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A new report projects a growing green economy in Louisiana

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Block Island Wind Farm

A new report from the new nonprofit WorkingNation identified the economic impact of green jobs in Louisiana.

According to their research, the state’s green economy is expected to grow in the next five years due to increasing demand and a federal investment on the way. Environmental analyst Paula DiPerna tells us more about the future of Louisiana’s green economy.

Two weeks ago, Brandon Jackson had his long-awaited second parole hearing. Jackson was convicted of armed robbery by a non-unanimous jury in 1996, but these kinds of convictions were deemed unconstitutional in 2020.

Al Jazeera's Jeremy Young produced Fault Lines, which documented Jackson’s journey. He joined us to give an update on this case and its larger significance.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Karl Lengel. 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.