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LSU is welcoming journalists from around the country to discuss reporting during polarized times

Tony Plohetski, a reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, discusses his reporting on the Uvalde school shooting to students at LSU’s Manship School of Communication
Courtesy of Len Apcar
Tony Plohetski, a reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, discusses his reporting on the Uvalde school shooting to students at LSU’s Manship School of Communication

For the past few weeks, LSU has welcomed a series of journalists to the Manship School of Communication to lecture students on the importance of unbiased journalism during polarized times. Guests have discussed a range of topics, including reporting on the Trump administration and uncovering the truth behind the school shooting in Uvalde.

For more on this series, LSU benefactor, retired attorney, and spearhead of the series Chick Moore joins us, along with LSU journalism professor Len Apcar.

This weekend, the Smoothie King Center, normally home to the New Orleans Pelicans’ basketball court, will be filled with 750 tons of dirt. The venue’s makeover is for Professional Bull Riding’s (PBR) Unleash the Beast event, which is returning to New Orleans for the first time in over a decade.

Professional bull rider Boudreaux Campbell, along with PBR’s director of touring events, Ryan Seddon, join us for more.

But first, it’s Friday and that means it’s time to catch up on this week in politics with Stephanie Grace, columnist and editorial director for the The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate. Today, we hear about statewide elections aside from the governor’s race, including attorney general and insurance commissioner.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Alana Schreiber. Our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz and our engineers are Garrett Pittman and Aubry Procell.

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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.