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Louisiana Considered: The Chicago Defender’s Louisiana Coverage, LPO’s New Executive Director

Russell Lee
Library of Congress
Linotype operators prepare an edition of the Chicago Defender in 1941.
  • Author Ethan Michaeli discusses his recent article in the magazine 64 Parishes, Louisiana and the Defender, about how the Black-owned newspaper the Chicago Defender covered stories from Louisiana during the 20th century.
  • The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s new Executive Director, Anwar Nasir, tells us about his plans for the LPO and what he brings to the Orchestra with his backgrounds in professional dancing, arts administration and advocacy for equity, diversity and inclusion in orchestras.
Patrick Madden joined WWNO in 2019 as its first-ever Regional News Director, overseeing news reporting at WWNO, as well as our partner station WRKF Baton Rouge. Madden also serves as one of the hosts of Louisiana Considered, and co-hosts Friday's Politics Roundtable on Louisiana Considered with Stephanie Grace, columnist for The Times-Picayune | The Advocate.
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.