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https://vimeo.com/848217952?share=copy In this episode of What’s What BR, we meet Ashley Rodrigue, Public Affairs Director w/ the State Fire Marshal’s office. Ashley discusses the importance
https://vimeo.com/829464968?share=copy On this episode of What’s What BR, we meet with returning guest Mike Steele, Communications Director at Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency
On this Episode of What’s What BR, we meet with EBR School’s Chief of Literacy, Shenoa Warren and Executive Director of Early Childhood, Dr. Leigh
In this episode of What’s What BR, we meet with first-time guest Samuel Heisman of Great Hearts Academies. Heisman describes his role as the founding head of school at Great Hearts Harveston, as well as Great Hearts’ value proposition of “classical education.” We also discuss the progress of Louisiana’s first Great Hearts Academy, which is set to open in August of 2023.
In this episode of What’s What BR we meet with first-time guest Dr. Russo, a gastroenterologist and regional medical director of Ochsner Baton Rouge. Dr. Russo discusses his role and the physician-led environment Ochsner has created. We also discuss what can be done to take preventive measures regarding gastrointestinal diseases, as well as when it is appropriate to visit your gastroenterologist for screenings.
In this episode of What’s What BR, we meet with returning guest Teri Casso of the St. Elizabeth Foundation. Teri discusses her role at St. Elizabeth’s Foundation and their mission. St. Elizabeth Foundation’s mission is to provide maternity and adoption services for women in crisis pregnancies and families who wish to adopt. We discuss the changes that have resulted in adoption this year, as well as the work and preparation St. Elizabeth Foundation must do to anticipate these changes for women and adoption.
In this episode of What’s What BR, we meet with first time guest, Dr. Kenny Cole. Dr. Cole discusses his role as System Vice President of Clinical Improvement and his efforts to improve clinical care for patients, providers, and care teams. We also discuss in detail the new Ochsner 65 Plus clinic.
In this episode of What’s What BR we meet with BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson. Corey discusses his impressive role, as well as his day-to-day activities. We also discuss how BREC upholds the standards of being named the “Top Large Park System in the Nation.” Wilson also discusses what BREC is currently working on right now in terms of exciting projects coming up in the near future.
In this episode of What’s What BR, we meet with returning guest Congressman Garret Graves to discuss the current projects that are being worked on for this upcoming year. He discusses what is being done to prevent flooding problems in our area and improve traffic in Baton Rouge. We also discuss our fast-paced society and government efforts to keep pace in an accelerated world.
In this episode of What’s What BR, we meet with Tracy Wirtz and Tracy White of Cox Communication to discuss their roles. They discuss Cox Communication’s efforts to make internet more affordable for individuals through the Affordable Connectivity Program. Wirtz and White also describe the qualifications for the savings program, along with how to spread the message and get more individuals involved. For more information, click the link below: https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/affordable-connectivity-program.html
In this episode of What’s What BR, we meet with Breast Surgeon Oncologist, Dr. Lindsey Fauveau. Dr. Fauveau discusses her career path, along with her specializations. She also highlights the High-Risk Breast Clinic she created at Ochsner to treat women that are at high risk for breast cancer, and she mentions the many services Ochsner offers to breast cancer patients to ensure they are well taken care of.
In this episode of What’s What BR we meet with Dr. Quentina Timoll. Dr. Timoll discusses the responsibilities associated with her job role as Chief of Staff of the Louisiana Department of Education. We also highlight the ongoing literacy crisis currently affecting students, including the efforts that can be made to overcome this issue.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Mayor-President Broome returns to give updates on the happenings in Baton Rouge. She discusses Blight Month in East Baton Rouge, along with events occurring in September to help beautify the Baton Rouge community.
In this episode of What’s What BR, we join Mike Edwards, Director of Aviation. Mike discusses his role, as well as BTR Airport’s community efforts. He also discusses their partnerships with local businesses in the Baton Rouge community, including The Kid Scoop News Learning and Literacy Lab.
