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May 1, 2015
The Last Days of the Vietnam War, Legislative Wrap, Kisatchie Quarter Launch

The Last Days of the Vietnam War (04:21) April 30, 2015 marked the 40 year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Millions lost their lives but thousands found their freedom in the United States, including Louisiana. The PBS American Experience documentary The Last Days in Vietnam captures the chaos that erupted as American soldiers pulled out. Many who managed to escape landed in New Orleans where they have since cultivated a very tight knit community. Shauna Sanford shares the story of the journey they will never forget. SHARE

Legislative Wrap (10:51) Some of the big topics lawmakers discussed this week included Medicaid expansion, film tax credits, tobacco taxes, and medical marijuana. There’s plenty of talk on how to deal with the state’s $1.6-billion deficit, that may result in significant cuts to higher education and healthcare. Kelly Connelly recaps Week Three from the capitol. SHARE

Kisatchie Quarter Launch (17:49) There’s new U.S. currency that includes a wild turkey, blue stem grasses and the long leaf pines of Louisiana. The U.S. Mint officially launched a new quarter that recognizes the Kisatchie National Forest. The new coin celebrates the natural and cultural resources of the Kisatchie National Forest that spans over 600,000 acres across northwest and central Louisiana. Charlie Whinham has more from the big ceremony and celebration in Alexandria. SHARE

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