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The Southern University Laboratory Virtual School is awarded for surmounting pandemic obstacles

The Southern University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge
The Southern University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge

This episode of Louisiana Considered aired on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Here's what it featured:

The Southern University Laboratory Virtual School in Baton Rouge will be recognized next week by the State Department of Education for its progress and development despite extraordinary obstacles. During the ongoing pandemic, the school managed to go from an F to a C rating in just a few years.

Nadia Seals, director of virtual school at Southern University Laboratory Virtual School, tells us about the institution’s extraordinary progress.

Today marks the beginning of Cinema on the Bayou, a Lafayette film festival that will offer screenings of nearly 200 films over 8 days. As the second oldest juried international film festival in Louisiana, Cinema on the Bayou, will present features and documentaries from around the world while also highlighting local films and filmmakers that celebrate Louisiana culture and history. Festival director Rebecca Hudsmith joins us for more.

But first, Louisiana lawmakers are headed back to the capitol for a seven-day special session all about insurance. WRKF’s Paul Braun tells us why officials plan to set aside $45 million for cash incentives to lure insurance companies back to the state

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.