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October 11, 2013
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There has been another discovery of the rare and deadly brain-eating amoeba in Louisiana. The Centers for Disease Control reports that it has been found in five locations in DeSoto Parish. Shauna Sanford traveled to St. Bernard Parish where a four-year-old boy died from the parasite and has the latest from residents as well as state and local officials. How effective are charter schools in Louisiana? In the eight years since Hurricane Katrina, there has been a 170% increase in the number of charter schools in the state. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S. Dr. Rani Whitfield discusses how to develop an early detection plan.

How Safe is the Water? (04:46) There has been another discovery of the rare and deadly brain-eating amoeba in Louisiana. The Centers for Disease Control reports that it has been found in five locations in DeSoto Parish. Shauna Sanford traveled to St. Bernard Parish where a four-year-old boy died from the parasite and has the latest from residents as well as state and local officials.


Charter Checkup (14:19) In the eight years since Hurricane Katrina, there has been a 170% increase in the number of charter schools in the state.


Prescription for Health (21:10) You see pink everywhere this month. It’s to signify Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US. Dr. Rani Whitfield is in studio to discuss how to develop an early detection plan.




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