WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ 2une In 2une In en-us Copyright 2015, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sun, 1 Feb 2015 04:02:14 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Breakfast with 2une In: Opera Louisiane's Madame Butterfly http://www.wbrz.com/news/breakfast-with-2une-in-opera-louisiane-s-madame-butterfly/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/breakfast-with-2une-in-opera-louisiane-s-madame-butterfly/ 2une In Fri, 30 Jan 2015 5:25:31 AM Kylie Dixon & Hunter Robinson Breakfast with 2une In: Opera Louisiane's Madame Butterfly

BATON ROUGE - Opera Louisiane has focused on children's education and bringing the arts to the community since it opened in Baton Rouge in 2007.

News 2's Kylie Dixon had Breakfast with 2une In with the group this morning at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to preview their upcoming performances.

She spoke with Music Director Michael Borowitz and General Director Leanne Clement about next week's Butterfly Opera Ball. It's on Monday, February 2nd from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Call (225) 337-2029 or visit the Opera Louisiane website for more information.

Kylie also met with Kathy Baker from Crowne Plaza and Amanda Vincent of the Roy O. Martin Foundation about the economic impact events like these have on Baton Rouge.

Finally, she got a concert from Michael Borowitz and Rachel Cobb. They sang a song from the upcoming performance of Madame Butterfly. It's on Sunday, March 8th at 3 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center. Visit the Opera Louisiana website for tickets.

Visit our 2une In page or click the video links to see the highlights.



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Weekends with Whitney: Surviving Modern Fires http://www.wbrz.com/news/weekends-with-whitney-surviving-modern-fires/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/weekends-with-whitney-surviving-modern-fires/ 2une In Fri, 30 Jan 2015 4:54:04 AM Whitney Vann & Hunter Robinson Weekends with Whitney: Surviving Modern Fires

BATON ROUGE - The open floor plans, synthetic materials and plush furniture in modern homes can turn a house fire into a raging inferno faster than ever.

The fast-moving flames deplete the oxygen-supply, replacing it with a deadly black smoke and poisonous gases that can kill you in minutes. In homes built more than 25 years ago, you'd have about 17 minutes to get out. Experts say now you'd have only three!

Checking your smoke detectors every 6 months, sleeping with your bedroom door closed and practicing a fire escape plan with more than one exit are some ways you can make sure your family survives.

In this Weekend's with Whitney preview, News 2's Whitney Vann takes you inside a burning building, to show you just how dangerous it is. For more on fire safety and other amazing stories, watch Whitney Sundays at 6:30 a.m.


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Cane's spreads the love with Adventure Contest http://www.wbrz.com/news/cane-s-spreads-the-love-with-adventure-contest/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cane-s-spreads-the-love-with-adventure-contest/ 2une In Fri, 30 Jan 2015 4:02:22 AM Hunter Robinson Cane's spreads the love with Adventure Contest

BATON ROUGE - Raising Cane's is giving customers the chance to win up to $100,000 in their "One Love Adventure Contest".

The peel-to-win competition returned for a fourth year earlier this month. Prizes include instant-win food, gift cards, Go-Pro cameras, airline certificates, Cane's merchandise and even cash! Employees say it isn't just a promotion to get more people in the door.

"It started about four years ago as a way to celebrate Todd's journey around America to raise money to open the first Raising Cane's here in Baton Rouge," General Manager Jesse Yanarella explains. "customers come it to redeem their prizes day-in and day-out. It's a great way for us to show our appreciation for them at the beginning of the year."

The One Love Adventure Contest runs through March 10th. Visit the Raising Cane's website for more information.


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OLOL honors top blood donors http://www.wbrz.com/news/olol-honors-top-blood-donors/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/olol-honors-top-blood-donors/ 2une In Thu, 29 Jan 2015 6:44:09 AM Hunter Robinson OLOL honors top blood donors

BATON ROUGE - The availability of blood can mean life or death for people involved in an accident of living with a deadly disease. That's why the Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center is taking time to thank those that devote their time and blood to helping save others.

The center's annual Blood Donation Banquet is tomorrow night. They'll honor top donor groups and those that donated platelets 20+ times last year, as well as a pair of donors who have reached the 100 gallon mark.

The guest speaker this year is author Jeremy Blunt. He's donating an advanced copy of his book to the OLOL Blood Donor Center and is one of the top-performing blood drive chairpersons.

