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8 months after Ida, displaced residents in Lafourche Parish are looking to FEMA for answers

Kezia Setyawan
FEMA trailer in Lafourche Parish

Today on Louisiana Considered, we learn about updates from FEMA regarding the estimated 1,000 residents in Lafourche Parish still displaced after Hurricane Ida. We also take a look back at Louisiana baseball history, and talk to local New Orleans band, Pocket Chocolate, about their songwriting process.

In the last week of March, FEMA officials gave updates to Lafourche Parish residents and council members on proposed group sites for temporary housing. This comes close to 8 months after Hurricane Ida made landfall, displacing an estimated 1,000 residents in the parish. WWNO coastal reporter Kezia Setyawan spoke with Dan Copp, reporter for the Houma Courier/Thibodaux Daily Comet, to learn more.

April 7 marks Major League Baseball’s opening day. And while Louisiana does not have any team in the league, the state is full with rich baseball history. We revisit a conversation with Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro League Baseball Museum, to learn more about the history and legacy of Black baseball teams in Louisiana.

In partnership with the journalism initiative America Amplified, we are excited to bring you the first edition of Liner Notes, a new project where we talk to Louisiana bands and dissect one of their original songs. Today we are joined by New Orleans band Pocket Chocolate to learn how they collaborated to compose, lyricize and mix their latest song, "Waxing Gibbous."

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

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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.
Kezia Setyawan is a coastal reporter for WWNO and WRKF and is based out of Houma.