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Good News LA: Alana Beard (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-01-05

Duration: 00:06:19

Subjects: Nonprofit organizations | Beard, Alana | Basketball players


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Beard, Alana Interviewee
  • Tucker, Marie Interviewee
  • Kelly, Kristin Interviewee


This segment from the January 5, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s interview with Alana Beard, a former WNBA basketball player and the founder and president of the 318 Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing opportunities for underserved young women in Shreveport. LeBlanc also interviews Marie Tucker, program coordinator at 318 Vision and 318 Action, and Kristin Kelly, program director for the 318 Foundation. This segment is a part of the “Good News Louisiana” series.