In this episode of Whats What BR, we meet with Whitney Hoffman Sayal, CEO of the Downtown Development District (DDD). Whitney discusses her role and DDD’s efforts to improve downtown Baton Rouge. She also mentions family-friendly events and attractions in this area.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Superintendent Dr. Arthur Joffrion returns to discuss the operations needed for students returning to school in the fall. He also highlights the ongoing support Iberville Schools have from the community to better their students and prepare them for future careers.
In this episode of What’s What BR, we meet with Dr. Samita Das, who specializes in pain management and back and spine care. Dr. Das discusses a day in the life of being a pain management doctor. She emphasizes the importance of reducing pain levels in her patients and increasing their quality of life.
In this episode of What’s What BR, we meet with Toby Guidry, Sales Center Manager-Baton Rouge with Coca-Cola Bottling Company United. Guidry discusses how Coca-Cola Bottling Company United gives back to the community. He explains their scholarship programs, their internship program with HBCU schools, and their local program that allows schools to improve their athletic department.
In this episode of What’s What BR, returning guest Ginger Guttner joins us to update us on their new Stephenson Pet Clinic. She also discusses what services they offer, as well as how to care for your pet during hot weather.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Catherine Thornton, Director of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Development, joins us to discuss Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s partnership with Baton Rouge Community College. This program, launching in Fall 2022, will provide employment opportunities for students with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and other organizations in the community.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Chimene Grant Saloy joins us to discuss her role and what the Audubon Institute does to give back to the community. She also talks about the Cool Zoo and the Gator Run lazy river, two exciting new additions to the Audubon Zoo!
In this episode of What’s What BR, CEO Edgar Silvey returns to discuss changes in medical practices that resulted from Covid-19, such as telehealth. He also discusses what you can do as a student to prepare before returning to school in the fall.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Stephanie Cargile returns to discuss ExxonMobil’s summer internships.
In this episode of What’s What BR we meet with Susan Russell of Keep Louisiana Beautiful. She discusses the current attempts of keeping our state clean, as well as what we can do to keep Louisiana beautiful.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Dr. Craig Greene of Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic discusses his role as a public safety commissioner.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Dr. Burnham of Ochsner Sports Medicine discusses the importance of sports medicine and his job role as the director of the sports medicine program.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Paul Arrigo of Visit Baton Rouges gives us the update of what’s really up in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge is widely open and, since the pandemic, has a lot going on. It’s a good time to be in Baton Rouge right now.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Jamie and Britt of The Mortgage Firm comes on the show to share what they do and how they can help anyone looking or planning to get a home easy and not at all daunting.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Tara and Kaia of VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) come on the show to share with us how much volunteering to teach can make a difference
In this episode of What’s What BR, Dr. Sito Narcisse explains how the gap that exists in schools is an “economic gap” and how he’s trying to provide families with better economic advantages to be able to close that gap.
In this episode of What’s What BR, LSU Students, Jessica and Sarah, share what the LSU Dance Marathon is about and how this student-run fundraiser event serves a greater cause.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Dr. Trey, Dr. Steven, Executive Director Anne, and Dr. Traci, share with us the plans that Our Lady Of The Lake and Mcmain’s have together.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Mallorie Frelich of the Pelican State Credit Union comes on the show to highlight the benefits of being a member. She also educates us on the difference between a credit union and a bank, as well as sharing their upcoming event this March.
In this episode of What’s What BR, we dive in to talking about the projects and activities done in collaboration with the Department of Justice with Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Tara and Mary of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library share with us the efforts the library has done to give children better access to reading materials.
Visit the Library’s website at ebrpl.com to know more about the different activities they’ve set and events they have.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Wesley Watts of the West Baton Rouge Schools, and Superintendent of the year, shares with us their upcoming Job Fair happening on March 10.
