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On the 84th annual National Doughnut Day, here's how to celebrate in Louisiana

Earlier Thursday, a Louisiana Senate committee struck down provisions that would have altered a bill to allow teachers to carry concealed guns on school grounds. WRKF’s Capital Access Reporter Paul Braun tells us where this “constitutional carry” bill might be headed.

Tomorrow is the first Friday of June, and that means it’s National Doughnut Day! Area Commander Major Chris Thornhill tells us how the day honors Salvation Army members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

And if you’re starting to drool, then you won't want to miss a conversation with Zack Menicucci-Foster of Blue Dot Doughnuts in New Orleans. Learn how this local pastry shop is celebrating the day.

But what is a doughnut shop without its beloved baker? Staff writer for the Advocate George Morris tells us the story of Kongsamsambath Lim, the small business "wonder woman" behind Sambath Donuts in Baton Rouge.

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.