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Louisiana Considered: A documentary looks at Jim Crow-era laws and how it impacted convictions

Cheryl Gerber
An inmate in Orleans Parish Prison.
  • Karl Lengel hosted this episode of Louisiana Considered.
  • Al Jazeera News Senior Producer Jeremy Young discusses “The Jim Crow Convictions,” a documentary by Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines and The Lens about criminal convictions in Louisiana made under a Jim Crow-era law, taken off the books in 2018, that allowed juries to convict without a unanimous decision.
  • In acknowledgement of National Fire Prevention Month, Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office Public Affairs Director Ashley Rodrigue tells us a bit about fire safety.
Karl Lengel has returned to New Orleans to serve as WWNO’s local host for All Things Considered, a post he held here pre-Katrina. Besides radio, Karl has had a long theatrical career too; read on to learn all about our talented and versatile announcer!
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.