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Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge celebrates 50 years of creativity, growth and community

Cary Saurage Community Arts Center
Courtesy of the Arts Center of Greater Baton Rouge
Cary Saurage Community Arts Center

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge turns 50 this year, and they’re holding a gala this Thursday to celebrate that milestone. President and CEO Renee Chatelain tells about the organization’s 50 years of creative programming and community growth.

When Robert Carriker first moved to Louisiana, he spent his weekends exploring the backcountry for the state’s tastiest boudin. That soon turned into a website guide,, followed by a boudin festival and most recently, a book! Carriker joined WRKF’s Karen Henderson for more on the history and development of this Louisiana sausage delicacy.

But first, the cities of Jackson, Mississippi and Birmingham, Alabama are no strangers to environmental concerns, and now environmental activists are working together to fight against years of pollution and contamination. The Gulf States’ Newsroom’s Danny McArthur tells us how and why Louisiana may be able to join forces with its neighbors to fight for a cleaner environment.

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, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh. 

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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.