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Upcoming Peace Officers Memorial Day pays tribute to those lost in the line of duty

Courtesy of the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police
Members of the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police came together in communities across the state on Tuesday, May 10 for the Louisiana Law Enforcement Memorial Service.

Today on Louisiana Considered, we learn how the state is honoring officers during National Police Week. Then, we hear the second edition of Liner Notes, our new segment where we talk with a Louisiana band to analyze one of their original songs.

As the state legislature is in the national spotlight for a controversial bill that would criminalize abortion, WWNO/WRKF Capitol Access reporter Paul Braun discusses what the bill entails and why the state’s biggest anti-abortion group opposes the bill’s passage.

May 11-17 is National Police Week, a tradition that goes back 60 years to honor public servants. Darrell Basco, president of the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police, joins us to talk about the week, and specifically to detail Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, which takes place Sunday, May 15.

WWNO and WRKF have partnered with America Amplified, a journalism initiative emphasizing community engagement.

As part of this collaboration, we are excited to bring you the second edition of Liner Notes, our new segment where we talk to Louisiana bands and dissect one of their original songs. Louisiana Considered managing producer Alana Schreiber spoke with the New Orleans band Jank Setup to learn how they collaborated to compose, lyricize and mix their song, "Fix,” which was written as a reaction to the murder of George Floyd.

While Jank Setup is currently on hiatus, we hope this segment of Liner Notes highlights their contributions to the New Orleans music community over the years.

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

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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.