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Has Louisiana Cracked The Code to Treating Hepatitis C?

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State of Louisiana Division of Administration

Louisiana isn't usually considered a trailblazer when it comes to public health policy, but the state's novel plan to treat and cure the vast majority of Hepatitis C cases through an innovative payment structure is being closely watched by other states and health officials around the world.  

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A network of advocacy organizations across the Gulf South has published regional Green New Deal policy platform that aims to build on the national policy of the same name. 

The Green New Deal is a resolution in Congress that outlines several ways the country can address climate change. It emphasizes clean energy jobs, environmental justice, and transitioning away from fossil fuels. It’s a non-binding resolution -- so it would not change any laws, if passed.

For the last six months, advocacy organizations from Texas to Florida have been working on a regional version, called Gulf South for a Green New Deal.

An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Edwards and Rispone differ on how they approach K12 ed.
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One of the most important issues to many voters is education, and there are some key differences in how Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone approach K-12 education.

George Washington Carver High School students Kennis Fairley (left), Marneisha Gilmore and Jacorey Warner.
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Over the last four weeks, WWNO has brought listeners our series "This Is Why It Matters" - stories about people our community has lost to gun violence.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Hearings start at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, and 8 a.m. on Friday, November 19. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live.

An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

This week on Inside the Arts, Voices in the Dark Repertory Theatre Company presents Paul Lucas' award-winning play Trans Scripts, Part 1: The Women. Poignant stories gathered in interviews with members of LGBTQ communities from around the world shed light on the experience of transitioning gender. Director Tommye Myrick joins us with cast members Milan Sherry and Teryl Lynn Foxx.

This week on Thinking Outside the Book: Susan Larson checks out a Risograph printing machine with Erik Kiesewetter at his shop in Arabi.

An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

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