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    Louisiana podcasters, YouTubers you need during stay-at-home order

    Six Louisianans are broadcasting exciting, adventurous, and creative podcasts and YouTube channels that are great edu-tainment for the coronavirus pandemic and stay at home order.

     

    10 Podcast AC23

    AC23

    Baton Rouge Art Council’s Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore delivers the weekly AC23 podcast. These 23-minute episodes contain interviews, news, and commentary from within the arts community. It is a wonderful eye-opener for the broader community to realize and cherish artistic things we didn’t notice before. His last episode featured R&B/Soul artist JST David. In that episode, David speaks about dealing with quarantine and explains how shooting his shot got him to Russia.  Listen here: https://www.artsbr.org/podcast

    Blerd-ish The DrumBlerd-ish

    Broadcasting from Baton Rouge, Keith Cooper and Mark Wallace host the top blerds—Black nerds—in anime, books, and movies. The duo attracts guests and listeners who love Marvel and DC comics cosplay, graphic novels, and animations.  The podcast brings candid conversations with independent artists and writers sharing the things that they love with the world and having fun while doing so. The hosts and guests also highlight positive people and activities in the community abroad. Blerd-ish is often a hilarious podcast with creative themes like a recent show with Danielle McRae, the voice of “Gwen” in one Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Listen here: https://blerd-ish.com

     

     

     

     

     

    10 Podcast Geaux Play Esport

    Geaux Play Esports

    Discover the world of esports and video gaming through the lens of international gamers and Southern University Lab School teacher Christopher Turner who hosts the Geaux Play Esports podcast. It is a weekly podcast featuring exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in the video game industry. Amazing, fast-paced, and in-depth conversations that any gamer of any age would enjoy. The show focuses on the emergence of esports at the K-12, collegiate, and professional levels. The latest episode features Lee Camp of the Esports Awards. Listen here: Geaux Play Esport

     

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    T.H.R.I.V.E

    Learn to look at the world differently with Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church’s T.H.R.I.V.E. podcast and YouTube channel that is hosted by the Reverend Fred Smith. Since the coronavirus Stay-at-Home orders, the podcast has featured Bible Study and worship services along with community interviews like the most recent one with Baton Rouge Judge Yvette Alexander.  Each episode focuses on Transformative thinking and spreading the word of Jesus Christ. Listen here: THRIVE.

     

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    10 Podcast Youtube Adrienne TTravel along with University of Louisiana Lafayette music major Adrienne Taylor through the nuances of college life: studying, thrifting, international traveling, and exploring culture.  The episodes are engaging and funny, and there’s a surprising amount of real-life takeaways for young adults and teens. Check her YouTube channel on Instagram @altaylor_. Watch Adrienne T.

     

     

     

    10 Podcast Youtube Kiddd Aviation

    Kidd Aviation

    Fly along with teen pilot Kirsten Smith on her YouTube channel, Kidd Aviation, as she takes to the sky in a Cessna 172. The Lee Magnet High School senior encourages kids to be adventurous, curious, and believe in themselves. She’s a member of the New Orleans Golden Eagles and wants to be a commercial and cargo pilot. She said aviation as a way to overcome opposition. Each Kidd Aviation show is an adventure where Smith gives advice, reviews, and tutorials on aviation. Watch Kidd Aviation.

     

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    ON-AIR: Broadcasters and hosts covering COVID Louisiana

    According to the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, there are more than 300 broadcast journalists in the state. From them, The Drum staff selected four journalists and two newstalk show hosts who are using their platforms to keep listeners engaged and updated especially during the coronavirus pandemic. These shows are eye-openers and help Louisianians feel as if they have a voice, so that community issues are heard and questions are answered. Recently, these shows featured in-depth interviews with leaders about the coronavirus and its impact on Louisiana residents. As the pandemic continues, they will offer more. Tune in.

    The LaTangela Show

    The Latangela Show is hosted by veteran radio host LaTangela Sherman. She produces the show weekly in podcast for a global audience. Each episode brings “high-level thinking and random research.” She covers topics including health and wellness, personal development, self-encouragement, and global headline news. Find the LaTangela Show on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and at http://latangela.com

    Eyes Open with Tony Brown

    Eyes Open with Tony Brown is hosted by Alexandria, LA, veteran broadcast journalist Tony Brown. Every weekday from 6am to 9am, Brown presents several issues and events across the nation, in Alexandria, and in the state. His motto is: “Come clean or stay away nasty.”  It broadcasts on KTTP 1110AM, at www.thenewkttp.com, and live on Facebook Brown deliveries eye-opening shows that present issues differently.

     

    Talk Louisiana

    Talk Louisiana is hosted by Jim Engster, an award-winning journalist, and a broadcast veteran. The morning show airs Monday through Thursday at 9am and connects listeners to Louisiana newsmakers through interviews. Each segment is a live conversation with an Engster, expert, and listeners who are invited to call in to add insight to the conversation. Listen on WRKF 89.3, or online at www.wrfk.org, or to podcast.

    The Clay Young Show

    The Clay Young Show hosted by Clay Young airs weekly online at Podcast225.com and on Apple iTunes.  The Clay Young Show tackles controversial topics head-on every week at Podcast225.com and on iTunes. Young, who has been on-air for 20 years, often finds himself in the midst of heated disagreements. His show crosses racial, political, and economic lines with ease and resolve.

     

    Insight Radio Show

    Insight Radio Show with Senator Regina Barrow discusses policies in Louisiana and issues that affect Baton Rouge. Each segment is kid-friendly with current events and live guests. Listen at WPFC1550am.com or live streamed on Facebook every 4th Thursday.

     

    What’s Going On?

    What’s Going On? is a radio show hosted by James Gilmore, Ph.D., on WTQT on 106.1FM Gospel Radio Station in Baton Rouge. Gilmore and his in-studio guests discuss political topics, current events, and local issues. Online at www.wtqt.com or on Facebook on the WhatsGoingOnDrGilmore page

    All of these broadcasters and hosts, open their shows to public comments that all citizens to add their input and ideas. Stay connected with these trusted shows.

    By Yulani S. Semien
    The Drum Youth reporter

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