New Orleans Public Libraries launches new locally-sourced music streaming service
Today on Louisiana Considered, we learn about a statewide student film competition, and hear why local libraries are launching a new music streaming service. Then, we dig into allegations against the Mississippi Department of Health.
As the school year wraps up, so has a film competition for middle and high school students across Louisiana. The Film Prize Junior 2022 festival featured 79 student films from 48 schools across the state and over $12,000 in scholarships and media grants.
It’s no secret that New Orleans is a musical city, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy for local artists to gain exposure — nor is the live music scene equally accessible for everyone. But now the New Orleans Public Library System is trying to change that with the launch of Crescent City Sounds: a locally-sourced music streaming service populated exclusively by the city’s lesser-known artists.
The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine over one year ago had somewhat of a bumpy start, including in Mississippi. The NAACP has issued a new lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Health, saying low-income communities of color were actively left out in the beginning.
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, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh.
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