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Louisiana Considered: Some Louisiana Law Enforcement Oppose Lifting Concealed Carry Restrictions, Louisiana’s Small Businesses Recover From Pandemic

Wallis Watkins
  • Baton Rouge Associated Press correspondent Melinda Deslatte discusses last Thursday’s news release about several Louisiana law enforcement officers supporting Governor Edwards’ veto of a bill that would get rid of the training and background checks required for firearm owners to carry concealed handguns. Republican legislators plan to hold the state’s first-ever veto override session to pass this and other bills later this summer.
  • President of the Baton Rouge Mid City Merchants Association Justin Lemoine gives us his perspective on how Baton Rouge small businesses fared during the pandemic and how they’re recovering.
  • Magazine Street Merchants Association member Autumn Adamme compares how the cities of San Francisco and New Orleans assisted the two locations of her business, Dark Garden Corset Shops, during the pandemic.
Karl Lengel has worked in the lively arts as an actor, announcer, manager, director, administrator and teacher. In broadcast, he has accumulated over two decades of on-air experience and is currently WWNO’s anchor for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a host for “Louisiana Considered”. He holds a BS in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MFA in Film and Theatre from the University of New Orleans.
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.