6:30 LRN Newscast January 5

10,500 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have been sent to 107 pharmacies across the state to begin inoculating those over the age of 70 and a group of health care workers. As the vaccination rollout continues, the number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital continues to rise. It’s up to 1,891. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter says hospitals are still performing elective surgeries, but that could change….
Cut 12 (08) “…might have to.”

U-S News and World Report ranks the Dash Diet as one of the best for healthy eating and heart health. The Dash Diet was developed in part by LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center dietitians. Doctor Catherine Champagne says the Dash diet encourages eating foods low in sodium and you can eat red meat…
cut 9 (07) “…the meat”

2020 saw historic, prolonged civil rights protests. Matt Doyle spoke with a Southern University Professor about a year defined in large part by the Black Lives Matter movement…
Cut 1 (30) “…I’m Matt Doyle.”