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Political infighting continues to stall response to New Orleans’ rise in crime

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Violent crime is on the rise in New Orleans, and authorities are at odds with how to respond. Staff writer for the Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate Ramon Vargas tells us more about the political infighting over crime fighting strategies.

The redistricting battle at the State House is waging on, and questions loom over how Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards might respond to Republican-proposed maps. The Advocate's columnist Stephanie Grace tells us what might happen next.

February 6-12 is National Burn Awareness week, and last Saturday, Children's Hospital teamed up with the New Orleans Fire Department to host a fire safety event. Louisiana Considered’s Managing Producer, Alana Schreiber, spoke with burn surgeon Dr. Nicole Kopari to learn more about burn prevention and treatment.

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.