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With temperatures dropping, Coats for Kids event returns to New Orleans with a concert for a cause

Louisiana Republican John Kennedy just won a second term in the US Senate, and already he’s saying he will seriously consider a run for Governor in 2023. Today, Capital Access reporter Paul Braun tells us what a Kennedy campaign might look like.

The New Orleans Opera Association is gearing up to present Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The opera is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale and stars UNO grad, tenor Chauncey Packer. He joins us for more on his exciting role as the witch.

As the holidays draw near, the gift of a winter coat is important now more than ever. Xavier University professor and cellist Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko’s Coats for Kids is an annual concert in New Orleans that collects warm jackets while providing an evening of holiday music. Dr. Ko tells us more about the event, alongside former student and current volunteer, Amelie Karas.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. 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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Diane hosts Louisiana Considered on Tuesdays on WRKF and WWNO.
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.