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Angela Hill

Tune in to "An Open Mind" for in-depth interviews and lively discussions about the things, people and events in our community!

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Twitter: @ahillwwl
Email: angela@wwl.com
Posts from January 2014


Angela: How Shareef Cousin turned travesty into triumph
It takes a lot at this stage of life to really be impressed with someone; but a young man I met not long ago is someone who is making an impression or many, many people... including me.

Shareef Cousin went to Angola when we was just 16 years old. He spent 11 years there, and was only released when it was proven that he had not commited the murder he had been accused of.

It is such a heartbreak of a story, on so many levels: A miscarriage of justice, a young adulthood stolen. A travesty by any definition.

If you had been accused of a murder you didn't commit and spent 11 years of your young life in Angola, would you be bitter? Would you be angry? Would you be defeated even as you were being released?

The word Shareef used when I asked him those questions? "Devastated." And that's totally understandable. But the true story of Shareef Cousin is that he did not allow the miscarriage of justice, the lost youth, or the travesty defeat him! He went to Morehouse College and then formed his own non-profit organization, Beacon Industries. And he has commited his life to helping others; primarily young black men who need direction and encouragement.

We all concern ourselves with what is too often identified as the origins of crime; fatherless men who come from poverty. Shareef Cousin is actually doing something about it.

Today we talk with the man who made a decision to look beyond his past to create a productive, meaningful life for himself and for others. And we'll meet the young men whose lives may well be changed because of Shareef Cousin's heart.
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Angela and "The Girls" Saints Prediction
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Angela: Travel nightmares, Saints, elections, oh my!

It took me a while, but I’m back and wishing each of you a Happy New Year... and I know it’s going to be! 
Look where our boys will be Saturday, taking the next step to the Super Bowl! 

At 1:30 we’ll talk Saints football with Todd Menesses and we’ll bring you a live press conference with Coach Sean Payton and the offensive, defensive & special teams coordinators at 1:45…and we hope to hear from all you Who Dats out there about what has to be done to win!

Did you see this video from the NFL? It's going viral in the Who Dat Nation, it's almost as if the NFL expects the Saints to be scared! Take a look at the video and tell us your thoughts on it. Click here to watch.

We’ve got an election right around the corner, and at 3 o’clock we’ll talk with political experts about the candidates for Mayor, Sheriff, Coroner and City Council… and we want to hear your thoughts on what kind of leadership you’re looking for.

But, we start with what kept me and tens of thousands of people from getting home… a record breaking arctic storm that just didn’t seem to end. It was a transportation nightmare, paralyzing airports in particular.  I was supposed to be home Friday and got home Tuesday night.   And I feel lucky that it only took two cancellations and four days!

It’s frustration with a very real sense of powerlessness. But does it have to be? Flyers do have rights! And to learn what rights we have even in a weather disaster, and what might change after this travel disaster, we have Paul Hudson, the Executive Director of the non-profit organization "Flyer’s Rights." 

Join me, won't you?

Angela

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People: CoronerPaul HudsonSean PaytonTodd Menesses




 
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