Louisiana Considered "Louisiana Considered" showcases South Louisiana's biggest stories and features interviews with journalists, newsmakers, and artists. The show is a collaboration between the WWNO and WRKF newsrooms. Airs Monday through Friday at noon.
Louisiana Considered

Louisiana Considered

From WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

"Louisiana Considered" showcases South Louisiana's biggest stories and features interviews with journalists, newsmakers, and artists. The show is a collaboration between the WWNO and WRKF newsrooms. Airs Monday through Friday at noon.

Most Recent Episodes

Louisiana Considered: Fallout From The Extreme Weather (Tues 2/23)

Karen Henderson hosted Tuesday's Louisiana Considered Casey Tingle, Deputy Director Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, discusses the damage assesment and recovery efforts from recent freezing conditions. Nic Hunter, Lake Charles Mayor, gives updates of damage that affected the city. Jessica Hendricks, State Policy Director Alliance for Affordable Energy, shares concerns on real energy problems that are not being addressed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: A Black Baton Rouge Cemetery Falls Into Disrepair, Homicides Surge Across US.

Monday (2/22) on Louisiana Considered: The Advocate's Blake Peterson talks about his deeply-reported feature looking at how Baton Rouge's oldest Black cemetery fell into disrepair. Jeff Asher on his big piece for The Intercept on the nation's historic rise in homicides in 2020. And Aubri Juhasz and Paul Braun break down the latest vaccination news in Louisiana. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: A Black Baton Rouge Cemetery Falls Into Disrepair, Homicides Surge Across US.

Louisiana Considered Ep. 5 (Fri 12/19)

Patrick Madden and Stephanie Grace co-hosted Friday's "Politics Roundtable" on Louisiana Considered. Staff writer at The Advocate, Jeff Adelson, reports on Louisiana's recent uptick in drug overdoses. Read his story here. New Orleans Councilmember Helena Moreno talks this week's power outages, Entergy's failures to disseminate information to customers, and her possible endorsement for the upcoming congressional race. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered Ep.4 (Thurs 2/18)

Thursday's episode of Louisiana Considered included: Southerly's Carly Berlin and Gambit writer Sarah Ravits both reported in-depth stories this week on homelessness in Louisiana. Berlin's feature focused on Lake Charles, which is still reeling from last year's destructive hurricanes. Ravits reports on New Orleans homelessness for the Gambit's cover story this week. Tegan Wendland speaks with a researcher who worked on a study looking at cancer rates in St. John the Baptist parish. Alma Robichaux of BTNEP on a grant to help make local festivals environmentally friendly. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered Ep. 3 (Wed 2/17)

Karl Lengel hosted Wednesday's Louisiana Considered. WWNO's Shalina Chatlani discusses vaccine hesitancy among Black healthcare workers. Read her story. Meteorologist Dan Holiday reports on the particularly harsh winter weather passing over the South. New Orleans Business Alliance CEO, Quentin Messer, brings us some good news: New Orleans' hospitality industry hopes to make a speedy recovery, despite 2021's uniquely quiet festival season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered Ep 2. (Tues 2/26)

Karen Henderson hosted Tuesday's Louisiana Considered. Entergy's Brandon Scardigli, Taylor Scratnz of La. State Police and LSU professor and climatologist Barry Keim provide updates on the winter storm that's walloped Louisiana and much of the country. Captain Pat Frey talks about this year's Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras. Cajun folklorist and professor Barry Jean Ancelet on the traditions and history of Cajun Mardi Gras. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered Ep.1 (Monday 2/15)

Tune in for the inaugural episode of Louisiana Considered. Meterologist Dan Holiday and WRKF's Paul Braun give an update on the wild weather that's hitting the region. Political columnist Stephanie Grace of The Times-Picayune and The Advocate on Sen. Bill Cassidy's big vote in this weekend's Senate impeachment trial. Will Sutton, columnist for The Times-Picayune and The Advocate, and WWNO's Aubri Juhasz break down the latest on New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations. Reporters Bryn Stole and Grace Toohey, formerly of The Advocate, talk about their big investigation into Baton Rouge Police Department's "alarming" use of police dogs on fleeing suspects. Read more here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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