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Most Recent Episodes

What’s What BR with Renita Williams Thomas of In Loving Arms Pediatric Day Health Center

In this episode of What’s What BR, Loving Arms Pediatric Day Health Center founder, Renita Williams Thomas, shares her story of compassion which led to the birth of her pediatric health center.

In Loving Arms Pediatric Day Health Center offers a new concept in care with a combination of skilled nursing, education and therapy. Health services are administered in a state-of-the-art child-friendly environment, likened to a daycare setting.

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Whats What BR with Wendy Lipsey

In this episode of What’s What BR, LOPA volunteer, Wendy Lipsey, shares her journey as a donor receiver. Having needed a Liver transplant and a Kidney transplant, her personal experience has given her the drive to help out those who are faced with the same fate.

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What’s What BR with Chelsea Borruano of the You Are Not Alone Project

In this episode of What’s What BR, we bring to light, the community that helps out with those suffering from mental health and wellness, the You Are Not Alone Project; Founded by Chelsea Borruano in 2019, it is a non-profit community which builds a network of support for mental health and wellness in Baton Rouge. With the pandemic, Chelsea has brought her platform virtual and has been able to reach more people and continues to do so for all those in need.

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What’s What BR with Cheri Johnson of Woman’s Hospital

In this episode of What’s What BR, Woman’s hospital’s chief nursing officer, Cheri Johnson, shares with us what it means to lead an organization with around 900 exceptional nurses, the importance of representation; being able to have a seat at the Maternal Child Health Council for American Hospital Association and the responsibility to ensure that patients and staff at Woman’s feel safe and well cared for.

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What’s What BR with Stephanie Manson of Our Lady Of the Lake (OLOL)

In this episode of What’s What BR, Stephanie Manson, Chief Operating Officer, of Our Lady Of the Lake shares with us how they are committed to building a healthy community through excellence in patient care and education.

Stephanie also shares how they will be participating during this year’s American Heart Association
Louisiana’s Go Red for Women Virtual Lunch-In to raise awareness about heart disease. Join her and other exceptional leaders virtually on Friday, Feb 5 at noon.

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What’s What BR with Norisha and Jessica of Junior League Baton Rouge

In this episode of What’s What BR, Norisha and Jessica of Junior League Baton Rouge joins us to share what they’re all about and the advocacy they lead as an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

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What’s What BR with Renee and Susie of March of Dimes

In this episode of What’s What BR, We brought on Renee and Susie from March of Dimes to share with us what they do as an organization and the advocacy they lead to fight for the health of all moms and babies and how they are radically trying to improve the health care they receive. They also tell us how the pandemic has affected them but hasn’t stopped them from empowering families with the knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies.

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What’s What BR with Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes of the Rock It Right Show

In this episode of What’s What BR, Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes of the Rock it Right Show shares how they met, how the show came to be, and how they are using their platform to empower people by sharing people’s stories and their businesses. They make use of their presence and influence to highlight businesses that could use the spotlight now more than ever.

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What’s What BR with Tekoah Boatner of Youth Oasis

In this episode of What’s What BR we speak with Tekoah Boatner of Youth Oasis which is an organization that provides support to the youth and young adults recovering from the trauma of homelessness and family separation through housing, healthcare, and advocacy. Tekoah talks about their participation in an upcoming fundraiser where people can donate to and their upcoming activities for the organization.

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What’s What BR with Tressa Fuller of TOTAL

In this episode of What’s What BR, we sat and spoke with Tressa Fuller, Talent developer of TOTAL as she shares with us what it means to help employees develop their talents and upgrade their skills backed with her 20 years of experience, as well as some recruiter tips and recruiter insights when applying for work.

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What’s What BR with Major Don and Greg Meriwether with Salvation Army

In this episode of What’s What BR, we check back with Major Don and Greg Meriwether with the Baton Rouge Salvation Army. With Christmas coming up, they share their plans to help out the community, and how they’re going to fulfill giving a “merry” Christmas, most especially to those who aren’t able to provide a merry Christmas for themselves.

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What’s What BR with Dr. Holland, Quentin, and Kalyn of FranU

In this episode of What’s What BR, we sat with Dr. Holland, Quentin, and Kalyn of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, more commonly known as FranU, and talked about the history of the University, current programs, and how they’ve managed to get through during this time of the pandemic.

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