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Louisiana Considered: A documentary looks at Jim Crow-era laws and how it impacted convictions

An inmate in Orleans Parish Prison.
Cheryl Gerber
An inmate in Orleans Parish Prison.
  • Karl Lengel hosted this episode of Louisiana Considered.
  • Al Jazeera News Senior Producer Jeremy Young discusses “The Jim Crow Convictions,” a documentary by Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines and The Lens about criminal convictions in Louisiana made under a Jim Crow-era law, taken off the books in 2018, that allowed juries to convict without a unanimous decision.
  • In acknowledgement of National Fire Prevention Month, Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office Public Affairs Director Ashley Rodrigue tells us a bit about fire safety.
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.