"Blood drives are important to the community because everybody needs somebody at some point," he explained this morning on 2une In. "None of us go through life by ourselves".

OLOL's Blood Donor Services Director David Gremillion believes the banquet for donors is one of their most important events.

"For the past three decades, we've been hosting an appreciation banquet for our volunteer donors as a way of recognizing them and thanking them for all the contributions they've made," he says.

Contact the Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center for information on how to become a regular donor and receive an invitation to next year's banquet.


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Combating violence early through mentorships http://www.wbrz.com/news/combating-violence-early-through-mentorships/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/combating-violence-early-through-mentorships/ 2une In Thu, 29 Jan 2015 6:05:23 AM Hunter Robinson Combating violence early through mentorships

BATON ROUGE - 2015 has gotten off to a violent start in the Baton Rouge area. There have been ten shootings in East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes alone in the past two weeks. There's a current movement that's trying to change that violent culture.

January is National Mentoring Month, and experts say mentoring is the most effective way to make an impact in the life of a child. That's why groups like 'Big Buddy' and the 'Boys and Girls Club' work so hard to create supportive relationships between kids and adults.

There are three factors that determine the successfulness of mentoring and help decrease juvenile crime during peak, after school hours:
1) Match kids with caring adults
2) Have high expectations for the child
3) Give them opportunities to experience success

According to Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore, it's a system that works.

"It's a small number of people that are committing the vast majority of our offenses, and if you're in a group and you're dealing drugs, you likelihood of killing or being killed increases by 900%," he told News 2's Rebecca Buchanan. "These kids are a small number and are high at risk for violence, so these are the kids we'd like to get involved in some kind of mentorship program."

Experts say getting kids involved in mentoring early is important, before they have a chance to become part of a violent culture.

Watch the video to learn more about local opportunities to get involved in mentorships as both a child and adult.


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Next generation of dancers perform at the Manship http://www.wbrz.com/news/next-generation-of-dancers-perform-at-the-manship/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/next-generation-of-dancers-perform-at-the-manship/ 2une In Thu, 29 Jan 2015 5:40:13 AM Hunter Robinson Next generation of dancers perform at the Manship

BATON ROUGE - If you want to see the next generation of great dancers, you should attend Of Moving Colors 6th annual Kick It Out community production. It's this weekend at the Manship Theatre.

"The students are working with all professional dancers," Development Director Nancy Little told News 2's Kylie Dixon. "They're learning a healthy lifestyle and dancing, as well as how to perform."

All dancers in Kick it Out are ages 5-18.

"Even if you're not into dancing and choreography, we also have great music and even a couple of talented jazz singers," Little went on to say.

Moving Colors: Kick it Out is tomorrow and Saturday at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Both nights.

Watch the video or visit our 2une In page for more information or visit the Manship Theatre website for tickets.


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Brothers of the Sacred Heart give 2nd chance at high school diploma http://www.wbrz.com/news/brothers-of-the-sacred-heart-give-2nd-chance-at-high-school-diploma/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/brothers-of-the-sacred-heart-give-2nd-chance-at-high-school-diploma/ 2une In Wed, 28 Jan 2015 7:19:08 AM Hunter Robinson Brothers of the Sacred Heart give 2nd chance at high school diploma

BATON ROUGE - This week is Catholic Schools Week in Baton Rouge. If you went to Catholic School here, you likely have some connection to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

Their new mission is to give new hope to adults by helping them achieve their high school diplomas. Brother Paul Montero joined us on 2une In this morning with all the details.

"Back in September...the Brothers decided we wanted to do more for young, specifically young people looking for a second chance," he told News 2's John Pastorek.

Brother Paul says they're goal is prepare young people to take the test. There are questions in English, math, science, social studies and essay writing. The program is for young adults 17-23. They teach from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The New Hope Learning Center is located at 2926 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge.

Watch our interview with Brother Montero for more information.


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Fresh, healthy groceries delivered to your door http://www.wbrz.com/news/fresh-healthy-groceries-delivered-to-your-door/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/fresh-healthy-groceries-delivered-to-your-door/ 2une In Wed, 28 Jan 2015 6:21:46 AM Rebecca Buchanan & Hunter Robinson Fresh, healthy groceries delivered to your door

BATON ROUGE - Eating local is a trend many people in Louisiana follow, but it can be easier said than done. A couple of food lovers decided to change that. Indie Plate delivers farm-fresh goods straight to your door.

