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A conversation with the artist behind the 2022 New Orleans Jazz Fest poster

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Douglas Mason
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell

Today on Louisiana Considered, we learn about the recently leaked Supreme Court documents indicating an overturn of Roe v. Wade. We also talk to the artist behind this year’s Jazz Fest poster and learn about a Chicago-based saxophonist’s latest release.

On Monday night, Politico published a leaked copy of a draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn the landmark 1973 decision, Roe v. Wade. Capitol Access reporter Paul Braun spoke to WWNO's Patrick Madden about this startling leak and how this may impact abortion access across the country.

2022 continues to be a banner year for New Orleans native son Jon Batiste, who won five Grammys out of 11 nominations. Now his contributions are being celebrated on the 2022 Jazz Fest poster, “We Are Music.” The artist behind the poster, Terrance Osborne, tells us how he created this work of art.

Over at The Music Box Village, Chicago-based saxophonist Mars Williams is set to premiere his new composition, Devil’s Whistle, which includes two dozen musicians and dancers. He tells us more about crafting this site-specific performance piece.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. 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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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.