacuees from hurricane-affected areas into new schools all across the state.

SWI 2906 October 7, 2005

Louisiana's weekly statewide news magazine heads to Shreveport to see why the LSU Health Sciences Center is called a model facility in the state's charity hospital system. Then, visits LSU Medical School students who have relocated to Baton Rouge in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Plus, takes a look at more heroes of the storm--firefighters who worked around the clock to save hurricane victims.

SWI 2907 October 14, 2005

What kind of financial hit is the state taking in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita? Will it mean higher taxes and major layoffs? Next, Katrina: The Health Aftermath is the topic this month on the October edition of Louisiana Public Square. Plus, a prehistoric discovery in South Louisiana leads scientists to ask new questions about the animals that roamed the state millions of years ago.

SWI 2908 October 21, 2005

Louisiana's weekly statewide news magazine. Head to New Iberia to find out why that city is disbanding it's police department. Visit Zwolle, Louisiana, "the Tamale Capitol," to find out "What's In A Name?," the first part of a continuing series. And see how hummingbird banders handle the delicate creatures and how they track the birds path all across the country.

SWI 2909 October 28, 2005

Louisiana's weekly statewide news magazine. Look at the impact of high fuel costs on personal and public pocketbooks as we begin a special series called "Energy Drain" with a profile of two businesses feeling the strain. Next, we head to central Louisiana's Lecompte, home to one of the fastest race horses in history, as our "What's In a Name?" series continues. Finally, we look at a special exhibit that examines the beauty and bounty of our wetlands as treasures the whole nation enjoys.

SWI 2910 November 4, 2005

Join us as we look at the need for building reservoirs and why affected resident's are so upset by Louisiana's reservoir building boom. Next, Charlie Whinham is in Tickfaw, Louisiana for our continuing "What's In a Name?" series. Finally, we visit a brand new "Chimp Haven" that's opened it's doors in Shreveport to animal and nature lovers.

SWI 2911 November 11, 2005

Louisiana's weekly statewide news magazine: Legislative Special Session Week 1 • Levee System Restructuring • Louisiana Public Square/Deliberation Day Preview (Health Discussion).

SWI 2912 November 18, 2005

Hear a wrap-up of of the action in the second week of Governor Blanco's Hurricane Recovery Special Session. See part two in our series "Energy Drain:" how are consumers and utilties dealing with the high cost of natural gas? Plus, take a look at a looming cultural crisis in Louisiana as the state faces financial challeneges in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

SWI 2913 November 25, 2005

Louisiana's weekly statewide news magazine. This week...a wrap up of the special hurricane recovery special session and a roundtable discussion with capitol experts.

SWI 2914 December 2, 2005

Visit the largest trailer park city for evacuees in Baker, Louisiana, just north of Baton Rouge where residents say their future is uncertain. Our "What's In A Name?" series continues with a trip to Bunkie, home to a legendary jazz club. Also, birds who were pets in hurricane-damaged areas of the state have found a temoprary home and a way back to their families through a special bird sanctuary.

SWI 2915 December 9, 2005

Catholic schools in New Orleans are taking in public school students and asking the state to pay for it. Is this the way Louisiana will begin a controversial voucher system? Another ediition of "The Energy Drain" -- this time we focus on what high fuel costs are doing to the state's economy. Get a preview of this month's Louisiana Public Square, examining poverty and race in Louisiana. In our continuing series, "What's In a Name," hear about Dry Prong's origins.

SWI 2916 December 16, 2005

Three political analysts from across the state give their assesments of the best and the worst poltical events in Louisiana in 2005. Travel to Southwest Louisiana to check out rebuilding efforts there that have been overshadowed by all the attention to Hurricane Katrina damage. See how the hurricanes have stressed out Louisianans mentally and find out how to handle it. See a photo essay celebrating the Festival of Lights in Natchitoches.

SWI 2917 December 23, 2005

Louisiana's weekly statewide news magazine. New Orleans Streetcars Return, Gospel Jubilee, Vintage Christmas, and Natchitoches Christmas Lights & Gramercy Bonfires.