The fruits and vegetables are actually picked after you order them, so it's as fresh as you can get, short of going there and picking them yourself. It's designed for convenience to connect the average city-dweller with the perks of life on the farm.

Each farmer you shop with on the site has their own profile. You can find out how many animals are raised and how vegetables are grown, as well as ideas to put it all together and access to fresh-baked gluten-free breads and items.

"I'm a Louisiana native and Louisiana proud, and I just love supporting local businesses," Indie Plate co-founder Ben Bartage says. "I saw that there's all these farms out there and all these retails shops that only have one sales channel, and I figured we could create a one-stop shop platform to give all these producers their own sales channel."

Ben and his business partner Peru Sharma both had full time jobs outside of India Plate just one year ago. They've become so busy it's now their main focus.

Watch the video to learn how it's helping people in our area lead healthier lives. You can also visit the Indie Plate website for more information on the program.


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Mid City Market: Meat Pies & Shrimp and Corn Soup http://www.wbrz.com/news/mid-city-market-meat-pies-and-shrimp-and-corn-soup/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/mid-city-market-meat-pies-and-shrimp-and-corn-soup/ 2une In Wed, 28 Jan 2015 5:48:07 AM Hunter Robinson Mid City Market: Meat Pies & Shrimp and Corn Soup

BATON ROUGE - From great gumbo and sensations soups to spaghetti and meatballs like your Momma used to make, Mid City Market has it all. Chef Don Bergeron returned to the 2une In Kitchen this morning for his final appearance as our Chef of the Month with more comfort food: Meat Pies and Shrimp and Corn Soup.

Chef Don's Meat Pies:


1 lb. ground beef
½ lb. ground pork
1 ½ cups chopped seasonings (onions, celery & bell pepper)
1 tbs. chopped garlic
1 tbs. beef base
1 tbs. chicken base
6 oz. water
Salt, black pepper and cayenne to taste
2 tbs. flour
2 tbs. chopped fresh parsley
1 cup sliced green onions
prepared pie crust
egg wash


1) Sauté beef & pork until completely cooked in a heavy bottom pot.
2) Drain off excess fat and add seasonings and garlic.
3) Sauté another ten minutes.
4) Dissolve bases in water and add along with salt and peppers.
5) Cook until water is nearly gone.
6) Blend in flour.
7) Mix well and add parsley and green onions.
8) Stir until well-blended.
9) Allow to cool completely.
10) Enjoy!

Watch the video to learn more about Chef Don's shrimp and corn soup and one of Mid City Markets delicious deserts. Visit the related links for more recipes from Chef Don Begeron's stint as our Chef of the Month.


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Bayou Corne sinkhole headed to the big screen http://www.wbrz.com/news/bayou-corne-sinkhole-headed-to-the-big-screen/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/bayou-corne-sinkhole-headed-to-the-big-screen/ 2une In Wed, 28 Jan 2015 5:22:12 AM Hunter Robinson Bayou Corne sinkhole headed to the big screen

BAYOU CORNE - The sinkhole in Assumption Parish has been discussed in the national news and is at the center of lawsuits and environmental studies. Now it's headed to the big screen. Victoria Greene is the producer/director of a new film called "Forgotten Bayou: Life on the Sinkhole". She joined us on 2une In to discuss an upcoming fundraising gala to support the documentary.

"It's really interesting because despite what's going on, there's still some homeowners that choose to stay," Greene told News 2's Kylie Dixon. "It's still beautiful, but with the mandatory evacuation in place, most people have left. It's virtually a ghost town."

The group has been working on the film for two years.

"We're starting with the emotions from the community...beginning a couple months before when the bubbles were permeating throughout the waterway all the way through present day," she explains.

Greene says the crew is passionate about the project because nearly all of them are from and currently live in New Orleans.

They're hosting a Red Carpet Gala tomorrow (Thursday) night at the French Quarter Film House on 807 Esplanade Ave. In New Orleans. A pre-party for the event begins at 5:30 p.m. You'll be able to meet some of the filmmakers and homeowners from Bayou Corne and get to view a never-before-seen clip from the documentary.

