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Learn about the immersive, historical play that details New Orleans’ 1892 General Strike

The Family Line at BK House & Gardens
Courtesy of Goat in the Road Productions
The Family Line at BK House & Gardens

Thousands of Cameroonians have come to the U-S. to seek asylum since 2017. At least 200 were sent to Mississippi and Louisiana, where immigration judges were much less likely to side with asylum seekers than in other parts of the country.

The Gulf States Newsroom’s Bobbi-Jeanne Misick has been digging into the region’s thorny immigration system with Type Investigations. Today, she brings us one man’s story.

The play, “The Family Line,” from Goat in the Road Productions, tells the story of interracial labor organizing in late 19th Century New Orleans leading up to the General Strike of 1892. Now the immersive, creative show is extending its New Orleans run for a second time. Co-directors Chris Kaminstein and Richon May join us with the details.

As holiday festivities ramp up with parties, decorations and food, it’s important to keep the safety of our pets in mind. Ginger Guttner,Communications Manager with the LSU school of Veterinary Hospital Medicine, joined WRKF’s Karen Henderson with more information on looking after our four-footed family members.

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.