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As crime continues to spike in New Orleans, officials are at odds over how to fix it

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Louisiana State Treasurer and former Republican state representative John Schroder reportedly announced earlier this week his plans to seek the office of Governor.

He announced his candidacy just as other political hopefuls have begun campaigning for the Senate seat currently held by Republican John Kennedy. Patrick Madden and Advocate columnist Stephanie Grace break down these candidates and the appeals they’re making to voters.

Also on Louisiana Considered, New Orleans has seen a rise in carjackings over the last few weeks, but District Attorney Jason Williams and the NOPD are in disagreement when it comes to addressing the problem.

NOLA.com’s Matt Sledge tells us more about the potential impacts of this policing dispute.

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. 

Louisiana Considered is made possible with support from our listeners. Thank you!

Patrick Madden joined WWNO in 2019 as its first-ever Regional News Director, overseeing news reporting at WWNO, as well as our partner station WRKF Baton Rouge. Madden also serves as one of the hosts of Louisiana Considered, and co-hosts Friday's Politics Roundtable on Louisiana Considered with Stephanie Grace, columnist for The Times-Picayune | The Advocate.
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.