Proposed incorporation of St. George denied by judge, but organizers say they'll appeal
Today on Louisiana Considered, we hear why organizers in St. George of Baton Rouge have failed to form their own city — for now. We also learn about a collective that combines environmental activism with artwork and hear about the increase in “vanpooling.”
Yesterday, a judge denied efforts by organizers in the St. George area of Baton Rouge to split off from the city and create a municipality of their own. The proposal has been controversial from the start — with a largely white and affluent part of the parish trying to separate from the majority Black Baton Rouge. Staff writer for The Advocate Paul Cobler tells us more.
If you've been to a New Orleans public library, or sat in the grandstands at Jazz Fest, you likely have seen some of the large scale public art murals painted by Nola art collective Milagros. Founded by Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre, Milagros artists create pieces of work often combining found art and ecology with their own designs. The founders join us to share more about promoting climate activism through artistry.
Workers are returning to the office at the same time gas prices continue to set records. That’s causing commuters to turn to a little known form of mass transit that’s been around since the 70s: vanpooling. Stephan Bisaha of the Gulf States Newsroom traveled with one vanpool to see why they’re growing.
Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Adam Vos. 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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