Brandon and Wes talk about the need for teachers and how we can encourage the youth to decide on a career path that can help educate and form the next generation.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome shares the latest initiative from her office which is the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Chris Meyer of New Schools for Baton Rouge comes on the show to talk about our education system and what the different kinds of schools affect our children’s learning and growth.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Superintendent of the West Baton Rouge Parish Schools, Wes Watts, comes back on the show to provide us with an update with how schools in the area are being held.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Mathew Laborde of Elifin Realty comes back on the show to share with us the progress the real estate industry has gotten since the pandemic hit and how the industry has actually been doing better than it has in years.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Adam Knapp of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber fills us in on the activities that BRAC has been up to and what they continue to do to better help businesses in the Baton Rouge area
In this episode of What’s What BR, With November being Lung Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Emily Cassidy of Our Lady Of The Lake talks about Lung Cancer.
From detecting early symptoms, early interventions, surgery, treatments, and more.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Superintendent of the West Baton Rouge Parish Schools, Wesley Watts, shares the normalcy the schools are now in and how face to face classes are going.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Tekoah Boatner of the Youth Oasis Children Shelter comes back on the show to give us an update on the activities and upcoming plans the shelter has.
In this episode of What’s What BR, we dive into November’s Adoption awareness with Teri Casso of the St. Elizabeth foundation.
Teri shares the mission that the foundation aims for and what they do to raise awareness for adoption.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome comes back on the show to give us the update on how Baton Rouge is doing to overcome COVID-19.
She also shares the updates on the drainage project and other activities that the mayor’s office is currently holding.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Ginger Guttner of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine gives us an update on their activities.
More than just a veterinary school, they run an animal hospital, which continued to operate during the pandemic, and continue to care for animals and educate the public on animal care and safety.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Karron Alford of Visit Baton Rouge shares the places to visit and things to do in Baton Rouge.
Tourism and hospitality took a hit when CoVID-19 came but Baton Rouge is now bouncing back.
In this episode of What’s What BR, we talk about the mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), that of which is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Dr. Arthur Joffrion, Superintendent of the Iberville Parish Schools, shares with us what a day in the life of a superintendent is like and the work that goes into ensuring that schools in the parish are well taken care of.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Dr. Sito Narcisse, Superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, is back on the show to share with us how the parish schools have been doing and the efforts made to keep the school going despite CoVID-19 still being around.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Ethan Bush of 225 Gives and George Bell from the Capital Area United Way comes on the show to talk about the annual fundraising event, that is, Giving Tuesday.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
In this episode of What’s What BR, veterans in the show, Major Don and Greg Meriwether comes back to share with us what’s going on with the Salvation Army.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Molly and Jonna of the Baton Rouge Ballet gives us the 2021 update.
From just a 1 show a year theater to multiple shows in a year, the Baton Rouge Ballet is constantly growing; from finding new talents to adding shows.
Check out their upcoming shows on their website or to support them!
In this episode of What’s What BR, Kim Canezaro of Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shares with us how they’ve been handling their school activity amidst the pandemic and after the most recent hurricane; hurricane Ida.
Despite it all, the school remains in service to the students and have been able to keep going and even do better.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Cheryl Ollmann, Principal of the Brighton School, gives us an in depth talk of how the Brighton School prepares students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences to succeed
In this episode of What’s What BR, we speak with Michelle Mercure of the American Lung Association to give us the real deal with how Tobacco affects us and how vaping isn’t really different.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Mayor President Broome comes back to give us an update with where we’re at regarding COVID-19, The state’s drainage and the Youth Advisory Program.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Paula Shamsie of the Alzheimer’s Association for Louisiana helps us understand the very real disease – that is Alzheimer’s.
She provides us with updates on a new drug that could help those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and who are qualified to receive it.
In this episode of Whats What BR, Superintendent Watts of the West Baton Rouge Schools gives us the feel of “back to school” in 2021
In this episode of What’s What BR, CASA BR comes back on the show with Sarah Tranchina to share with us their on going efforts to recruit volunteers.
Given the state Louisiana is in right now, CASA has opened training for volunteers online.