SWI 2918 December 30, 2005

Louisiana's weekly statewide news magazine.We visit with Governor Kathleen Blanco as she takes a look back at the tumultuous year in Louisiana coming to a close. Witness Louisiana Christmas traditions...see Natchitoches' Festival of Lights and the Gramercy Christmas Eve Bonfires.

SWI 2919 January 6, 2006

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden talks about the plan to address the increased homeless problem as well as concerns about increased crime as the capital city continues to struggle with high numbers of hurricane evacuees. Our series "The Energy Drain" continues with a look at money-saving energy alternative. Charlie Whinham is in Iowa, Louisiana as the Lost Louisiana "What's In a Name?" crew continues it's travels across the state.

SWI 2920 January 13, 2006

Get an update on Governor Blanco's trip to the Netherlands to see their levee system in action. Visit Grand Isle where the state's only inhabited barrier island is struggling to recover from the hurricanes. In our "What's in a Name?" series, find out the origins of Natchitoches. Plus, we'll have a photo essay depicting a day on Caddo Lake.

SWI 2921 January 20, 2006

Tulane University students return to campus this week for the first time since Hurricane Katrina — what challenges do they and the University face? Our "What's In A Name?" series travels to New Roads. Plus, meet artist Roland Golden.

SWI 2922 January 27, 2006

The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts marks a milestone with the 20th reunion of it's first graduating class -- we'll talk to some of those alumni and visit the school. See a profile of New Orleans Artist Byron Levy who managed to save valuable works from Hurricane Katrina. Plus, LSU's Burden Center offically unveils the Stone Camelia Collection.

SWI 2923 February 3, 2006

Louisiana's weekly statewide news magazine. We talk to Governor Blanco's Deputy Chief of Staff Kim Hunter Reed and Public Affairs Research Council President Jim Brandt about the hurricane recovery special session beginning on Monday. See the conclusion of our special series "The Energy Drain" with a look at the concerns facing Louisiana's oil and gas industry following the one-two punch of Huricanes Katrina and Rita. And visit Grambling, where supporters of former Grambling State University Coach Eddie Robinson are campaigning for his induction into the Hall of Fame as one of the winningest coaches in college football.

SWI 2924 February 10, 2006

See a wrap up of Governor Blanco's address to the opening of the second hurricane recovery session, plus a look at this week's legislative action. Visit Mount Lebanon for another edition of "What's In a Name?" Also, check out the new state museum in Baton Rouge.

SWI 2925 February 17, 2006

Louisiana's weekly statewide news magazine. See a wrap up of the action in Baton Rouge during the second hurricane recovery special session. Then, we're in Abita Springs for another edititon of our "What's in a Name?" series.

SWI 2926 February 24, 2006

Tonight we take a look at the hurricane recovery efforts going on in southwestern Louisiana. We also head to Monroe to listen to the top high school talent for the annual State Music Conference. Then it's time to celebrate Mardi Gras, Mamou style.

SWI 2927 March 3, 2006

We'll hear from medical staff at Big Charity in New Orleans about how they dealt with the stresses and pressures of manning their posts during Hurricane Katrina. Hear about a New Orleans chemist who has resurrected the fine art of making Absinthe, a French liquor that was transplanted to New Orleans and became a traditional favorite of the Crescent City.

SWI 2928 March 10, 2006

In the wake of last year's disastrous hurricane season, Louisiana has a new residential uniform building code. What does it call for? How much will it cost homeowners? Plus, it's crawfish season! What's the forecast for the rest of the season? How much will we be paying for the tasty crustaceans? Finally, LPB plays host to a French production team that uses students from Louisiana's French Immersion program.

SWI 2929 March 17, 2006

Governor Blanco held her first post-storm Economic Development conference -- how is the state getting back on track with business recruitment efforts? Hear about post-Katrina urban myths about termite-infested Louisiana mulch -- who's responsible for the rumors? Plus, witness recycling for fashion, with mid-twentieth century apparel and home furnishings made with commodity bags.

