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LSU women’s basketball heads to the March Madness Sweet 16. Here’s what you need to know

Angel Reese, of the LSU Women’s Basketball team, March 17, 2023
Courtesy of LSU
Angel Reese, of the LSU Women’s Basketball team, March 17, 2023

After a decisive win against Michigan, LSU women’s basketball is headed to the Sweet 16 round of the March Madness tournament. On Friday, this number 3 seed will face off against Utah, a number 2 seed, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Sports columnist for The Times Picayune / The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais has been traveling with the team. He joins us for more on what to expect on the court.

Last week, the head of Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality announced his resignation. For seven years, Secretary Chuck Carr Brown has led the agency, aiming to protect the state’s environment and the health of its residents. The Coastal Desk's Halle Parker talked with him this week about what he has accomplished in this role, and what he hopes to see for the future of the department.

The singing group Trendafilka is a modern exploration of European polyphonic traditions. Founded in New Orleans in 2016, the group grew out of a common desire for communal singing as well as a collective fascination with ancient European culture and traditions. Director Lou Carrig tells us more about this choir and when you can hear them.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Karl Lengel. 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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Karl Lengel has worked in the lively arts as an actor, announcer, manager, director, administrator and teacher. In broadcast, he has accumulated over two decades of on-air experience and is currently WWNO’s anchor for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a host for “Louisiana Considered”. He holds a BS in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MFA in Film and Theatre from the University of New Orleans.
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.