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From abortion laws to Jan. 6 hearings, here's a roundup of political news this week

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Halle Parker
Pro-abortion rights protesters carried a wide range of signs during a rally on Friday, June 24, 2022. Some had images of uteruses, others compared the country's handling woman's rights and gun rights, while others depicted coat hangers — tools that were once used to perform dangerous, illegal abortions.

This segment of Louisiana Considered aired on Friday, July 22, 2022. To listen to the full episode, click the play button above.

Between a temporary wrap on January 6 insurrection hearings and a judge blocking Louisiana’s abortion ban trigger laws yet again, it’s been a busy week in politics. The Advocate’s editorial director and columnist Stephanie Grace joins us to break down the state and national news.

And speaking of national news, the Supreme Court recently issued a ruling to restrict the EPA’s power in regulating greenhouse gas emissions. WWNO coastal reporter Halle Parker tells us how this might impact Louisiana, where there’s a high concentration of industry and increasing vulnerability to climate change.

Earlier this week, WWNO metro reporter Carly Berlin told us what Louisianans are putting in their go-bags — what they take with them when forced to evacuate due to natural disasters. Today, Carly joins us to help answer questions from listeners on hurricane preparedness.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Patrick Madden. 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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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.