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As HBCUs continue to face bomb threats, FBI begins investigations

Photo by Irving Johnson III
Irving Johnson III
Xavier University of Louisiana
Freshman move-in at Xavier University of Louisiana on August 12, 2016.

The FBI is investigating a series of bomb threats targeting Historically Black Colleges and Universities around the country.

The Gulf States Newsroom criminal justice reporter Brittany Brown tells us about this latest wave of racially-motivated hate crimes.

While the Saints won't be making a Super Bowl appearance this year, former LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow is giving Louisianans something to root for. Former LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron spoke to producer Alana Schreiber about what we can expect from Burrow and the three other Tigers-turned-Bengals at this weekend’s game.

A new map from Louisiana House Republicans would keep the majority-minority districts at 29 out of 105. WRKF’s Capital Access reporter Paul Braun tells how both civil rights groups and Democratic lawmakers are responding.

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.