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Louisiana Considered: High vaccination rates among Black residents of the Gulf States

Brittany Brown
Gulf States Newsroom
Sisters Camille (left) and Atlantis Crosland (right) attended Jackson State University's free COVID-19 vaccination event to take the shot.
  • Karl Lengel hosted this Monday’s episode of Louisiana Considered.
  • Galactic bassist Robert Mercurio tells us how the band and their venue, Tipitina’s, are doing as COVID-19 case numbers fall and mask mandates are lifted in New Orleans.
  • Gulf States Newsroom reporter Brittany Brown reports on how health officials built trust with Black communities in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, where more Black people are getting vaccinated at higher rates than Black people nationwide.
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.