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: How public schools account for pandemic "learning loss"

Patrick Madden hosted this Monday's episode of Louisiana Considered. WWNO/WRKF education reporter Aubri Juhasz reports on how Louisiana school boards submitted simulations of standardized test scores to account for a loss of learning time during the pandemic. Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Desare Frazier and WWNO/WRKF's Rosemary Westwood speak with Mississippi Edition host Karen Brown about the upcoming Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which will determine the future of abortion access in the United States. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: How public schools account for pandemic "learning loss"

Louisiana Considered: NOLA City Councilmember Joe Giarusso talks policy

Patrick Madden and Stephanie Grace hosted this Friday's episode of Louisiana Considered. New Orleans District A City Councilmember Joe Giarusso III discusses his re-election last month and his upcoming policy plans. The hosts discuss the upcoming Dec. 11 elections and today's gubernatorial press conference on the COVID-19 omicron variant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization opening arguments

Karl Lengel hosted this Wednesday's episode of Louisiana Considered. WWNO/WRKF News Director Patrick Madden discusses the potential impact of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization in South Louisiana and the decision to carry NPR's special coverage of the case's opening arguments on air at both stations. WWNO/WRKF Public Health reporter Rosemary Westwood reports on the scene outside of the Supreme Court chambers just after the case's opening arguments. In a piece aired earlier this week on All Things Considered, NPR Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg details the history of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court which established women's constitutional right to abortion. BuzzFeed Senior Legal Reporter Zoe Tillman joins us to discuss her impressions of the opening arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization opening arguments

Louisiana Considered: Supreme Court case will determine abortion access in Louisiana

Diane Mack hosted this Tuesday's episode of Louisiana Considered. Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Desare Frazier and WWNO/WRKF's Rosemary Westwood speak with Mississippi Edition host Karen Brown about the upcoming Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which will determine the future of abortion access in the United States. The Symphony Chorus of New Orleans' Music Director Steven Edwards discusses the Chorus' upcoming performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Wednesday, Dec. 8. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: Supreme Court case will determine abortion access in Louisiana

Louisiana Considered: Camp Algiers, New Orleans' forgotten WWII internment camp

Patrick Madden hosted this Monday's episode of Louisiana Considered. In two episodes from WWNO's podcast "TriPod: New Orleans at 300," NPR's Laine Kaplan-Levenson gives us the history of New Orleans' forgotten WWII internment camp, Camp Algiers. Part one tells the story of how innocent Europeans living in Latin America were wrongfully kidnapped by FBI agents and brought to the camp. Part two details how actual Nazis, the FBI's intended targets, found leadership roles on the internee committee, endangering innocent Europeans and Jews kept there during the war. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: Camp Algiers, New Orleans' forgotten WWII internment camp

Louisiana Considered: Jazz and arts events happening in New Orleans

Diane Mack hosted this Friday's episode of Louisiana Considered. New Orleans Jazz Museum Director Greg Lambousy discusses two upcoming events: Sound Collage: A Celebration of Music and Light on Dec. 3, and the annual Improvisations Gala on Dec. 4. Prospect New Orleans Executive Director Nick Stillman joins us to talk about Prospect.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow, an ongoing New Orleans citywide art exhibition which began as a celebration of the city's triennial. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: The Second Annual Human Horse Races

Patrick Madden hosted this episode of Louisiana Considered. Investigative reporter Rich Webster discusses the latest findings from his investigation into the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. He recently uncovered efforts to conceal racial profiling of Hispanic motorists by deputies. Karl Lengel speaks with Ingrid Anderson about the Second Annual Human Horse Races, taking place Thanksgiving Day at Easton Park in New Orleans. All proceeds raised at the event will be donated to a horse and kangaroo farm that saves the animals from kill auctions. In a podcast episode from StoryCorps, people from across the United States recount some of their personal Thanksgiving memories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: "Music Inside Out" returns on WWNO and WRKF

Patrick Madden hosted this Monday's episode of Louisiana Considered. Music Inside Out host Gwen Thompkins debuts her new show, "Back by Popular Demand - The Music Inside Out Sessions," which features the stories of musicians whose lives and careers were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they were able to get by. In this episode, vocalist Erica Falls (Galactic, Allen Toussaint) tells us how the pandemic derailed her 2020 headliner touring plans and how her grandmother's bread pudding recipe helped her make ends meet. WWNO/WRKF Morning Edition host Karen Henderson speaks with Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana President Dr. Steven Procopio about the effects of transitioning Louisiana's schools to virtual learning formats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Columnist Ed Cullen presents his thoughts on Thanksgiving in a radio revival of his Sunday Advocate column, Attic Salt. Gulf States Newsroom health care reporter Shalina Chatlani reports that while COVID-19 case numbers are relatively low in Gulf South states currently, public health officials in those states are asking residents to practice coronavirus mitigation strategies during their holiday travels to stave off potential surges in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: Walter Isaacson On His Book "The Code Breaker"

Patrick Madden hosted this Monday's episode of Louisiana Considered. Author, journalist and Tulane University history professor Walter Isaacson discusses his new book, "The Code Breaker." It's a biography of Dr. Jennifer Doudna, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for her work on the CRISPR gene editing system. The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate Food Writer Ian McNulty chronicles his personal history with tomato sandwiches. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Louisiana Considered: Analyzing voting trends in New Orleans elections

Patrick Madden and Stephanie Grace hosted this Friday's episode of Louisiana Considered. Clarus Research Group President Dr. Ron Faucheux breaks down the voter turnout numbers from New Orleans' mayoral race last weekend. Congressman Troy Carter of New Orleans discusses the Build Back Better bill, which passed in the House of Representatives this morning, and the selection of former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu to spearhead distribution of funds from the federal infrastructure bill signed earlier this week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.