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Public affairs orgs want to focus on four key issues ahead of fall statewide elections

2019 Louisiana governor’s race
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2019 Louisiana governor’s race

There’s a growing legal movement across the globe to grant natural entities like forests and rivers the same legal rights as humans. And it’s catching on in the US.

As Juanpablo Ramirez Franco with the Mississippi River Basin Ag and Water Desk reports, Indigenous-led campaigns to recognize the legal rights of natural entities like wild rice, salmon and lakes are setting the stage for a nascent movement on the Mighty Mississippi.

The talk is already heating up in this fall’s gubernatorial race here in Louisiana, with fundraising in full swing and attack ads already on the airwaves. Now, a group of Louisiana’s largest public affairs organizations are setting out to educate not just the voting public – but also the candidates themselves – about the issues important to the state.

Barry Erwin, president and CEO of Council for a Better Louisiana, tells us more about this nonpartisan effort from RESET Louisiana.

Community college enrollment may be on the decline nationwide, but Louisiana schools are bucking this trend. W. Chandler LeBoeuf, Governmental and Public Affairs Officer for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, tells us why and explains how this benefits the state’s higher education system.

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.