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How Gulf States hospitals are handling staffing shortages amid the omicron surge

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Shalina Chatlani
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Jackson, Mississippi traveling nurse Jimwesley Williams says he’s worked in Texas, Maine, and Wisconsin, but he’s happy to be back home, December 28, 2021. Shalina Chatlani/ Gulf States Newsroom.

Today on Louisiana Considered, the Gulf States Newsroom’s Shalina Chatlani tells us how Southern hospitals are grappling with a shortage of nurses amid the latest stage of the pandemic.

Then, we look back at a formative football game from 1970 in which a young quarterback named Archie Manning took the field at Tulane Stadium for the Sugar Bowl.

Lastly, we turn to American Routes for Nick Spitzer’s interview with Houston blues singer Trudy Lynn.

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.