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Cedric Richmond resigns from White House position. How might this impact Louisiana?

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Today on Louisiana Considered, we discuss the resignation of Cedric Richmond from his position in the President Joe Biden White House. We also get the latest news from the State Capitol and learn about violations of prisoners rights at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.

Cedric Richmond, former U.S. Rep. for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, is leaving his post as a senior aide in the President Joe Biden White House. The Advocate’s Editorial Director and columnist, Stephanie Grace, tells us what might result from Louisiana losing a direct line to the President.

Last week, the The U.S. Department of Justice published a report last week, outlining how the Mississippi Department of Corrections is violating prisoners’ rights at the Mississippi State Penitentiary. The Gulf States Newsroom’s Brittany Brown spoke with Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Desare Frazier to discuss the report and its findings.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Paul Braun. 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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Paul Braun is WRKF's Capitol Access reporter.
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.