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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 Realty. Both join Catherine O’Brien, podcast producer and host of Red Stick Strong podcast to talk about being a resource during tough times; home ownership; and what it means to be a community minded business leader.


Lydia is on Instagram:

The Facebook:

Lydia has her own website here and a profile on the Goodwood Realty website.  

Call or text Lydia: (225) 763-1723


Phil has a one-stop online shop à

Phil on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Phil is the CEO of Goodwood Realty, website here.

Red Stick Strong is a podcast on Hurricane Ida and the Baton Rouge community.  Hosted by Catherine O'Brien and produced by Branch Out Programs. Follow Red Stick Strong on Instagram. Do you know a Hurricane Ida story that needs to be told? Tell Catherine