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Louisiana Considered: Proposal To Move New Orleans’ City Hall, The Big Door Prize

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Ryan Nelsen / WWNO
Protests over a plan to relocate City Hall in New Orleans on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
  • WWNO City Hall Reporter Ryan Nelsen joins us to discuss New Orleans mayor Latoya Cantrell’s proposal to move New Orleans City Hall to the city’s Municipal Auditorium, which hundreds of community members protested last week.
  • Louisiana author and director of the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans M.O. Walsh’s novel “The Big Door Prize'' is being produced as a television series on Apple TV+. Walsh was born and raised in Baton Rouge and his fiction and essays have appeared in notable publications like the Guardian, the New York Times, the Southern Review and others.
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.