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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

Apr 24, 2020

Along with Louisiana’s stay at home order came lots of school closures. Overnight, parents and guardians became homeschool educators and the challenge of keeping kids engaged all day, every day, became job one. In this context, who better to talk to than Will Barrios, Certified Play Expert, Founder and CEO of Tatro Hand-Built Magnetic Toys. Will has lots of ideas about creativity and play, and how to use this time of the pandemic to encourage the young and young at heart.


You can shop online with Tatro Hand-Built Magnetic Toys here:

The Tatro website features the Just Play Blog. Will has a coloring book download available on the blog here, plus a post about social-distancing resources for parents.


Red Stick Strong is a podcast highlighting Baton Rouge business serving customers during the pandemic. Hosted by Catherine O'Brien and produced by Branch Out Programs. Follow Red Stick Strong on Instagram. Do you know a BR business that needs a shout-out? Tell Catherine