SWI 2930 March 24, 2006

This week, we review Governor Blanco's Budget Proposal for the upcoming regular legislative session. Then, we get a preview of a special LPB project that documents the personal stories of hurricane victims across South Louisiana. Finally, over a dozen Baton Rouge home decorators revive a Tudor Mansion once owned by a top Louisiana Oil and Gas executive.

SWI 2931 March 31, 2006

Get a wrap up of the first week of the regular legislative session in Baton Rouge. Next, Robyn Ekings sits down to talk with Brigadier General Hunt Downer, Governor Blanco's new legislative team leader. Finally, Charlie Whinham introduces us to a little Louisiana baseball bat company that's hitting a home run.

SWI 2932 April 7, 2006

Hear details of the Governor's Housing program as discussed during a forum sponsored by the Public Affiars Research Council. Louisiana soldier Alan Marsh documents the story of the troops on the frontlines in Iraq and back in Louisiana post Hurricane Katrina. Then head to Shreveport to see the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo exhibit at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.

SWI 2933 April 14, 2006

Get a preview of the abortion debate set to begin at the Capitol this week. Celebrate the 100th birthday of the oldest barbershop in Lake Charles. And, once again, Baton Rouge hosts the Red Stick Animation Festival...see a preview!

SWI 2934 April 21, 2006

Get an in-depth look at the upcoming New Orleans Mayoral Election. Review this week's action at the regular session of the Legislature. Hear about a recent Louisiana Recovery Authority public hearing detailing concerns about post-Rita recovery in the New Iberia/Abbeville area. Plus, enjoy a video essay of scenic Caddo Lake.

SWI 2935 April 28, 2006

Hear the world premiere of "Congo Square" a brand new piece by New Orleans native Wynton Marsalis. Plus, we're at the State Capitol to bring you the latest on the Legislative Session.

SWI 2936 May 5, 2006

Get a wrap-up of the week's activity at the Legislative Session. Hear about an LSU Astronomy Professor who is making national headlines with his groundbreaking research. Plus, witness a celebration of Louisiana's Young Heroes who were honored this week by LPB and The Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.

SWI 2937 May 12, 2006

Explore the real estate boom post-Katrina in certain parts of the New Orleans area. Head to Lafayette where 15 students from Paul Breaux Middle School are preparing the head to the National Science Olympiad. Also see a profile of Superintendent of Education Cecil Picard who will be recognized this spring with an honorary degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

SWI 2938 May 19, 2006

Follow New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu on their final steps on the campaign trail in the historic Mayor's Race. With Hurricane season only two weeks away, look at what some Louisiana residents are doing to get ready. And get a view of a comprehensive exhibit of the work of Louisiana artist Elemore Morgan now at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.

SWI 2939 May 26, 2006

Witness a hurricane drill in New Orleans and Baton Rouge run by the state and federal governments -- how prepared are we for the next storm? Visit with a Louisiana muralist who's designed murals on public and private buildings across the state and around the world. Then it's off to the LSU Medical School's Camp Tiger in Baton Rouge where kids with special needs from all across the state gather to kick off their summer vacation.

SWI 2940 June 2, 2006

During this first week of the hurricane season, see an interview with Doug Brinkley, best selling author and Tulane Professor, about his controversial chronicle of the week during and following Hurricane Katrina. Visit Chalmette where citizens there speak their minds to the Louisiana Recovery Authority about efforts to make a comeback in the wake of Katrina. Plus, celebrate the reopening of the Aquarium of America in New Orleans nine months after it was closed by the historic storm.

SWI 2941 June 9, 2006

Visit Lockport for a look at a ceremony rarely seen by the public when a Dominican nun begins her journey as a cloistered nun. Hear the sounds and stories of the Katrina choir, a group formed to share their stories of the storm and survival. Plus, get a wrap up of the action at the state capitol as the legislative session heads into its final week.

SWI 2942 June 16, 2006

As the 2006 legislative session draws to a close, LPB's Louisiana: The State We’re In will interview legislators from around the state about the session. A different program will air at each of the seven LPB transmitter sites in the state featuring the legislators from that area. Tune in to see your representatives' assessment of the legislative session.

