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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 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 O’Brien on Red Stick Strong to talk about how professional truckers work before, during, and after a natural disaster like Hurricane Ida.

Truckers are specially equipped—skill-wise and personality-wise to help out when needs arise. Consider this interview a sneak peek into the secret life of trucking. You are sure to come away with an appreciation and an education of how trucking keeps Louisiana Moving.


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Renee is passionate about women taking leadership in Louisiana elected offices. Learn more about Louisiana Women Lead on their website:

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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