Most of the money raised at the event will fund post-production of the project, although Greene says they're still filming because events surrounding the sinkhole are still occuring.

Watch our interview with Victoria Greene or visit the 'Forgotten Bayou' website for more information.


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Beyond Bricks EBR looks to recharge public schools http://www.wbrz.com/news/beyond-bricks-ebr-looks-to-recharge-public-schools/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/beyond-bricks-ebr-looks-to-recharge-public-schools/ 2une In Wed, 28 Jan 2015 4:57:56 AM Rebecca Buchanan & Hunter Robinson Beyond Bricks EBR looks to recharge public schools

BATON ROUGE - Education is a top priority this week with Catholic Schools Week and School Choice Week. Today, Beyond Bricks EBR will also begin a community conversation about public schools.

The purpose of the program is to recharge the public school system and make it something to be proud of. Organizers believe it will take the entire community to make it happen.

Beyond Bricks EBR has scheduled multiple meetings called "Listening Sessions" to get as many people involved in the conversation as possible. They want to stress they're mostly there to listen and hear every voice at the table.

13 sessions are scheduled throughout the district beginning today. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of their connection to the school district.

"What people have to realize is, quit judging the district by what it has endured in the past, and start looking at what it could be," East Baton Rouge Superintendent Bernard Taylor demands.

"Hopefully it won't be a small step, but a medium step in the right direction for getting the community back involved in public education," Baton Rouge's Director of Gifted and Talented Students Anna Fogle says.

There are three meetings this week, beginning with one today (Wednesday) at 12:30 p.m. BREC Cadillac St. Park, followed by another Thursday at Scotlandville High beginning at 6 p.m. If you can't make the meetings during the week, there's also on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. At the Bluebonnet Library.

Watch the video for more information.


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Cool Schools: Runnels Elementary http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-runnels-elementary/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-runnels-elementary/ 2une In Wed, 28 Jan 2015 4:39:48 AM Kylie Dixon & Hunter Robinson Cool Schools: Runnels Elementary

BATON ROUGE - The Great Kindness Challenge is how Runnels Elementary School in Baton Rouge is devoting an entire week to doing as many acts of kindness as possible. That's why they're this week's Cool School.

"All students will be learning and practicing ways to be kind," Librarian Joni Orgeron explains. "We are taking on a service project as a group, as well as individual checklists for the students to work on and remind themselves what it takes to be kind."

This week, students will be donating items and money to the St.Vincent de Paul Shelter for Men, Women and Children. It's not all business, however. Students are enthusiastic about making the challenge fund.

"I think it's important to understand why kindness is important everywhere for everyone to feel good about themselves," 6th grader Caroline Daigle told News 2's Kylie Dixon.

Watch the video for more information on Runnels Elementary School's Great Kindness Challenge.

If you'd like to see your school featured as our Cool School, contact Kylie at kdixon@wbrz.com or (225) 336-2392.


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Activists to talk ending violence, help for grieving mothers http://www.wbrz.com/news/activists-to-talk-ending-violence-help-for-grieving-mothers/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/activists-to-talk-ending-violence-help-for-grieving-mothers/ 2une In Wed, 28 Jan 2015 4:15:40 AM Hunter Robinson Activists to talk ending violence, help for grieving mothers

BATON ROUGE - Community activists from Baton Rouge will gather Friday with a specific message: start the dialogue, stop the violence and stop the tears.

Arthur 'Silky Slim' Reed joined us on 2une In to talk about "A Mother's Cry".

"The cry of every mother is definitely the same," Reed told News 2's John Pastorek. "They'll never be able to get past losing that child."

He believes providing a proper education on life is key in stopping the violence.

"So many people in the world today are caught up trying to be like everybody else," he says. "The message we're sending...is you need to detach yourself from the world around you and get yourself educated."

The event will also focus on grieving mothers and getting them the counseling they need following the death of a child. It will feature some of the most vocal leaders in the country on issues like the new civil rights era, police brutality and bringing an end to urban violence.

You can attend "A Mother's Cry" Friday beginning at 7 p.m. At BREC's Independence Park. Watch our interview with Silky Slim for more information.




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National School Choice week begins today http://www.wbrz.com/news/national-school-choice-week-begins-today/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/national-school-choice-week-begins-today/ 2une In Mon, 26 Jan 2015 5:54:07 AM Hunter Robinson National School Choice week begins today

BATON ROUGE - National School Choice kicks off today across the country. More than half of American parents say they want more options when it comes to their children's education.

