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A podcast about community and for the community of Baton Rouge-- that's Red Stick Strong. Hurricane Ida hit on August 29, but her impact is being felt weeks later. Listen to the Red Stick Strong podcast series about Hurricane Ida and learn about this severe weather event from a variety of perspectives. Hear about the science of the storm; trucking; churches; business leaders; insurance; and more! 

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! #redstickstrong

Oct 22, 2021

One of the best things that happens during a natural disaster like Hurricane Ida is seeing neighbors helping neighbors. Local businesses can also pitch in and help, since community links arm in arm with success and growth. Lydia Woods is a Realtor and real estate investor. Phil Debin is a broker and the CEO of Goodwood...


Oct 20, 2021

Are you hearing rumblings about our supply chain? Did you see professional truckers delivering water, generators, food and more during Hurricane Ida? Have you ever considered how much trucking impacts your daily life? Renee Amar, the Executive Director of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association joins Catherine...


Oct 18, 2021

SPECIAL NOTE: Get the WBRZ Weather App! Available now on the WBRZ website.

Dr. Josh Eachus is the chief meteorologist at WBRZ Channel 2. He’s been on the Baton Rouge weather scene since 2013 and earned his PHD from LSU in 2017. Dr. Josh knows weather! He also knows the importance of communication around weather...


Oct 16, 2021

Hurricane Ida made landfall on August 29 yet many in South Louisiana are still living with the effects many weeks later. We all know that disaster can strike at any time, but an active hurricane season can bring that reality into focus.

The Red Stick Strong podcast is back with a special series on Hurricane Ida....


Sep 10, 2020

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the United States, and the United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Pair this statistic with the fact that most prisoners eventually return to society—what does that mean for our community as a whole; not overlooking victims of crime and not...