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Getting the Economic Engine Started, A Family's COVID-19 Warning, Supporting First Responders, Young Heroes Announced | 5/01/20 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Getting the Economic Engine Started

As the Governor announced Louisiana was not yet ready to begin a re-opening of its economy on May 1st, the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) presented an outline with a number of key questions the state needed to consider in order to begin the process. Andre’ Moreau talks with PAR President Robert Travis Scott about PAR's report.

A Family's COVID-19 Warning

Coronavirus has quickly and viciously taken the lives of so many of our collective Louisiana sisters and brothers. Natasha Williams speaks with one family dealing with such loss. Jalyne Landry of Breaux Bridge takes us through what happened to her brother because of COVID-19. His was a story of twice being misdiagnosed, before testing positive for the virus. In a matter of days, he suffered complete organ failure with the rapid shutdown of his body. She warns everyone, especially African Americans, to take the pandemic seriously.

Supporting First Responders

Skincare for First responders: Natasha Williams interviews Zonda Barnes, a small business owner who specializes in skincare. Barnes has donated $30,000.00 worth of her skincare line to help first responders who are suffering irritations, breakouts and dryness. She is also working with the city of Baton Rouge and officials with the Governor’s office to get others to help her so she can donate even more.

Spirited Stitchers

Andre’ Moreau highlights a group of volunteers who saw the vast need for masks. The group of sewers and stitichers launched the Spirited Stitchers on March 20th. There is no charge for the masks they donate and they give them to anyone needing. In a matter of days, the small group ministry, from Baton Rouge’s First United Methodist Church, expanded to its current 100 members, women and men, now representing many church denominations. So far, they’ve produced and delivered more than 14,000 masks to hospitals, businesses and individuals in the state and across America. Their recipients include the California National Guard.

Young Heroes Announced

LPB's Young Heroes for 2020 are announced. A Young Hero is defined as an exceptional young person who has excelled in academics, given significantly of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, exhibited extraordinary heroism, or inspired others through their deeds and strength of character.​

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