WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ 2une In 2une In en-us Copyright 2014, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:09:18 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Cool School: kindergarteners learn Mandarin http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-school-kindergarteners-learn-mandarin/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-school-kindergarteners-learn-mandarin/ 2une In Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:08:31 AM AE Stevenson Cool School: kindergarteners learn Mandarin

BATON ROUGE - Kindergarteners at Polk Elementary in Baton Rouge are not just learning how to count. Lessons go a step further, learning the numbers in mandarin.

Teacher Min Zhang instructs the first and only class of mandarin Chinese for students in Baton Rouge.

Principal Cheryl Matthews is proud of her budding linguists.

"It's a great opportunity for our children to begin move through our language emerging program and will help them gain access to the global community. And Mandarin seems to be the language of the global economics world wide and so there will be many opportunities as adults"

The class is part of a special program "FLAIM." The acronym stands for foreign language academic immersion magnet.

For these students, the day starts off in english and after lunch they learn math, science and social studies all in mandarin.

Making this class apart of a cool school.

If you have a cool school let us know!

You can email kdixon@wbrz.com or call 225.336.2392.


Permalink| Comments

La. art and science museum, raising funds for educational programs http://www.wbrz.com/news/la-art-and-science-museum-raising-funds-for-educational-programs/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/la-art-and-science-museum-raising-funds-for-educational-programs/ 2une In Tue, 16 Sep 2014 5:38:13 AM AE Stevenson La. art and science museum, raising funds for educational programs

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Art and Science Museum is marking 29 years of raising money with the gala, party at the pyramid. Donations go to educational programs.

The cocktail event will be held at the museum located at 100 South River Road, Friday, October 3rd.

Tickets are $100 for members and $150 for non-members. To purchase tickets, you can call 225.344.5272, ext. 151.


Permalink| Comments

Raising awareness for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome http://www.wbrz.com/news/raising-awareness-for-sudden-infant-death-syndrome/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/raising-awareness-for-sudden-infant-death-syndrome/ 2une In Tue, 16 Sep 2014 4:12:00 AM AE Stevenson Raising awareness for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

BATON ROUGE - A partnership between Amerigroup and Lexlee's kids is resulting in a baby shower raising awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old, and claims the lives of about 2,500 each year in the United States.

There are ways to reduce the risk of SIDS, and how to is the topic of conversation at an event early October.

The event will be Saturday, October 4th at Cortana Store, 9401 Cortana Place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Permalink| Comments

Remembering 9/11 with a Day of Service http://www.wbrz.com/news/remembering-9-11-with-a-day-of-service/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/remembering-9-11-with-a-day-of-service/ 2une In Wed, 10 Sep 2014 6:47:34 AM Hunter Robinson Remembering 9/11 with a Day of Service

BATON ROUGE - Thursday marks thirteen years since the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. That's why Capital Area United Way is hosting its 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

Part of the event is a Veteran's Career Fair tomorrow on second floor of the Mall of Louisiana from noon-6:00 PM. There will be up to 30 vendors seeking employees in attendance.

For more information on the career fair and the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, watch our interview with Capital Area United Way President/CEO Darrin Goss and BASF Manager Tom Yura or visit the CAUW website.

Permalink| Comments

Keep your kids healthy at St. Elizabeth Kidsfest http://www.wbrz.com/news/keep-your-kids-healthy-at-st-elizabeth-kidsfest/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/keep-your-kids-healthy-at-st-elizabeth-kidsfest/ 2une In Wed, 10 Sep 2014 6:13:25 AM Hunter Robinson Keep your kids healthy at St. Elizabeth Kidsfest

GONZALES - St. Elizabeth Physicians is making it easy to make sure your kids are healthy.

They are hosting St. Elizabeth Kidsfest on Saturday, September 13th at the Lamar Dixon Gym Building from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The event is free to attend and includes healthy kid screenings, a bike rodeo, high school mascots and more.

