Jessica Rosgaard

Flood Recovery Editor

Jessica Rosgaard is the Editor/Producer for ongoing flood coverage under a new collaboration between WWNO-New Orleans, WRKF-Baton Rouge, and KRVS-Lafayette. The project serves the community through in-depth reporting on issues impacting flood recovery efforts, as well as informing the listening audience about important dates, deadlines, and resources to aid in personal recovery.

Before joining WWNO, Jessica was the New Orleans producer for Al Jazeera America. A native New Yorker, she graduated from The George Washington University and made DC her second home, working for CNN, Current TV, and The Washington Post before moving to New Orleans.

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The legislature is in the final days of its special session - and lawmakers are still working to finalize budget and tax bills for the coming fiscal year. Capitol Access reporter Wallis Watkins and editor Jessica Rosgaard bring you up to speed on what you may have missed this week in the state capitol.

In a matter of 24-hours, the Legislature appears to have gone from a standstill to full steam ahead.

Lawmakers were at work on the Memorial Day holiday to try and solve the looming budget crisis.

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The Capitol Access Recap is your weekly review of what happened in the state Legislature.

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As part of a collaboration between WWNO and WRKF in Baton Rouge, we bring you the Capitol Access Recap - a weekly review of what happened in the state Legislature.

Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service

The Louisiana legislature has finished its first week of the regular session. Gov. John Bel Edwards laid out his legislative priorities in an address to the chamber on Monday. Edwards also appeared before the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations to support bills that would raise the state minimum wage and require state contractors to abide by the Equal Pay for Women Act.

Beads are sorted and resold at ARC of Greater New Orleans.
Jessica Rosgaard / WWNO

Although Mardi Gras is all about excess, the piles of abandoned beads, cups and recyclable trash left in a parade's wake are nothing to celebrate. In fact, a staggering statistic emerged a few weeks ago — city workers found 93,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads clogging New Orleans catch basins. 

Jessica Rosgaard

Road conditions are improving as southeast Louisiana continues to thaw from a deep freeze. But problems with the water system have school districts closed and city officials warning residents to be prepared for a few more difficult days ahead.

Kim Welsh

Carnival season in New Orleans kicks off on January 6th with Twelfth Night celebrations across the city - including the 10th ride of the Krewe of Joan of Arc. WWNO's Jessica Rosgaard sat down with the Krewe's president and founder, Amy Kirk Duvoisin, to talk about why the Krewe celebrates the Maid of Orléans, France.

The Krewe of Joan of Arc parade walks through the French Quarter on Saturday night starting at 6pm. A Tricentennial fireworks celebration follows at 9pm along the riverfront.

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