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Under Trump, disaster survivors were granted trailers. Biden wants to give them apartments

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Aerial of Hurricane Ida damage in southeast Louisiana, Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Pool photo by Hilary Scheinuk, The Advocate.

On Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered, Casey Tingle, Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, tells us how the Biden administration is aiming to reinstate an Obama-era program to place disaster survivors in apartments rather than trailers.

Then meteorologist Dan Holiday outlines the top-20 most expensive disasters of 2021, many of which impacted Louisiana.

And Jason Waggenspack of The Ranch, a Louisiana-based film studio, tells us how the pandemic has impacted the state’s growing film industry.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Patrick Madden. Our producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubrey Procell, and Thomas Walsh. 

You can listen to Louisiana Considered Monday through Friday at 12:00 and 7:30 pm. It’s available on Spotify, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts. 

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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.
Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WWNO from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.