Louisiana Considered: Latest On Ida Damage And Recovery, Remembering George Wein, New Orleans Transit Workers Fight For Better Work Conditions
- The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate Environment Reporter Mark Schleifstein explains how Hurricane Ida caused environmental damage in Louisiana. More than 2,300 possible chemical leaks and spills were reported to authorities after the storm.
- WWNO/WRKF Public Health Reporter Rosemary Westwood reports on public calls for new measures to protect seniors residing in independent-living seniors’ apartment complexes from the effects of hurricanes after a dozen seniors died of heat exhaustion following Hurricane Ida.
- To honor the life and legacy of New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival founder George Wein, who passed away Monday, we listen to a 2015 interview by Mark Cave for the Historic New Orleans Collection.
- WWNO City Hall Reporter Ryan Nelsen reports on protests staged by the union that represents employees of the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority. The union is demanding extra pay for city bus drivers who shuttled seniors out of hot apartment buildings after Hurricane Ida. The union is also demanding the resignation of the RTA's chief executive, Alex Wiggins, and the reinstatement of Amalgamated Transit Union Local #1560 President Valerie Jefferson as an RTA employee.