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February 27, 2015
LSWI3825 - February 27, 2015

Oil Prices and Louisiana, Creole WWII Vets, Prescription for Health with Dr. Rani Whitfield

Oil Prices and Louisiana (5:47) Crude oil prices have dropped from close to $110 per barrel last summer to around $50 per barrel in January. Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices? How will the decrease in oil and gas revenues affect the state’s budget? This month’s Louisiana Public Square looks for answers. SHARE

Creole WWII Vets (12:40) In honor of Black History Month, we head to Cane River country to recognize three Creole veterans who served in WWII. Pa-Joe, John and Tony are true examples of our Greatest Generation with service in the Army, Navy and Merchant Marines. But as they fought an enemy overseas this trio also battled against prejudice when they returned home. It’s a story you can also watch and share on LPB’s Louisiana Digital Media Archive. SHARE

Prescription for Health with Dr. Rani Whitfield (20:28) February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Dr. Rani Whitfield is in the studio to help us understanding the different symptoms between men and women, as well as manage better heart-healthy food choices and activity into your everyday routine. SHARE

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