November 5, 2018
by Brian Marks
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Thanks for your support for WHYR at North Gate Fest!

We at Baton Rouge Community Radio want to thank all those who attended North Gate Fest this past Friday, November 2nd. Proceeds from North Gate Fest help WHYR-LP 96.9FM and other

non-profit organizations¬†here in Baton Rouge. Thanks also to all those Community Radio volunteers who helped make North Gate Fest and WHYR’s record booth a big success. We couldn’t have done it without you! You’re what keeps Community Radio on the air for all the important things we do throughout the year for the past seven years.

October 4, 2018
by Brian Marks
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A Pause for Thought on Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury law and Constitutional Amendment #2

This week’s A Pause for Thought features Southern University Law Professor Angela Allen-Bell on Louisiana’s unusual non-unanimous jury law and the upcoming November 6th vote on constitutional amendment #2 to change the law to require jury unanimity. You can listen on-demand here to host Wayne Parker and Dr. Allen-Bell discuss the history of the 10-2 jury law, its effects in Louisiana courtrooms, and the efforts to reform the law leading up to this November’s mid-term election vote.

August 29, 2018
by Brian Marks
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Louisiana All-American Sports on Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury law, the Angola 3 and criminal justice reform

Louisiana All-American Sports spoke with Southern University Law Center Professor Angela Allen-Bell for the hour during their August 18th program.

Among the topics discussed in this excellent discussion, Professor Bell spoke about the November 6th constitutional amendment to change Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury law, the history of the 10-2 jury conviction law in Louisiana and its consequences for criminal justice. She also explained the case of the Angola 3, three men put into solitary confinement for decades for organizing a Black Panther chapter inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary to stop prisoner abuse.

We encourage you to listen to this episode of LAAS if you missed it originally and pass it on to others.