Community Concerns 12-1-19

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Community Concerns

On this week’s Community Concerns, Brian  talks with a variety of guests about things going on in the Baton Rouge area.

There is a new sculpture on the levee at the corner of Florida and River rd.  Brian was joined by Architect Skipper Post and Mark Vincent from Rebel Graphics to talk about the new sculpture.  This Sculpture was donated by the Baton Rouge Rotary Club to celebrate their 100th anniversary.  Post and Vincent explain the importance of this sculpture and the inspiration behind it.

Next, Kurt Monty from the St. George Fire Department joined Brian to talk about fire safety when cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  Kurt explains how to properly fry a turkey, making sure your children are clear of the cooking area, and to make sure you always have a fire extinguisher on hand.  Monty says that using common sense and following basic safety tips can result in a safer cooking environment.

Dawn Starnes from NFIB was on the show to talk about Small Business Saturday.  Dawn explains how small businesses benefit so much from this day and how helping out small business will also help out the local economy as well.

Then, Ken Perret from Louisiana good Roads and Transportation Organization spoke with Brian about a letter he sent Governor John Bel Edwards about infrastructure.  Ken talks about the importance of fixing Louisiana’s roads and how he hopes that he will be able to work with Governor Edwards to fix them and where the infrastructure money will come from.

Finally, Jim Richard, the Board President for the Friends of St. Paul Church, joined Brian to break down different fundraisers to improve the church.  He also explains the backstory of the church and the different uses of it.

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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