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Why the New Orleans city council moved to shut down mayor’s less-than-a-day-old executive order

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In New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s executive order suspending residency requirements for certain employees was shot down by the City Council. City Council member JP Morrell tells us what this means for council-mayoral relations. And editorial director and columnist for The Advocate, Stephanie Grace, analyzes what this says about the limitations on mayoral power.

Louisianans are often at the mercy of insurance companies when it comes to repairing the damage of natural disasters. And lawmakers have taken notice. WRKF’s Capitol reporter Paul Braun tells us about insurance reform coming out of the latest state legislative session.

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

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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.