Community Concerns 11-10-19

Community Concerns

On this week’s Community Concerns, Brian talks to a variety of guests discussing topics concerning to the citizens of Baton Rouge.

The first guest was Jay Thomas from the Blood Donation Center of Our Lady of the Lake.  Jay explains the importance of blood donation and breaks down how many lives 1 pint of blood can save.  He talks about the “Beat Bama Blood Drive.”  This blood drive pits Louisiana against Alabama where WAFB in Baton Rouge partnered with Our Lady of the Lake to beat their sister station in Birmingham, Al to see who can donate the most blood.

Next, Jay Ducote spoke to Morgan Moss and James Fox Smith to talk about the St. Francisville Food and Wine Festival.  The festival will take place this upcoming Sunday, November 17th till Monday, November 18th from 12 a.m. on Sunday till 12 a.m. on Monday.  At this festival you will be able to taste wine from all over and eat food from some of the areas top restaurants.

On Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Pennigton Barracks downtown, there will be a Veteran’s Day parade.  The parade will begin at noon in front of the River Front Plaza.  There will be a band at 11 a.m. before the parade and during the parade their will be an F-15 flyover.  At this Veteran’s parade, there will be 3 World War II veterans, all of which are over the age of 100.

Finally, Holly Sheets and Dr. Susan Thornton joined Brian to talk about I-Care’s push to educate children on gun safety in school.  In this program, they teach students what to do and who to tell if you see a gun on campus or you suspect someone might have a gun with them.  They will educate children from grade 7-down, but the message is just as important no matter the age of the child.

About author

Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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