What's what BR

Have a question? Want updates on your favorite businesses around town? Need information on COVID-19? Or, maybe you just want to keep up with what’s happening around the community? Whichever your reasoning, What’s What, BR? is the place for you to find all of those things and more. Providing real, local information that affects our community, What’s What’s, BR? is your go-to location to stay in the know about what’s going on in Baton Rouge. What’s What, BR? is full of community members who are coming together to talk about what makes our community so special, while also providing resources, updates, and even fun.

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Latest Episodes

What’s What BR with Randel Truax of Alpha One Imaging

In this episode of What’s What BR, Randel Truax of Alpha One Imaging gives us the “what’s what” on the nature of their business; what they are, how they operate, when they operate.

The goal of Alpha One Imaging is to provide timely onsite diagnostic services performed by licensed technologists; interpreted and transcribed by subspecialty trained, expert radiologists.

Their reliable 24/7 service means you receive prompt results from JCAHO certified radiologists anytime, any day.

What’s What BR with Robyn Lott of BREC’s Baton Rouge ZOO | Wild Wine Walk

In this episode of What’s What BR, Robyn Lott of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo shares their upcoming event, Wild Wine Walk.

The Wild Wine Walk is a first of its kind at the Baton Rouge Zoo offering guests an opportunity to stroll the Zoo as they taste a variety of wines & sample small bites from local eateries. The event will take place on May 21st from 4pm – 7:30pm.

What’s What BR with Todd Graves, founder of Raising Cane’s, talks about his show, Restaurant Recovery

In this episode of What’s What BR, Todd Graves, founder of Raising Cane’s, Shares his latest project series called Restaurant Recovery, which was conceptualised by the thought of “paying it forward” by helping out independent restaurants.

The pandemic that came really hit hard on a lot businesses, especially on independent restaurants. Todd Grave’s was able to pivot to sustain Raising Cane’s but he thought about the restaurants that could not sustain themselves during these trying times.

With that in mind, he brainstormed with experts from the company, as well as celebrity friend like Shaquille O’Neal and Snoop Dogg, to help independent restaurants that struggled to make ends meet during the pandemic and formed the show Restaurant Recovery.

The show is now streaming on Discovery+.

 Listen to the podcast to know more about it!

What’s What BR with Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

In this episode of What’s What BR, we’re happy to have Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome back to talk about what’s going in in Baton Rouge.

More initiatives have been made to ensure that Baton Rouge is being optimised the safest, and best way possible for all it’s residents and citizens.

Mayor Broome shares about the Mayors New Work Force Program, which is a holistic program intended to giving the youth opportunities to gain experience and earn from it.

With regards to the pandemic, Mayor Broome aims for “community vaccination” but encourages people who feel are “in the dark” with information with regards to the vaccine, to do some real research and check from credible resources to enlighten them to make informed decisions when deciding whether or not they choose to be vaccinated.

Listen to the full podcast to know more about what’s going on in Baton Rouge!

What’s What BR with Molly Phillips and Paul McJulien of the National Youth Advocate Program

In this episode of What’s What BR Molly Phillips comes back on the show, with Paul McJulien, from the National Youth Advocate Program to share the word that May is National Foster Care Month.

The National Youth Advocate Program would love to hear from families in Louisiana who are interested in partnering with them to become Foster parents/families.

If you’re interested in becoming one, check them out on their website at https://www.nyap.org/nyap-locations/louisiana.html

What’s What BR with Tim Murphy and Brandon Moore of BOOMERS

In this episode of What’s What BR, we talk about how COVID-19 has affected the travel & tourism industry – specifically, to parks.

Tim Murphy and Brandon Moore of BOOMERS talk about how they had to pivot during the beginning and how creative they got to keep things going.

Check out their website to know which parks are open and their operating times!

https://boomersparks.com/

What’s What BR with Shelton Jones of The Emerge Center

In this episode of What’s What BR, we brought on Shelton Jones of The Emerge Center to talk about their foundation and what they’re all about.

Emerge empowers children with autism and individuals with communication challenges to achieve independence through an interdisciplinary therapy program within an innovative educational model.

What’s What BR with Rod Spilling of Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy

In this episode of What’s What BR, we talk with Rod Spilling of Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy.

Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy Started in 2007 and serves a wide range of students, half of their population is a traditional high school bound diploma track and the other half of the population are what they call “pace classes” where they teach practical academic and community education for students with Neuro diversity.

Rod is a multimedia teacher and specialist and what he teaches, specifically, is a wide range of multimedia. From teaching creative computer applications, 3D, coding, introduction of the computer, Essentially, if you can think of a computer related item, he gets to teach the students on all levels at Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy.

Rod shares how they nurture what it is that makes each student unique and they find out what they like; The idea of not trying to fit the kid into the box, instead, adjust to the mold of the child, allows them to have a much more successful educational experience.

What’s What BR with Stewart T. Gordon, MD of Louisiana Healthcare Connections

In this episode of What’s What BR, Dr. Stewart Gordon of the Louisiana Healthcare Connections answers the questions that most of us aren’t certain about.

Dr. Stewart Gordon reminds us all how important it is to keep up with our children’s routine vaccines. 2020 definitely seemed like a blur and because of CoVid-19, and the stay at home orders, it became difficult to keep up with getting things done; but now that things are slowly adjusting to the new normal, he urges all parents to make sure that kids get back to their scheduled vaccines.

He also addresses the concern that most parents have when it comes to kids unable to socialize and having to distance from other; the implications that come with schooling remotely/virtually and how anxiety is a real and serious issue that can build in children when they aren’t able to find an outlet for their need to socialize or get outside.

What’s What BR with Wes Haws of Blue Zoo

In this episode, we brought on Wes Haws from the Blue Zoo who opens up Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s first Aquatic Zoo.

With Blue Zoo’s grand opening, April 1, in the Louisiana Mall, Wes Haws shares all the fun things everyone can do! From families to aquatic enthusiasts; the Blue Zoo features a lot of different aquatic life but they also have birds and some reptiles to show.

What’s What BR with Dr. Sito Narcisse of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System

In this episode of What’s What BR, Dr. Sito Narcisse gives us his words of wisdom about education.

He tackles and makes us understand that the achievement gap is actually coming from the literacy gap that exists. When kids can’t read, write, or comprehend, it impacts them over time. When they can’t do that, there’s an opportunity gap.

What’s What BR with Anne Hindrichs & Lindi Rubin Spalatin of McMains Children’s Development Center

In this episode of What’s What BR, our guests, Anne & Lindi of McMains Children’s Development Center shares how they lead their organization and keep it going through their passion for the service they do.

The mission of the McMains Children’s Developmental Center is to advance the quality of life for children and their families by providing physical, developmental, academic and communication services.

Anne, having been over 30 years with McMains Children’s Development Center certainly believes that every child and family is worth helping out and that with the right support, every child and their family can live a better life.

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