For more information on St. Elizabeth Kidsfest, watch our interview with Pediatrician Dr. Lisa Le or visit the St. Elizabeth Physician website.

Permalink| Comments

Louisiana Bayou Bistro's blackened red fish, twice baked potato and more http://www.wbrz.com/news/louisiana-bayou-bistro-s-blackened-red-fish-twice-baked-potato-and-more/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/louisiana-bayou-bistro-s-blackened-red-fish-twice-baked-potato-and-more/ 2une In Wed, 10 Sep 2014 5:50:58 AM Hunter Robinson Louisiana Bayou Bistro's blackened red fish, twice baked potato and more

BRUSLY - Our September Chef of the Month for 2une In is Louisiana Bayou Bistro in Brusly.

Chef Chucky Lejeune was in the 2une In kitchen with Bridgette Chatelain to showcase some of the restaurants most delicious entrées, including blackened red fish, fried catfish, twice baked potatoes and grilled steak.

Check out the video or 2une In next Wednesday for more from Louisiana Bayou Bistro.

Permalink| Comments

Cool Schools: Walker High's Wildcat TV http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-walker-high-s-wildcat-tv/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-walker-high-s-wildcat-tv/ 2une In Tue, 9 Sep 2014 7:03:01 AM Kylie Dixon, Hunter Robinson Cool Schools: Walker High's Wildcat TV

WALKER - In 2une In's new series 'Cool Schools', we'll tell you the story of unique schools, teachers and students from across the Baton Rouge area.

Our very first Cool School story is at Walker High School in Livingston Parish, where students broadcast their varsity football games on television. Wildcat TV is entirely produced, directed and filmed by Walker High students and is the only student-run show on television in southeastern Louisiana.

"Once game time starts, every hustles," junior Xander Miller explained. "We are all on the field filming, people are up in the booth making sure everything is running smoothly. We are recording and switching between cameras."

"I'm excited about this program because no one else is doing it and we see the results," boasted Principal Jason St. Pierre. "It's important that students do the work. They are the engine driving the ship."

Principal St. Pierre says he wants his students to be prepared to enter the real world, and the students believe that is what the broadcasting program promotes.

"Whenever I leave high school, I will be able to go out and do these same things in my career and already have experience a lot of people don't get in high school," Miller said.

You can watch Wildcat TV every Friday on COX Channel 117 and on the Walker High School website. Also, click on the video link for a closer look at Walker High's broadcasting class. 

If you think you have a Cool School, contact 2une In's Kylie Dixon at kdixon@wbrz.com. She's looking for unique classes, special programs and teachers or students who go above and beyond. Then 2une In every Tuesday to see what Cool Schools are doing in our area.


Permalink| Comments

Tee off for wounded veterans next week http://www.wbrz.com/news/tee-off-for-wounded-veterans-next-week/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tee-off-for-wounded-veterans-next-week/ 2une In Tue, 9 Sep 2014 5:40:36 AM Hunter Robinson Tee off for wounded veterans next week

BATON ROUGE - Iron Horse Financial is teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project to raise funds for wounded veterans and let you show what you can do out on the green.

They're hosting a four person scramble golf tournament on Monday, September 15th at the Santa Maria Golf Course in Baton Rouge. The event tees off at 9:00 AM.

Kyle Sharbaugh and Tina Nuzzo from Iron Horse Financial joined John Pastorek on 2une In this morning with all the details. Check out the video for more information.

Permalink| Comments

Acadian Ambulance membership drive ends tomorrow http://www.wbrz.com/news/acadian-ambulance-membership-drive-ends-tomorrow/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/acadian-ambulance-membership-drive-ends-tomorrow/ 2une In Thu, 4 Sep 2014 7:10:33 AM Hunter Robinson Acadian Ambulance membership drive ends tomorrow

BATON ROUGE - Acadian Ambulance Service's 2014 Membership Drive ends tomorrow. Porter Taylor stopped by 2une In this morning to tell you why you should join before it's too late.

