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Loyola University launches media literacy program to help students discern fact from fiction

Loyola University in New Orleans is working on educating its students – and its community– about the importance of media literacy. This includes knowing how to discern fact from fiction, news from opinion and how to identify fake news.

Laurie Phillips, associate dean of Information Resources & Systems at the Monroe Library Loyola University, who teaches a course, “Facts and Misinformation.” She gives us the details.

Earlier this month, public safety leaders in Baton Rouge unveiled part of a new initiative to place surveillance cameras in high-crime areas. It’s part of the SafeBR coalition– a broader effort to tackle crime in the capital city. Adam Knapp, President and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), tells us more .

Also, Mississippi was one of the last states in the nation to adopt net metering rules, which make it easier for homeowners to invest in renewable energy. The state recently updated its rulebook with incentives for low and moderate-income residents. But asDanny McArthur of the Gulf States Newsroom reports, environmental justice advocates are still pushing for more.

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.