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It’s time to turn down and tune in to some of Baton Rouge’s best podcasts and radio shows. There are plenty of series to choose from whether you’re looking for food reviews, the latest news, or stories about our furry friends. Take a look at our favorites below:  

  • Looking for a good mix of options all housed in one place? Parachute.fm is the way to go. The network gives a voice to creatives, poets, and Baton Rouge natives alike with three podcasts for you to peruse. ThrivTALK helps creatives turn their passion into a career, Drawl is a southern, spoken word poetry podcast, and altBR celebrates our community’s change-makers.   
  • Want to learn more about the go-getters of the city? Look no further than #LeadingBR, a local video series hosted by Franz Borghardt of Geaux Rouge. Celebrating leaders making a difference in Baton Rouge, the series pushes others to cultivate their own leadership skills.  
  • Join local reporter Stephanie Riegel for good food and good business as she hosts members of the Baton Rouge business community for lunch at Mansur’s in her podcast Out To Lunch. 
  • Got any questions for the big man in charge? Tune in to Ask The Governor on the third Wednesday of each month to pose your questions to Governor John Bel Edwards himself. 
  • Excite your taste buds and get your food bucket list ready with local chef Jay Ducote’s Bite and Booze Radio Show. The show touches on all aspects of the culinary scene in Baton Rouge, from food events and festivals to new restaurants and aspiring chefs. 
  • Fill your heart with a furry bundle of joy as you join Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge for their weekly Pawcast featuring their newest adoptable dogs.  

Flavor of the Week: Southern Grind Cofé 

Baton Rouge’s newest coffee shop is Southern Grind Cofé. Located where Southern University and Scotland Ave. collide, Southern Grind is looking to caffeinate students and community members alike. In addition to great coffee, the shop hosts several events in its space including open mic nights and conversations about health and wellness.  

Whether you’re trying out a café au lait, a bite of cake, or even their strawberry smoothie, you can’t go wrong with a little Southern Grind. 

Grab your next pick me up at Southern Grind and be sure to tag your pictures with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on our blog. 

Workin’ It: ITinspired Internship

ITinspired is currently seeking a self-motivated intern who possesses excellent time management skills and can provide excellent customer support. The company has openings for an 8-12 week internship in each of the next semesters – fall, spring, and summer. The ideal candidate is currently enrolled in a two or four-year degree program from an accredited college or university and has basic hardware and software troubleshooting knowledge. Applicants should also be capable of virus and malware removal as well as working knowledge and experience with basic networking.  

Does this sound like an internship for you? For more information, email talent@brac.org 

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about the job, employer or organization, email talent@brac.org. 

My Baton Rouge: Supergoop!

LSU grad Holly Thaggard is changing the way people think about skincare with her SPF line Supergoop! After graduating with an education degree in 1993, Thaggard went on to lead a career in teaching and music performance. She eventually transitioned into the skin care industry after one of her close friends was diagnosed with skin cancer.  

Supergoop! aims to change how people think about skincare in hopes that they’ll turn it into a daily habit. With her specialized formula, you won’t have to worry about the sticky, smelly mess that other sunscreens bring.  

The company highlights the importance of SPF, especially for children, through its giving program Ounce by Ounce. By putting sunscreen in schools across the nation, the company hopes to educate students about how daily application can reduce the risk of skin cancer.  

Innovative approaches to everyday care, that’s my Baton Rouge.  

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email talent@brac.org. 

Out on the Town

  • Forum 35’s Art Melt Preview Party, July 20, celebrate Baton Rouge artists at the largest multi-media- juried art exhibit in the state of Louisiana 
  • Repticon Reptile & Exotic Animal Shows, July 21-22, experience exotic animals at Lamar Dixon Expo Center’s Repticon, a family-oriented event that includes live animal seminars and free raffles throughout the day  
  • Kids Bike Race, July 21, kids 12 and under are invited to join the 15th annual bike race in Denham Springs hosted by Pelican State Credit Union 
  • Restaurant Week, July 23-28, dig in and try new foods at DIG’s Restaurant Week where you can indulge in discounted three-course meals all over town 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page