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LSU launches new modeling system to better predict flooding after hurricanes

This episode of Louisiana Considered aired on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Here's what it featured:

Last week, two Baton Rouge area elementary school teachers were recognized with the Milken Educator Award, a nationwide honor sometimes described as “the Oscars of Teaching.” Today, the two teachers, Dereka Duncan and Elise Frederic, tell us more about this accomplishment.

When a hurricane strikes, it’s not just the immediate wind and rain damage that causes concern. Many are also forced to grapple with flooding, and often, as in the case of Hurricane Katrina, the water rises and stays for days at a time.

Now, the LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Science and the Center for Computation and Technology are working to better predict flooding after hurricanes with a new computer modeling system. Associate professor George Xue tells us how this modeling will help communities prepare for disasters.

With carnival season underway we are going back to the archives to hear some of our favorite Mardi Gras stories from years past. Today, in collaboration between WWNO’s Thomas Walsh and StoryCorps, we bring you a 2015 conversation between two Mardi Gras Indians, Littdell “Queen B” Bannister and Mary Jones, who discuss sewing personal pride into each stitch of their costumes.

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.