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As crime rates soar in New Orleans, DA Jason Williams shares what he’s going to about it

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Crime is on the rise in New Orleans, specifically carjackings, and some residents are at a loss for how to feel safe in their city. Patrick Madden and The Advocate’s Stephanie Grace chat with New Orleans District Attorney Jason Williams on how he plans to address this ongoing problem. They discuss his recent public disagreement with the New Orleans Police Department and his proposals to increase public safety and the rates of cleared cases.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Patrick Madden and Stephanie Grace. 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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Patrick is the Regional News Director for the news collaboration between WRKF Baton Rouge and WWNO New Orleans.
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.