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Flau’jae Johnson on her LSU championship basketball season, budding rap career, and new documentary

Maybe you know her as the dynamic guard on the LSU Women’s basketball team that won the NCAA March Madness tournament just a few months ago. Or maybe you recognize her from her performances on the Rap Game and America’s Got Talent. Regardless of how you know her, it’s no secret that Flau’jae Johnson is doing big things, both on the basketball court and on the music scene.

Today, Flau’jae Johnson joins WRKF’s Karen Henderson for a conversation about her journey, which is captured in the new documentary, FENOM.

Ever since its founding in 1998, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic has provided free healthcare to the city’s vulnerable community of musicians and culture bearers. It’s the only clinic in the country that provides free or low-cost healthcare services, mental health resources, and social services to performing artists. But a recent investigative report has brought to light some serious concerns about the organization’s leadership.

The Gulf States Newsroom’s Drew Hawkins recently reported on this for Scalawag Magazine. He joins us for more on his story, “Plantation Politics: The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic's crisis of credibility.”

But first, seventy one. That’s how many people died in crashes on New Orleans streets last year. The city wants to reverse the trend of rising roadway deaths, but as WWNO’s Carly Berlin reports, some critics say it could be doing more to prevent this problem.

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.
Karen Henderson is an award-winning journalist whose stories have aired nationally on NPR.
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.