Community Concerns 12-8-19

Community Concerns

On Community Concerns, Brian takes a weekly look around at events and topics concerning to the Baton Rouge area.

First up, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul joined Brian to talk about the spike in homicides in Baton Rouge during the month of November.  The rise in homicides is concerning to Chief Paul but he says that there is a 14% decrease in homicides compared to last year.  Chief Paul believes that a lot of the recent shootings are connected due to gang and group violence.  Paul breaks down who may be behind the homicides and what BRPD is doing to prevent these murders going forward.

Next, Officer Don Coppola from BRPD was in studio and spoke with Brian about different fugitives in the area in order to get them off the street.  Don details what the fugitives are wanted for, when the crimes occurred, what they look like, and where their last known location was.  Then, Coppola talks a little Christmas safety and how there are many ways that folks can stay safe during the holiday season.

Then, 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.

Finally, Brian talks about a variety of news stories that are important to Baton Rouge.

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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