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Louisiana Considered: Red River Parish’s Balanced School Calendar, New At NOMA, An Interview With Borris Anthony York

Red River Academic Academy
Aubri Juhasz/WWNO
Sixth graders and their teacher Latonzia Beavers at Red River Academic Academy. June 7, 2021.
  • Gulf States Newsroom Education Reporter Aubri Juhasz spoke with Red River School Board Superintendent Alison Hughes, Red River Elementary School Principal Mike Beck and parent Roxie Gray-Reliford about the parish’s switch to a “balanced” school calendar in which the school year is divided into quarters instead of two semesters.
  • New Orleans Museum of Art Curator Katie Pfohl joins us to discuss her new exhibit at NOMA, NEW at NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art. The exhibit highlights work from BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and female-identifying artists with the goal of better representing New Orleans’ diverse communities.
  • Actor Borris Anthony York joins us to discuss his admission to the masters program at the prestigious Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in the United Kingdom. York is the first Black New Orleans native to be accepted to the program.
"This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.