Seven states in the United States allow parents to choose any public school in their district, but Louisiana isn't one of them. It's one of 16 states that allow choices but with some limitations. Other options include attending a public school outside of your district, a public, magnet or online school, private school or home-schooling.

Thousands of events are taking place this week to help educate parents on the options available for their students.

The Louisiana tour beings today in New Orleans before making its way to Baton Rouge this week. The American Federation for Children will host the informational get together from 10-11 a.m. At Kenilworth Science & Technology Charter School.

Watch the video for more information.


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Animals, science and more at LSU Vet School Open House http://www.wbrz.com/news/animals-science-and-more-at-lsu-vet-school-open-house/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/animals-science-and-more-at-lsu-vet-school-open-house/ 2une In Mon, 26 Jan 2015 5:30:48 AM Hunter Robinson Animals, science and more at LSU Vet School Open House

BATON ROUGE - The highly anticipated LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Open House is coming up this weekend. The them is One World, One Health. Vet school students Marylynn Waddle and Melissa Lepuma joined us on 2une In this morning along with Rigby the Hedgehog with all the details.

The 2015 Open House is Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. If you attend, you'll be able to tour the Veterinary Medicine building and learn the latest in research from students and teachers. There will also be an exotics room for unusual pets, like hedgehogs, birds, snakes and more.

Kids can bring their stuffed animals to have them sutured at the Teddy Bear Repair Station and enjoy a petting zoo.

Watch the video for more information.


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Jump Start program preparing students for industry boom http://www.wbrz.com/news/jump-start-program-preparing-students-for-industry-boom/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/jump-start-program-preparing-students-for-industry-boom/ 2une In Wed, 21 Jan 2015 6:53:34 AM Rebecca Buchanan & Hunter Robinson Jump Start program preparing students for industry boom

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana added nearly 19,000 industry jobs over the last year. As that number continues to grow, the Department of Education's Jump Start Program aims to fill the growing demand with skilled workers from Louisiana. Industry leaders will be meeting today to map out a blueprint for 2015 and putting it into action.

Jump Start is a state program connecting high schools, colleges and businesses in hopes of leading teens to high wage jobs with career diplomas. According to the program, only 28% of Louisiana high school students earn a four or two-year college degree, but the majority of jobs require more than a high school diploma.

"The most important thing for principals and others that are attending to know is that this is an opportunity for you to earn accountability points for your school by having your students go through some time of career path and complete a credential," ABC Director of Education and Training told News 2's Rebecca Buchanan.

In the end, he says it's the students that benefit most.

"The student now as a career opportunity when he graduates to go straight into industry," he explains.

We'll have more on the Jump Start program later today on News 2. Watch this video for more information.


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BRG offering free vascular screenings http://www.wbrz.com/news/brg-offering-free-vascular-screenings/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/brg-offering-free-vascular-screenings/ 2une In Wed, 21 Jan 2015 6:05:47 AM Hunter Robinson BRG offering free vascular screenings

BATON ROUGE - A simple check-up at your doctor's office can go a long way to preventing serious issues like heart attack and stroke. That's why Baton Rouge General is offering free vascular screenings to help catch warning signs before it's too late.

"Heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women," Dr. Andrew Olinde, a vascular surgeon at BRG told News 2's Kylie Dixon on 2une In. "We want to identify potential risks and treat them."

The event will also offer blood pressure checks, body mass indexing and additional screenings to determine if you're at risk.

"If you have a family history or certain factors you're more prone to have this problem," Dr. Olinde explains. "If we find something that's abnormal, we'll certainly relay that to their physician."

The screenings are the last Thursday of every month through April. The first is tomorrow at Baton Rouge General's Bluebonnet campus from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. You need to pre-register on the BRG website.

Watch this video for more information.


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Top dogs face off at Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show http://www.wbrz.com/news/top-dogs-face-off-at-mardi-gras-cluster-dog-show/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/top-dogs-face-off-at-mardi-gras-cluster-dog-show/ 2une In Wed, 21 Jan 2015 5:43:09 AM Hunter Robinson Top dogs face off at Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show

BATON ROUGE - The search for Louisiana's top dog begins tomorrow in Alexandria when the Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show gets underway at the Alexandria-Riverfront Center. It could be the first step for one canine to make it to Westminster: the Super Bowl of dog shows.