SWI 2943 June 23, 2006

We'll review the accomplishments of the regular legislative session, plus take a look at term limits which will send close to fifty percent of the legislature back home in 2008. Visit with a French Settlement man whose brother hit the jackpot in Iraq and has been celebrated for his honesty. Plus. we'll introduce you to the 2006 Louisiana Legends who were honored in a special event that will be aired Sunday at 5:00 PM on LPB.

SWI 2944 June 30, 2006

Witness a roundtable discussion of politics in Louisiana. We'll discuss the recently-ended legislative session, hurricane funding spending, and upcoming elections with pollster Bernie Pinsonat, Louisiana Network General Manager Jim Engster and New Orleans Times-Picayune Capitol Bureau Chief Robert Travis Scott.

SWI 2945 July 7, 2006

Take a look back at the best stories from the last year. See a profile of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, a unique high school that draws students from all over the state. Next, examine the roots of the town of Natchitoches, the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase. Plus, visit with an entrepreneur who manufactures the delicious and fabled liquor absinthe.

SWI 2946 July 14, 2006

Take a look back at the best stories from the last year. A series of reservoir projects around the state have been proposed. Will Louisiana soon be the land of 1,000 lakes? Tour the Marucci Bat Company--major leaguers line up for custom bats from this Baton Rouge company. Also, see affordable and attractive fashions made from flour, sugar, rice and other commodity bags.

SWI 2947 July 21, 2006

Take a look back at the best stories from the last year. Visit with Douglas Brinkley, author of the best selling post-Katrina book "The Great Deluge." Hear about the drive to build a musuem honoring legendary Grambling State football coach Eddie Robinson. Also, get a rare look at a special religious ceremony at a south Louisiana convent.

SWI 2948 July 28, 2006

Take a look back at the best stories from the last year. Celebrate one of Louisiana's historic landmarks, Congo Square, with New Orleans native Wynton Marsalis. See a preview of Washing Away: Losing Louisiana, LPB’s upcoming documentary on the damage to the Louisiana coastline done by Hurricane Katrina. And visit a century old Lake Charles barbershop where you can still get a haircut for just $10.

SWI 2945 (2949) August 4, 2006

Take a look back at the best stories from the last year. See a profile of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, a unique high school that draws students from all over the state. Next, examine the roots of the town of Natchitoches, the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase. Plus, visit with an entrepreneur who manufactures the delicious and fabled liquor absinthe.

SWI 2946 (2950) August 11, 2006

Take a look back at the best stories from the last year. A series of reservoir projects around the state have been proposed. Will Louisiana soon be the land of 1,000 lakes? Tour the Marucci Bat Company--major leaguers line up for custom bats from this Baton Rouge company. Also, see affordable and attractive fashions made from flour, sugar, rice and other commodity bags.

SWI 2947 (2951) August 18, 2006

Take a look back at the best stories from the last year. Visit with Douglas Brinkley, author of the best selling post-Katrina book "The Great Deluge." Hear about the drive to build a musuem honoring legendary Grambling State football coach Eddie Robinson. Also, get a rare look at a special religious ceremony at a south Louisiana convent.

SWI 2949 (2952) August 25, 2006

Katrina & Rita: A Year of Recovery

Look back at how Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have disrupted the lives of many of the people and places in South Louisiana. Join Robyn Ekings and Charlie Whinham as they journey through the one year path of destruction and reconstruction during this anniversary of the storms to end all storms.


Episode Archives »»»

Looking for an older episode of Louisiana: The State We're In? Contact us by emailing web@lpb.org for details!

Podcasts »»»

Click Here for more!   

Click here for more on RSS feeds.    

Bios »»»

Shauna Sanford 201309

Shauna Sanford

Contact Shauna

Television news has fascinated Shauna Sanford for as long as she can…  »»» READ MORE


Charlie Whinham 201309

Charlie Whinham

Contact Charlie

Emmy award winning broadcaster Charlie Whinham joined Louisiana Public Broadcasting in the…  »»» READ MORE



Privacy Policy    |    Public & EEO Reports    |    louisiana.gov    |    LPB Webmail   |    Closed Captions   |    Contact & Address
© 1995 - 2014 LETA. All Rights Reserved.