Interested to know more about becoming a volunteer and fostering? visit https://www.casabr.org/
In this episode of What’s What BR, Kati Morse, Assistant Director of Hammond Downtown Development District, shares the return of their Downtown Hammond tradition and one of South Louisiana’s most anticipated annual events, Hot August Night!
This year’s event will take place Friday, August 27, 2021 from 5:30pm-10:00pm. Since they couldn’t celebrate last year as they turned 25 years, this year’s event will be bigger, better, and will celebrate the mark of their 25 years!
In this episode of What’s What BR, Dr. Sito Narcisse comes back on the show to give us an update on EBR school system.
Exciting things are brewing at EBR parish school system! With plans of opening a school for visual performing arts, building a new school in South Baton Rouge to provide more opportunities in that city, Professional development for teachers, principals, and even EBR Schools TV!
Listen to the full episode to hear it straight from Dr. Narcisse to find out what more you can expect and how to engage with them!
In this episode of What’s What BR, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome gives us the details on the program – “Go Get Healthy”
The Mayor’s office has been partnering with different organizations to make things happen.
The Go Get Healthy program aims to be able to provide local food security.
$175,000 in grants have been provided to focus on Go Get Healthy goals so they can increase the opportunity for people to have affordable and nutritious food within their communities.
Listen to the full podcast to hear more about this and other updates!
In this episode of What’s What BR, Baton Rouge General CEO, Edgardo Tenreiro shares with us how everyone in Baton Rouge General was able to really come together during the pandemic to get things moving and make things happen.
Edgardo also shares about their upcoming project at Baton Rouge General and updates in Hospital tech innovation!
Listen to the full podcast to know more about it and get to know more about Baton Rouge General.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Lucas Spielfogel of the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition educates us about what they do and their current open application.
BRYC provides Fellows the best college-preparatory and persistence resources money can buy — for free — so they can maximize the value of their degrees, build wealth, and interrupt generational poverty cycles.
If you’re interested in partnering with BRYC, they’re currently accepting applications but you have to be quick since it closes on July 1!
Listen to the full podcast to know if you’re eligible and how you can get started.
In this episode of What’s What BR, Christian Engle of the Capital Area YMCA shares with us YMCA’s latest project initiative which focuses on foster kids and families inclusivity.
The Y is believes that there is something for every one and that they ARE for everyone!
In this episode of What’s What BR, Rosalind Thompson of BASIS gives us the latest news on their upcoming opening of their latest campus, which totals to 31 BASIS schools in the country.
BASIS is dedicated to providing world-class education to their students. Rosalind shares what a typical BASIS student would learn, even as a kindergartener!
In this episode of What’s What BR, CEO of 33 years, Edgar H. Silvey, of The Baton Rouge Clinic, shares how things have gone back to normal and that they are more than welcoming of patients and happy to be treating them.
The Baton Rouge Clinic is celebrating 75 years and are happy to still be in service for and with the community.
What’s What BR with Chimene Grant Salot of Audubon Nature Institute
Description : In this episode of Whats What BR, Chimene Grant Saloy of the Audubon Nature Institute comes on the show to talk about all the wonderful things that Audubon has to offer!
Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of ten museums and parks dedicated to nature.
Theres something for every member of the family here!
Head on over to their website at audubonnatureinstitute.org to purchase your tickets!
In this episode of What’s What BR, Mike Steele of GOHSEP gives us his recommendations on safety habits to teach families so that we know what to do in case of calamities.
He also highlights the need for every household to be prepared for when the unthinkable happens. https://getagameplan.org/ is a website dedicated to help everyone better prepare and plan for these moments.
In this episode of What’s What’ BR, Dr. Rubin Patel shares with us the latest updates happening with Patient Plus Urgent Care.
We get the first scoop on their latest project. Hear it first in this episode!
In this episode of What’s What BR, Garret Graves shares his experience having been invited to talk about infrastructure.
Being a Ranking Member for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation and is the Ranking Member for the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Infrastructure is one of the top 2 things he passionately talks about.
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.
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.
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!
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!