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How Louisianans are taking the state’s litter problem into their own hands

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Louisiana’s litter campaign gained some momentum in April when the Love the Boot campaign encouraged residents to pitch in and pick up. Melissa Kenyon of Keep Louisiana Beautiful tells us more about how Louisianans are addressing the state’s litter problem.

Then, we talk about those scorching temps. It’s only three days into summer and temperatures in Louisiana are already topping 100. Meteorologist Dan Holiday joins us for an update on the weather.

And if rising temperatures are sending Louisianans indoors, they might want to check out some live music in more intimate settings. We catch up with Chris Maxwell of Baton Rouge’s Red Dragon Listening Room and Julian Mutter or New Orleans’ New Marigny Theatre to learn what’s on deck at these small, acoustic spaces.

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. 

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Karl Lengel worked at New Orleans Public Radio for more than two decades before leaving the station in 2023.
Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WWNO 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.