‘Celebration Gator’ brings a taste of Louisiana to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
A recently settled lawsuit against the Sun Belt Conference, a college sports conference based in New Orleans, accused officials of using racist and misogynistic slurs and contributing to a hostile work environment. WWNO’s Patrick Madden spoke with Michelle Liu, who covered the recent lawsuit for the new non-profit newsroom, Verite.
Last July saw the launch of a new national mental health hotline number, 988. In Louisiana, this new hotline replaces a ten-digit one, and already calls have risen dramatically both nationally and statewide. Staff writer for The Times Picayune, Emily Woodruff, tells us more about the effectiveness of this new number.
The world’s biggest Thanksgiving Day Parade may take place in New York, but for the second year in a row, the event will offer a taste of Louisiana. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser tells us about the ‘Celebration Gator’ float set to crawl through the celebration, and a performance by New Orleans’ own Trombone Shorty.
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