It’s Baton Rouge: Out to Lunch

Principle versus Profit

We talk a lot about business on this show, and what it takes to be successful in business. On this edition of Out to Lunch Stephanie focuses on an aspect of business that doesn’t typically get so much attention: the ethics of principle versus profit. Aaron Beam is a former executive who travels around the…

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High School Entrepreneurs

We hear a lot on this show from entrepreneurs — some successful, some just starting out— about what they do and what makes them tick. On this edition of Out to Lunch we turn our attention to a whole new breed of business people: Baton Rouge high school entrepreneurs. Deborah Sternberg is founder and chairperson…

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Teach For America

Teach For America is a nationwide initiative aimed at addressing the shortage of teachers in the US. A recent study estimated that the nationwide shortage in 2018 was around 110 thousand, and that is expected to nearly double to 200 thousand by 2025. Teach For America is an organization that seeks to enlist and mobilize…

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Baton Rouge Art

Kelli Scott Kelley is a leading light in the world of Baton Rouge art. Kelli is an artist and a professor of painting in the LSU School of Art. Kelli has exhibited and lectured throughout the United States. She specializes in mixed-media narrative paintings, drawings and objects, and has authored a book featuring her narrative…

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IT Disasters

Over the next few years, the disaster management industry in the United States alone is expected to top $122 billion dollars, which points to a lot of problems with our climate, but also to the many opportunities that exist for companies able to respond to the needs of city, state and local governments when they’re…

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Orange CBD – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge

Because you live in Baton Rouge, you might be familiar with the Albert King lyric, “Everybody wants to go to Heaven but nobody wants to die.” We want to stay alive as long as we can, and we keep finding new ways to do it. On this edition of Out to Lunch we’re talking about…

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Bees and Crickets – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge

Agriculture is one of Louisiana’s major industries. But while we know a lot about the rice, sugar cane and cattle farms around the state, there are other types of farms and aspects of farming you may not be so familiar with. For example, bees and crickets! David Fluker is a second gerneration cricket farmer. David…

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King and Queen Makers: The Power Behind the Power – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge

In politics there are the kings, and then there are the king makers: political consultants who are the power behind the power. In business, it’s not that different. There are the companies, and then there are the consultants, experts and industry associations who lobby on their behalf, help them shape their image, and guide them…

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Mavenly Bonnecaze – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge

Making it in today’s business environment isn’t about hanging out a shingle and selling lots of widgets. It’s about constantly reinventing yourself, creating your own unique brand and, in some cases, branding yourself as an expert in helping others create their own brand. It’s business 21st century style, and Baton Rougeans are proving themselves adept…

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Poetry Party – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is home to a lot of budding entrepreneurs. It’s also home to a lot of just plain interesting people, whose companies and careers have propelled them to be creative forces, influencers and advocates for nonprofits, the needy, and doing the right thing in the community. Ava Leavell Haymon is a poet and author…

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