Janae Pierre

All Things Considered Host

Janae Pierre is the station’s local host of the NPR weekday afternoon news program All Things Considered. She also hosts WWNO’s weekly news and culture program All Things New Orleans.

Pierre is a native of New Orleans and a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She has worked and volunteered with several different media organizations, notably the New Orleans Tribune and local radio station WBOK 1230 AM, where she began as a college intern. For the last five years she has been a popular WBOK drive-time on-air host and community events director. Pierre is listed on Radio Ink's 2017 Future African American Leaders in Radio, she's the recipient of the 2015 Sophie Aramburo Servant/Leader Award, and was named Producer of the Year by eXposed Magazine in 2014.

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This week on All Things New Orleans, we'll introduce WWNO's new education reporter Jess Clark.  Then Councilman-At-Large, Jason Williams, talks about major shakeups at the Sewerage & Water Board a week after flooding in neighborhoods across the Crescent City. 

And Cuba native, Alexey Marti, shares his new album entitled "Travesia". 

This week on All Things New Orleans we share an episode of the Listening Post, which focuses on the impact of the national opioid epidemic. Then, we'll discuss a civic engagement social featuring Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted by Engage NOLA; and another story from Bring Your Own, a live story-telling series. 

On this edition of All Things New Orleans we chat with Amber Harper, Run 4 All Women Ambassador. Then, Jessica Rosgaard returns with Richard Campanella to discuss his Cityscapes column for nola.com/The Times Picayune . 

We'll also discuss the Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation initiative with Flozell Daniels Jr, President/CEO of the Foundation for Louisiana. And political analyst, Dr. Silas Lee talks about the city's mayoral race and the candidates on the ballot. 

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll discuss a small community's suit against a chemical plant in LaPlace. Then we'll chat about the 5th annual Millennial Awards in conjunction with GNO Inc's Emerge Summit.

And Jessica Rosgaard sits down with Executive Director of the Office of Community Development, Pat Forbes, to talk about Louisiana's flood recovery efforts.

This week on All Things New Orleans, coastal reporter Tegan Wendland sat down with Julia Kumari Drapkin, founder and CEO of iseechange.org to talk about their online community weather and climate journal. Then, Deputy Mayor Judy Reese Morse joins us to explain the city's first-ever equity strategy, which seeks to address inequities due to economic or racial disparities. 

And Jessica Rosgaard discusses the documentary film, Five Awake, and domestic violence issues with former Senator Mary Landrieu.

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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. 

This week on All Things New Orleans we'll discuss a new report revealing the high cost of living in the city with Cashuana Hill, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Then we'll share another story from Bring Your Own, our live story-telling series. 

And Marvel Live will take over the Smoothie King Center this weekend; we'll chat with one of their strongest superheroes! 

This week on All Things New Orleans we discuss an interesting and affordable solution to homelessness with Haiyan Khan, founder of Santosha Village.  Then Jessica Rosgaard returns with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace to talk about Steve Scalise and his contributions to Louisiana politics. 

This week on All Things New Orleans, we discuss the city's gun violence with Crime Analyst, Jeff Asher. Then Jessica Rosgaard returns with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace as we end the 2017 Legislative session. 

We'll also chat with Olympic Gold medalist Cullen Jones about the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash Initiative. And musician Greg Schatz shares his new album, Small Peace of Mind

This week on All Things New Orleans,  Jessica Rosgaard checks in with Cityscapes columnist Richard Campanella to discuss property lines around the French Quarter. Then, we'll speak with Lauren Galliano of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans. She'll tell us all about the Parade of Homes, which is an opportunity to tour new homes and see the latest building techniques. 

We'll also share an episode of the Listening Post and information on a full-scale drill of the city's evacuation system. 

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