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New Orleans City Council overrides LaToya Cantrell's veto to protect mayoral power

Today on Louisiana Considered, we hear a weekly roundup of political events. We also learn how a local artist is exploring his Black and queer identities in a new exhibition, and get a taste of all the food that Jazz Fest has to offer.

Earlier this week, 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. WRKF’s Capital Access Reporter Paul Braun tells us how this might impact abortion access in Louisiana.

In a recent veto, the New Orleans City Council got one step closer to weakening mayoral powers. The Advocate’s Editorial Director and columnist Stephanie Grace tells us how this might change Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s ability to hire people.

The question “where is home for the Black queer body?” is the subject of artist Shabez Jamal’s MFA Thesis Exhibition at Tulane. WWNO’s Kezia Setyawan spoke with him about his latest art project titled "Above the Earth and Beneath God (I Found Home)."

Don’t tune into Louisiana Considered hungry! As we celebrate the return of Jazz Fest, WWNO’s Carly Berlin caught up with local, family-run food vendors at the event to get a taste of how it feels to return to the Fairgrounds.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Karen Henderson. Our managing 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 was the Regional News Director for the news collaboration between WRKF Baton Rouge and WWNO New Orleans, from 2019 through 2023.
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.