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Louisiana Considered: A look at the rollout of flower in the state medical marijuana program

epa02310452 A worker tends to cannabis plants at a growing facility for the Tikun Olam company near the northern Israeli town of Safed on 31 August 2010. In conjunction with Israel's Health Ministry, the company currently distributes cannabis or Marijuana for medicinal purposes to over 1,800 people to help relieve pain caused by various health conditions. EPA/ABIR SULTAN ISRAEL OUT

Today on Louisiana Considered, Karl Lengel speaks with former AP Louisiana correspondent Melinda DeSlatte about what she's learned in her 20-year career covering state politics and policy.

Then, we hear from Galactic’s bassist Robert Mercurio about how the latest phase of the pandemic is impacting Louisiana’s music economy.

We also talk to Louisiana Agriculture & Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain about the state’s rollout of flower in the medical marijuana program.

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!
Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WRKF from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.