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If you’re pregnant and in prison in Louisiana, you could still find yourself in solitary confinement. A new bill before the legislature would end the practice in all but the most extreme circumstances.

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Early in the pandemic outbreak, a nurse at a New Orleans-area hospital witnessed the surge — “an explosion of cases” that seemed to overwhelm the emergency room — and then she witnessed something else. Hospital staff were getting sick.

Chris Granger / NOLA.COM

Louisiana has the highest rate of deaths from COVID-19 in the nation and, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards, more than 70 percent of the people who have died so far were black.

Black people make up just 32 percent of the state's population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Baton Rouge Clinic Pilots New HIV Treatment Model

Jan 16, 2019
Alexander Charles Adams / WWNO

When you're diagnosed with HIV, it can feel like your fate has been written. You have questions, such as whether you’ll live, how much treatment will cost and whether people will still love you.

All Things New Orleans: June 29, 2017

Jun 29, 2017
Patrick Melon / Melon the Scribe

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we discuss the GOP Senate Health Care bill with health policy expert Dr. Mark Diana. Then we'll share another episode of the Listening Post, which focused on public safety. 

Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton also joins us to chat about his latest album, Gumbo; the singer/songwriter discusses being back in New Orleans and his "homecoming" performance at the Essence Music Festival. 

Giving New Orleans Teachers Tools To Address Student Trauma

Feb 1, 2017
Clarence Williams

WWNO’s series Kids, Trauma and New Orleans Schools looks at how trauma shows up in the classroom. Our reporting has focused on one New Orleans pre-K through 8th grade school, Crocker College Prep, as it makes changes to account for high levels of trauma in the city’s children. New Orleans kids screen positive for PTSD at rates three times higher than the national average. Our final story in the series takes a closer look at what it takes to run a trauma-informed school.

Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

We’ve seen major sectors of the US economy change over the last few years. Retail and energy have both been shaken up. But probably nothing has gotten more people shaken up than changes in healthcare.

Peter's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch are shaking up healthcare in New Orleans.

The state health department has agreed to provide more bed space for Louisiana inmates found incompetent to stand trial and those found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity. 

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

Governor John Bel Edwards toured the new University Medical Center in New Orleans on Wednesday before launching the start of enrollment in the Medicaid expansion. Officials expect as many as 375,0000 more people will qualify for health care, with about one-third coming from the New Orleans region.

Photo by Pat Jolly, courtesy New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

Community Impact is WWNO's series on nonprofit organizations in the New Orleans region, a partnership between WWNO and the Greater New Orleans Foundation. In this edition Jasmin Lopez visits the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic.

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