Baton Rouge artist explores issues of climate change, housing and fragility in latest art exhibit

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Published Aug 16, 2022, 5:39 PM

On Friday, the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld the state’s near total abortion ban. This comes after months of abortion access legislation being knocked around in district courts. Now, Louisiana’s last three abortion clinics are set to relocate. WWNO’s Reproductive Healthcare Reporter Rosemary Westwood tells us what the state will look like without a clinic for the first time since 1974.

Louisiana artist Matt Kenyon now has work on display in his native Baton Rouge for the first time. The exhibit, “Cloudburst - The Work of Matt Kenyon” explores themes of climate change, housing instability, and fragility in his hometown. He joins us for more on constructing metaphors through glass work and other delicate materials. 

Louisiana has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the country, but now state officials are working with hospitals to encourage and instruct more mothers to give it a try. In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, Dr. Veronica Gillispie-Bell, Medical Director of the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative, tells us about a new program aimed at expanding breastfeeding knowledge and support. 

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