That show takes place at New York's Madison Square Garden. Last year, a wire fox terrier named Sky took Best in Show. For many breeds, the quest for Westminster begins at the Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show, sponsored by the Baton Rouge and Alexandria Kennel Clubs. This year's chair is Holly Reid, who stopped by 2une In with her best friend: Sadie the Giant Schnauzer.

"It's nice to see the nice dogs that will be there and learn about some of the other breeds," she told News 2's John Pastorek.

The show attracts hundreds of dogs from hundreds of breeds, with many taking aim at Westminster.

"It attracts so many dogs because it's on the way up to New York," explains Carl Grotton of the Baton Rouge Kennel Club. "The last show is in Atlanta, so many will head from here straight to there, then up to New York."

The Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday at the Alexandria River Center. For more information, watch the video or visit the Baton Rouge Kennel Club website.



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Chef Don Bergeron Enterprises: Uncle Bud's Cabbage Rolls http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-don-bergeron-enterprises-uncle-bud-s-cabbage-rolls/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-don-bergeron-enterprises-uncle-bud-s-cabbage-rolls/ 2une In Wed, 21 Jan 2015 5:21:45 AM Hunter Robinson Chef Don Bergeron Enterprises: Uncle Bud's Cabbage Rolls

BATON ROUGE - Chef Don Bergeron of Chef Don Bergeron Enterprises/ Mid City Market joined us on 2une In this morning for another appearance as our 2une In Chef of the Month. On the menu this morning: Uncle Bud Bergeron's Cabbage Rolls.


-1 large green cabage
-1 lb. ground pork
-1 medium onion, finely chopped
-1 cup green onion, chopped
-1 cup uncooked rice
-2 tsp. salt
-2 tsp. black pepper
-1 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
-¼ cup parsley, chopped


1) Remove large outside green leaves from cabbage and wilt in boiling water.
2) Remove large wilted leaves from boiling water and set aside.
3) Core remainder of cabbage and also place in boiling water to wilt.
4) Mixing remaining ingredients well.
5) Please 2 of 3 heaping tbsp. of mixture in individual cabbage leaves, rolling tightly with folds at ends.
6) Place cabbage rolls close together in a saucepan and put enough water to nearly cover.
7) Bring to a low boil and simmer for 1 ¼ hours.
8) For a variety of taste, a few sprigs of fresh mint, a can of whole tomatoes and/or tomato sauce may be added to liquid. Cabbage rolls may also be steamed.

Watch this video to see Chef Don in action. For more recipes from Chef Don Bergeron Enterprises/Mid City Market, 2une In next Wednesday or click on the related links.


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The State of the Union & You http://www.wbrz.com/news/the-state-of-the-union-and-you/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/the-state-of-the-union-and-you/ 2une In Tue, 20 Jan 2015 6:50:46 AM Hunter Robinson The State of the Union & You

BATON ROUGE - President Obama is set to deliver his annual State of the Union address before Congress tonight. The main focus of the speech is expected to be economics.

It comes just a week after a study revealed the cost of living in Baton Rouge is too high for 1/3 of families living here and behind recommendations from researchers that Louisiana needs to raise the minimum wage and expand social welfare programs.

The there of tonight's address is "Middle Class Economics". The President will lay out a plan that's expected to include new taxes and credits. Here are some of Obama's ideas:
- Tax cuts of the middle class
- Free community college education
- Childcare tax credits
- New taxes on the wealthiest

Some people News 2's Rebecca Buchanan spoke to some people who say taxing the rich would help balance the economic divide.

Others claim that while the President's ideas sound good in theory, they most likely won't work.

"Folks who make $500,000 or more know how to make money and they know how to protect it," Baton Rouge resident Alex Velasquez says. "Ultimately it's the middle class that's going to get hit on the revenue that was expected to come from the upper 1%."

The President has also been pushing minimum wage increases across the country and is expected to address that issue again tonight. It comes after a recent report revealed that a family of four needs to bring in $60,000 a year to live comfortably, and many here aren't meeting that mark.

Click on the video link for more information on the President's upcoming State of the Union address. You can watch it tonight at 8 p.m. On WBRZ News 2.




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