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Redistricting is winding down with no signs of lawmakers adding 2nd majority-Black district

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Paul Braun
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WRKF

The redistricting legislative session at the Capitol is winding down, and GOP lawmakers are unlikely to introduce maps that include a second majority-Black district.

The Advocate columnist Stephanie Grace joins us to discuss what might happen ahead of the lawmakers’ final votes.

As climate change continues to drive rising seas and more extreme weather, Louisiana's coastal communities remain on the frontlines. A new bill introduced by two members of the state's congressional delegation aims to make this a national priority. WWNO’s Coastal Reporter Halle Parker talks with U.S. Rep. Garret Graves about the legislation.

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin has announced that Louisiana will suspend its participation in the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, effective immediately. We hear more from Miles Parks, who covers voting and elections for NPR’s Washington desk.

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. 

Louisiana Considered is made possible with support from our listeners. Thank you!

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.