On this week’s Community Concerns, Brian talks to a variety of guests discussing topics concerning to the citizens of Baton Rouge.
The first guest was Jay Thomas from the Blood Donation Center of Our Lady of the Lake. Jay explains the importance of blood donation and breaks down how many lives 1 pint of blood can save. He talks about the “Beat Bama Blood Drive.” This blood drive pits Louisiana against Alabama where WAFB in Baton Rouge partnered with Our Lady of the Lake to beat their sister station in Birmingham, Al to see who can donate the most blood.
Next, Jay Ducote spoke to Morgan Moss and James Fox Smith to talk about the St. Francisville Food and Wine Festival. The festival will take place this upcoming Sunday, November 17th till Monday, November 18th from 12 a.m. on Sunday till 12 a.m. on Monday. At this festival you will be able to taste wine from all over and eat food from some of the areas top restaurants.
On Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Pennigton Barracks downtown, there will be a Veteran’s Day parade. The parade will begin at noon in front of the River Front Plaza. There will be a band at 11 a.m. before the parade and during the parade their will be an F-15 flyover. At this Veteran’s parade, there will be 3 World War II veterans, all of which are over the age of 100.
Finally, Holly Sheets and Dr. Susan Thornton joined Brian to talk about I-Care’s push to educate children on gun safety in school. In this program, they teach students what to do and who to tell if you see a gun on campus or you suspect someone might have a gun with them. They will educate children from grade 7-down, but the message is just as important no matter the age of the child.