We cover Louisiana: 14 parishes in all. Our service area ranges from the dense historic neighborhoods of New Orleans to small towns nestled in pine forests and communities hugging bayous. We serve this region with a schedule of news, information, and wide-ranging cultural programming on WWNO 89.9FM and on KTLN 90.5 FM in the bayou country around Houma and Thibodaux. After a post-Katrina rebuilding of staff and membership, WWNO put new emphasis on locally produced news and cultural programs. Our reporting priorities have been public schools reform, water management and coastal land loss, and local arts and culture.
Paul Braun reports for WRKF and WWNO, the NPR member stations in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where he covers the Louisiana Legislature. His coverage of Louisiana politics and policy as the interim capital access reporter for the stations has aired on national programs, including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Here & Now. Braun continues reporting in the same capacity as a Report for America corps member. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication, where he covered the Louisiana Legislature and the criminal justice system as a member of the Manship School News Service. Braun joined WRKF as an intern in February 2019 and took over as the station’s full-time political reporter six weeks before Louisiana’s gubernatorial primary. He previously worked as an intern at The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware, and as a contributing writer and radio reporter for The Daily Reveille, LSU’s student-run newspaper.
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