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Listen: What reporters found when they investigated New Orleans' fastest sinking neighborhood

In a city sitting below sea level, New Orleans residents are well-aware that we’re sinking. But in New Orleans East, some areas are sinking far faster than others, forcing its residents to deal with fractured houses and precariously steep driveways.

WWNO’s Halle Parker digs into the multitude of causes that have led to an unstable land to live on in the Village de l’Est neighborhood of New Orleans. Parker also collaborated with and spoke to Floodlight Reporter Sara Sneath about how residents in the area are responding to threats of irreversible damage to their homes.

Festival Acadiens et Créoles has been putting Cajun and Creole culture front and center in Lafayette for 48 years. This year’s festival kicks off Friday, offering music, food, crafts and even a symposium called the FrancoForum, which examines Francophone musical influences.

To learn more about the festival, we spoke with organizer, folklorist and professor of Francophone Studies at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Barry Jean Ancelet, and founder of the FrancoForum, Roger Mason.

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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Adam is responsible for coordinating WRKF's programming and making sure everything you hear on the radio runs smoothly. He is also the voice of Baton Rouge's local news every afternoon during All Things Considered.
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.