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Louisiana Considered: Perspectives On Changes To Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Payments, WRKF’s New Radio Theatre Program

Wallis Watkins
  • Step Up Louisiana member Juan Cruz and his organization advocate for progressive reform to Louisiana’s economic policies, including unemployment insurance. Cruz joins us to advocate for increasing the state’s unemployment insurance payouts and keeping the federal unemployment boost for as long as possible.
  • Senior Director of Business Intelligence at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber Andrew Fitzgerald joins us to advocate for ending the federal unemployment insurance boost, which Governor Edwards did this Wednesday. Instead, the state’s maximum unemployment payouts will be increased by $28 per week starting January 2022. The federal unemployment boost will end on July 31st.
  • The WRKF Radio Drama Club’s Timmie Callais, Erika Pattman and Audrey Rainier join us to discuss their upcoming production on WRKF: The Triangle Pilot, premiering on WRKF on Sunday, June 28th at 8 P.M.
Adam is responsible for coordinating WRKF's programming and making sure everything you hear on the radio runs smoothly. He is also the voice of Baton Rouge's local news every afternoon during All Things Considered.
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.