WWNO/WRKF Public Health Reporter Rosemary Westwoodspoke with LSU Professors Robert Mann and Meredith Veldman, who both support a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students and faculty this fall. Rosemary also spoke with Ascension Parish state Representative Kathy Edmonston and Health Freedom Louisiana Co-Director Jill Hines, who are developing legislation to block all future vaccine mandates at Louisiana’s publicly-funded colleges and universities. Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine Center Walter Orensteintells us a bit about the history of vaccine mandates in the United States.
Artistic Director at Tulane University’s Summer Lyric TheatreMichael McKelveytells us about this summer’s series of musical theatre performances and what the company did during their pandemic-induced hiatus. This summer’s season kicked off this weekend with performances of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World.