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Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame honors history-making little league baseball team in new exhibit

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Jennae Biddiscombe
The East Bank All-Stars: Making Little League History is a new exhibit at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame to honor the first team from Louisiana to win the Little League Baseball World Series.

In 2019, the East Bank All-Stars became the first team from Louisiana to win the Little League Baseball World Series. Now, the history-making team from River Ridge is the subject of a new exhibit at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser tells Louisiana Considered’s Alana Schreiber how he spearheaded the idea for this exhibit, and why the team is so deserving of this honor.

But first, sitting on what’s been called the edge of the world, Port Fourchon serves as a critical hub for the nation’s oil and gas supply. But its location also leaves it vulnerable to hurricanes worsened by climate change. Now, as The Coastal Desk’s Halle Parker reports, the seaport is taking a closer look at its own role in global warming and wants to be a part of the energy transition.

And, The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans is returning to the Marigny Opera House this month with a production of Williams’ drama, “Summer and Smoke.” The theatre company’s founding co-director Augustin Correro tells us more about exploring the southern gothic genre on stage.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. 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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"This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."
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.