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As Pelicans return to New Orleans for Game 6 of the playoffs, here's what to expect on the court

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Christian Clark
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The New Orleans Advocate
The New Orleans Pelicans playing against The Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the NBA playoffs, April 26, 2022

Today on Louisiana Considered, we get a preview of tonight’s do-or-die Pelicans game and learn how cities across the Gulf South are trying to deal with poverty. Then, in honor of Yom Hashoah, we revisit a conversation with survivor Irving Roth.

Tonight is Game 6 for the NBA playoff series between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Phoenix Suns. And while the underdog Pelicans have largely been holding their own this series, if they lose tonight, they will be eliminated from the tournament.

To learn more about what to expect on the court, Louisiana Considered managing producer Alana Schreiber spoke with Christian Clark, who covers the Pelicans for the Times-Picayune.

After months of planning, city-led guaranteed income pilots have finally started handing out money to Gulf States residents. The cities hope the pilots will provide lessons on how to deal with poverty — the kind of lessons another long-running guaranteed income pilot program shared during a storytelling event last week.

WWNO’s Aubri Juhasz and the Gulf States Newsroom’s Stephan Bisaha have been following these new pilots launching across the South and spoke about the event.

Today is Yom Hashoah, a day to commemorate the lives lost during the Holocaust, and the heroism of the survivors. In honor of the day, we revisit a conversation with the late Irving Roth, former director of the Holocaust Resource Center-Temple Judea of Manhasset New York and survivor of Auschwitz.

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

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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.