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In its 49th year, the Bayou Classic celebrated HBCU pride in New Orleans

This episode of Louisiana Considered aired on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Here's what it featured:

The 49th annual Bayou Classic, which wrapped last weekend at the Superdome is more than a football game - it’s a celebration of the history and culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. To learn more, WWNO’s Alana Schreiber spoke with Dennis Shields, President Chancellor of Southern University, and Rick Gallot, President of Grambling University, and Dr. Danielle Robinson Head of Community Engagement and Partnerships at DIAGEO, the event’s corporate sponsor.

And, French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in New Orleans today where he will check out all the Crescent City’s greatest offerings while promoting the France-Louisiana relationship. WWNO’s New Orleans reporter Carly Berlin tells us more about Macron’s agenda, and Kezia Setyawan reports live from the scene.

But first, it’s Friday and that means it’s time to talk politics. The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate’s editorial director and columnist, Stephanie Grace, joins us to discuss the 2023 Louisiana governor’s race and the increasingly tense relationship between New Orleans Mayor Cantrell and the city council.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Patrick Madden. 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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Patrick is the Regional News Director for the news collaboration between WRKF Baton Rouge and WWNO New Orleans.
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.