Community Concerns 12-15-19

Community Concerns

On Community Concerns, Brian Haldane discusses topics that are concerning to the Baton Rouge community.

First,  Anne DeWitt joins the show.  Anne is a Nurse Practitioner and HIV Screening Coordinator for Our Lady of the Lake and she says Baton Rouge is dropping in the HIV rankings.  Anne explains what HIV is, how it’s contracted, how to get screened for it, and certain symptoms that could be caused by HIV.  She also breaks down why Baton Rouge is dropping in the rankings and what the city is doing to make a positive impact in a fight against HIV.

Next, Phil Frost, the Director of the BREC Zoo joined Brian to talk about the Zoo Lights event.  This is the 1oth anniversary of Zoo Lights and Phil explains what guests should expect when attended Zoo Lights.  He also discusses what the Zoo will do in 2020 for the 5oth anniversary.

Then, Anna Betts talked to District Attorney Hillar Moore at the Opioid Crisis in Baton Rouge.  Moore says that this is a huge problem in the Baton Rouge area.  Hillar defines an opioid as an unnatural drug that has addictive properties in it.  He explains how easy someone can get addicted to opioids and how it covers all age range and ethnicities.

Finally, Dr. Susan Thornton and Cecile Washington from I-Care spoke with Brian about the prevention summit.  This summit is to educate teens on substance abuse and how to handle guns in schools.  They want to teach children how to alert someone if they see a gun on campus and how to stay safe.

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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