Community Concerns 6-21-20

Community Concerns

On Community Concerns, Brian Haldane talks to folks dealing with issues concerning to those in the Baton Rouge area.  

First up,

Dr. Alex Billioux joined the show to talk about the recent spike in Coronavirus cases in the past week.  Dr. Billioux explains why this is happening and what we can do to control the numbers and maintain the number of cases.  Billioux says that part of the recent spike in numbers and contact tracing.  He breaks down contact tracing and says that contact tracing isn’t so much about finding positive tests but determining where and how the infected person was exposed to Covid-19.  Finally, he breaks down how Baton Rouge well Baton Rouge is doing in regards to case numbers and how the state compares to neighboring states at this point.

Next, Guy T Williams is the CEO and Co-Founder of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust. He joined Brian to discuss how the day to day banking business as a whole has adapted and changed during Covid-19, navigating PPP’s and how differently banking will look moving forward.

Finally, Pediatrician Dr. Mandy Grier with Our Lady of the Lake joined the show to talk about the importance of not delaying vaccinations.  With the Coronavirus causing businesses to close and with a mandatory stay-at-home order that was in place, medical visits have been postponed by a lot of people.  Dr. Grier explains the importance of not delaying well visits and vaccinations.  She breaks down the different types of vaccinations and which ones are more crucial and time sensitive than others.  Then, Dr. Grier explains the different safety precautions that are in place when a child visits the doctor’s office.  Finally, she explains how you can schedule and appointment with Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health.

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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