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How a NOLA-based organization embarked on a storytelling project with Sandy Hook survivors

Ashley Hubner, survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, holding her sketch as part of the Dear World Prtrait Process
Courtesy of Robert X Fogarty
Ashley Hubner, survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, holding her sketch as part of the Dear World Prtrait Process

This episode of Louisiana Considered aired on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. Here's what it featured:

Today December 14th, is the 10-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, when a gunmen entered an elementary school in Newtown Connecticut and took the lives of 20 young children and 6 staff members.

This year, New Orleans-based photographer Robert X. Fogarty and his storytelling organization, Dear World, traveled to Newtown, Connecticut to speak with survivors about their experience in an artistic and immersive experience called, the Prtrait Process. Robert, along with student and survivor Ashley Hubner, tell us more about this project.

And this weekend,Opéra Louisiane is presenting its holiday performance of Amahl & the Night Visitors. Managing directorKathryn Frady tells us how this show refutes some of the presumptions the average listener might have about opera.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Adam Vos. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman and Aubry Procell.

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Adam is responsible for coordinating WRKF's programming and making sure everything you hear on the radio runs smoothly. He is Newscast Editor for the WRKF/WWNO Newsroom. Adam is also the Baton Rouge-based host for Louisiana Considered, our daily regional news program, and is frequently the local voice afternoons on All Things Considered.
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.