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Upcoming Peace Officers Memorial Day pays tribute to those lost in the line of duty

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Courtesy of the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police
Members of the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police came together in communities across the state on Tuesday, May 10 for the Louisiana Law Enforcement Memorial Service.

As the state legislature is in the national spotlight for a controversial bill that would criminalize abortion, WWNO/WRKF Capitol Access reporter Paul Braun discusses what the bill entails and why the state’s biggest anti-abortion group opposes the bill’s passage.

May 11-17 is National Police Week, a tradition that goes back 60 years to honor public servants. Darrell Basco, president of the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police, joins us to talk about the week, and specifically to detail Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, which takes place Sunday, May 15.

WWNO and WRKF have partnered with America Amplified, a journalism initiative emphasizing community engagement.

As part of this collaboration, we are excited to bring you the second edition of Liner Notes, our new segment where we talk to Louisiana bands and dissect one of their original songs. Louisiana Considered managing producer Alana Schreiber spoke with the New Orleans band Jank Setup to learn how they collaborated to compose, lyricize and mix their song, "Fix,” which was written as a reaction to the murder of George Floyd.

While Jank Setup is currently on hiatus, we hope this segment of Liner Notes highlights their contributions to the New Orleans music community over the years.

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, Aubry 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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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.