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October 9, 2015
LSWI3905 - October 9, 2015

2015 Statewide Races, BP Oil Spill Settlement, Remembering Chef Paul Prudhomme WEB EXTRA: Four Constitutional Amendments on Ballot

2015 Statewide Races (02:57) With so much attention focused on the race for Louisiana’s next governor, don’t forget that there are several statewide races on the ballots as well. The issues facing Louisiana are serious and the time for voters to make up their minds is now. Women outnumber men in registration but with such low level interest in this election cycle who will actually show up? Shauna Sanford talks with longtime political science professors Robert Hogan of LSU and Albert Samuels of Southern University. SHARE

BP Oil Spill Settlement (10:08) This week U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a settlement with BP of over $20 billion dollars following the BP oil spill in 2010. Louisiana is expected to receive roughly $8 billion dollars of that settlement according to Kyle Graham, executive director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Charlie Whinham reports how this money is part of the CPRA’s 50-year/$50 billion Master Plan to protect and restore Louisiana’s vanishing coast. SHARE

Remembering Chef Paul Prudhomme (17:05) Internationally known Chef Paul Prudhomme died on Thursday after a brief illness. He was 75. Louisiana Public Broadcasting celebrates the life and legacy created by this Opelousas native. You can also watch archival footage of the iconic chef on the LDMA-Louisiana Digital Media Archive. SHARE

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