Have you heard Bodi White’s ideas for Baton Rouge?

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red bayou showState Senator Bodi White, who is running for Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish was our guest this week. White talked about some of the major issues facing Baton Rouge right now. When it comes to education, Senator White says we need to start early to get through to kids that are falling out of the school system and into a life of crime. He made mention of a mentor-ship program to expose kids to better alternatives to a career other than drugs and gangs. White talked about using his experience in law enforcement as a way to shake things up in crime fighting. We talked about the size and cost of our local government, and White said that the number of employees needs to be addressed. More than that, the cost of pensions needs to be corralled. In terms of infrastructure and traffic, White said we have far greater problems than needing a gondola. Interestingly, he said he feels Baton Rouge has likely missed its window for developing a loop, but added a number of suggestions for creating more roads that would ease congestion.

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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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