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Story of the Tuskegee Airmen comes to life as a play; here's when it premieres in New Orleans

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Front of the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. "FLY," a play about the Tuskegee Airmen, will premiere at the venue in February 2022.

Written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, the play “FLY” tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black pilots in the U.S. military.

Today on Louisiana Considered, director Tommye Myrick of Voices in the Dark Repertory Theatre Company tells us about the show hitting the stage at Jefferson Performing Arts Center this February.

After a one year hiatus, exotic animal races are returning to the Fair Grounds Race Course. Marketing director Jamie Garrett tells us all about the ostriches, camels and zebras set to run around the track this weekend.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. Our producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubrey Procell, and Thomas Walsh. 

You can listen to Louisiana Considered Monday through Friday at 12:00 and 7:30 pm. It’s available on Spotify, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts. 

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Diane hosts Louisiana Considered on Tuesdays on WRKF and WWNO.
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.