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Businesses in the Red Stick are getting creative to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The Red Stick Strong podcast highlights Baton Rouge business to share what owners and other leaders are doing now, and how you can help. You'll hear business owners describe how they are continuing to serve their customers despite the pandemic, as well as some of their outlook for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana community. 

Red Stick Strong is hosted by Baton Rouge podcast producer  Catherine O'Brien and produced by Branch Out Programs. Follow Red Stick Strong on Instagram! Know a BR business we should feature? Hit us up! Let's geaux BR! #RSSPodcast

Jun 4, 2020

[Please note: This interview was recorded Saturday, May 30, 2020.] Mental health has been one of the ongoing conversations during the pandemic—this is actually a positive development in terms of awareness and people openly discussing issues like depression, anxiety, self-harm, and other related topics. Chelsea...


May 26, 2020

Listeners take a look in the mirror—do you need a haircut? Of course, we’ve all seen the memes about haircuts during the pandemic. But barbering is serious business; it’s also a service that happens in close contact. How has the industry (and individual barbers) responded? Quincy Jackson is a barber and...


May 22, 2020

Handmade tortillas, slow smoked brisket, fresh margaritas (no mix, made with love)—this and more can be found at JoVi’s Tacos (13214 Coursey Blvd, Suite A, Baton Rouge.) Can you imagine what it would be like to open your restaurant on February 1st… and a few weeks later find yourself in a global pandemic? Jorge...


May 21, 2020

Sundays have been quite different for many people for the last couple of months as faith organizations observed social distancing and stay at home practices. Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge holds the vision of being a healing place for a hurting world. What does that mean in the age of pandemic? Marla Stroup (pastor...


May 19, 2020

Don’t be afraid of your BRAND! Matt Dardenne, Creative Director and Co-Owner of Red Six Media is on the Red Stick Strong podcast to talk about what brand is (and why it’s so big especially through the pandemic) plus how to communicate who you are as business right now. Matt and the Red Six team have been working on...