Of Interest to You

Of Interest to You

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East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore wants you to take a simple step to help prevent guns being stolen and used in a crime - lock your car doors. The Greater Baton Rouge Crimestoppers organization is also working with the DA to get stolen guns off the streets. Executive director Sid Newman explains how you can give a tip and remain anonymous, whether you call 225-344-STOP (7867) , text CS225 and you tip to CRIME... Read more

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August 9, 2019 25 min

This week on Of Interest To You, a look back at some of the news stories of the week, including: - Baton Rouge Police and The Justice Department announce a new partnership - EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Congressman Garrett Graves talk flood control projects - NOAA updates this year's hurricane forecast

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Louisiana is dealing with a Hepatitis A outbreak, with many cases being reported in East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish. Dr. Frank Welch, medical director of the Center for Community Preparedness for the Louisiana Department of Health explains what's behind the outbreak, who's impacted and what steps are being taken to stop the spread. Then, the Governor recently declared a statewide emergency after a number of parishes were ta... Read more

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Hear from local law enforcement, leaders and the family of Sadie Roberts-Joseph after an arrest is made in her murder.

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Travel for the 4th of July holiday looks to be another record breaker, says the AAA's Don Lemon. Also, Allstate's Allison May talks about Baton Rouge's low ranking in the 15th annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report. You can read the full report here: https://www.allstate.com/americas-best-drivers/ Of Interest To You is a weekly public affairs program of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge.

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June 21, 2019 28 min

Learn how you can become a court appointed special advocate for children, and hear from a volunteer who's been through the CASA system. Today's guest are Erin Fulbright, recruitment coordinator and CASA volunteer Brent St. Blanc. Of Interest To You is a weekly public affairs program of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge.

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June 14, 2019 30 min

Guest: Barry Erwin with Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL).

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EBRPL's Mary Stein stops by to give Jeremy Poursine the rundown on everything going on at the library this summer - as always, it's not just about books! Of Interest To You is a weekly public affairs program of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge.

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This week, founder the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo Dr. Nick Rauber, DDS joins Of Interest To You to talk about the 22nd edition of the annual event, where proceeds supporting Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. Then, we hear from NOAA on their 2019 Atlantic hurricane season outlook. Of Interest To You is a weekly public affairs program of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge.

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The AAA expects another record-setting number of travelers for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Don Redman with the AAA breaks down the numbers, shows where the people are going, when the worst time to hit the road will be, and other tips before you start your road trip. Of Interest To You is a weekly public affairs program of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge.

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April 17, 2019 23 min

The Mid City Micro-Con is coming up April 27 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on Goodwood. Learn more with EBRPL STEM librarian Adam St. Pierre about what's becoming a big event - don't be fooled by the "micro" moniker! Then, Wallethub recently named Louisiana 2019's least green state. Analyst Jill Gonzalez breaks down why the Pelican State ranked at the bottom of the survey. You can read the full report here: https://w... Read more

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This week, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard stops by to talk about this year's Chippin' In for St. Jude fundraiser on April 29th. Then, hear part of Governor John Bel Edwards' opening address to lawmakers as the 2019 regular legislative session begins. Of Interest To You is a weekly public affairs program of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month - and prevention is a year-round goal of the Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center. Executive Director Toni Bankston and David St. Romain, Public Outreach Coordinator join host Jeremy Poursine to discuss the center's work and also, how you can help in their mission. Of Interest To You is a weekly public affairs program of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge.

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March 29, 2019 23 min

Dr. Robert Hendel, volunteer expert for the American Heart Association, Chief, Section of Cardiology Tulane University School of Medicine, and Director, Tulane University Heart & Vascular Institute, discusses the new guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to prevent heart disease and stroke. Of Interest To You is a weekly public affairs program of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge.

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March 23, 2019 27 min

Ashley Rodrigue with the State Fire Marshal's office has a warning about an unexpected spring fire hazard. Of Interest To You is a production of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge.

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This week on Of Interest To You, Gotcha community manager for Baton Rouge Cokie Reed talks about a bike share program that will begin in May. Then, Doug Webb, Manager, Technical Services for Terminix, talks about Baton Rouge ranking #3 in their recent list of the country's most termite-infested cities. Of Interest To You is a weekly public affairs program of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge.

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Do you have bags of Mardi Gras beads that you really don't want to keep? You can donate them to the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge to be recycled! Major Donald Tekautz joins Of Interest To You to discuss the new program, along with the 40 Days, 40 Items donation initiative for Lent and the year-round programs the Salvation Army provides for the Baton Rouge area. Of Interest To You is a production of iHeartRadio Baton Rouge. Read more

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First, hear from Murphy, Sam and Jodi as they talk with Whitney Pike, who is recovering from her opioid addiction, and Dr. Jan Laughinghouse from Capital Area Human Services. Then, LSU Department of Sociology Assistant Professor Matt Valasik joins Jeremy Poursine to discuss the recent study he led that found linking blighted property, homicides and convenience stores might predict where murders occur in Baton Rouge. Of Interest T... Read more

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A classic mystery is the selection of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library's One Book, One Community (OBOC) event for 2019. EBRPL's "Librarians of Fun" Mary Stein and Jessica McDaniel join Jeremy Poursine to discuss why "The Hound of the Baskervilles" was chosen and run down some of the many events surrounding OBOC - from book clubs, film screenings, author events and much, much more! Find everything for OBOC at ReadOneBook.org Of ... Read more

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It's another round of talks about possibly building a new Mississippi River bridge crossing, as the Capital Area Road & Bridge District recently met for the first time. But will this time be different? Jeremy Poursine talks with Baton Rouge Area Chamber SVP of Economic Competitiveness Liz Smith on how the district was developed, who's taking part, what was discussed in that first meeting, and what the future may hold. Of Interest ... Read more

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