The annual membership drive allows Acadian to extend its standby services for high school sporting events, fairs and festivals, as well as ensure that it has the latest life-saving technology. Membership also gives you a 30% discount on all billed ambulance charges and access to a 24/7/365 nurse advice line.

Membership cost $79/year and covers all family members living in your household. If you'd like to join, visit the Acadian Ambulance website or call 800-256-JOIN. Watch the video for more information.

Permalink| Comments

Alligator, shrimp, boudin and more from Bayou Bistro http://www.wbrz.com/news/alligator-shrimp-boudin-and-more-from-bayou-bistro/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/alligator-shrimp-boudin-and-more-from-bayou-bistro/ 2une In Wed, 3 Sep 2014 6:05:23 AM Hunter Robinson Alligator, shrimp, boudin and more from Bayou Bistro

BRUSLY - Our Chef of the Month for September is Bayou Bistro in Brusly.

Chef Chucky Lejeune joined us on 2une In this morning to show off some of the restaurant's delicious appetizers, including grilled and fried shrimp, fried alligator and boudin.

Check out the video or visit Louisiana Bayou Bistro's website for more information.

Permalink| Comments

Zachary gets connected with kindness http://www.wbrz.com/news/zachary-gets-connected-with-kindness/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/zachary-gets-connected-with-kindness/ 2une In Tue, 2 Sep 2014 8:15:14 AM Hunter Robinson Zachary gets connected with kindness

ZACHARY - Zachary is connecting with more compassion for a new community-wide kindness initiative. Zachary Mayor David Amrhein and School Superintendent Scott Devillier joined us on 2une In to let you know how you can get connected.

The theme for schools this year is Zachary connected, and officials hope to create a stronger link between the city's schools and the community.  It's part of a program called 'Rachel's Challenge', named in honor of a victim of the Columbine High School shooting in 1991.

"The theme of Rachel's Challenge is to start a chain reaction of kindness," Devillier told 2une In's John Pastorek. "We want to educate the children of Zachary to do the right things in life and make good choices and being kind to others."

The program will extend far beyond Zachary Schools.

"We want to get out kids involved in the community, in every program we have. The school system has been very good about helping us, now it's our turn to return the favor," Mayor Amrhein said.

The Zachary Connected movement kicks off on Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the Zachary High School Gym. Watch the video for more information on the Zachary Connected movement and Rachel's Challenge.


Permalink| Comments

Manship, New Venue Theatres team up http://www.wbrz.com/news/manship-new-venue-theatres-team-up/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/manship-new-venue-theatres-team-up/ 2une In Tue, 2 Sep 2014 7:44:08 AM Hunter Robinson Manship, New Venue Theatres team up

BATON ROUGE - The Manship Theatre is joining forces with New Venue Theatre to create the hottest ticket in town. Manship Executive Director Renee Chatelain and Greg Williams with New Venue joined us on 2une In this morning with all the details.

Manship Theatre is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and Chatelain believes creating this alliance and becoming the official home of New Venture was a great way to celebrate.

"New Venture has been an incredible theatre group in the city", she told 2une In's Kylie Dixon. "They've been able to develop an amazing amount of talent."

For information about the New Venture Theatre productions coming to the Manship, watch the video of visit the Manship Theatre website.

Permalink| Comments

Breakfast with 2une In: Leroy Neiman Art Exhibit at Walk-Ons http://www.wbrz.com/news/breakfast-with-2une-in-leroy-neiman-art-exhibit-at-walk-ons/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/breakfast-with-2une-in-leroy-neiman-art-exhibit-at-walk-ons/ 2une In Fri, 29 Aug 2014 7:04:58 AM Hunter Robinson Breakfast with 2une In: Leroy Neiman Art Exhibit at Walk-Ons

BATON ROUGE - 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited Walk-Ons this morning for Breakfast with 2une In to preview the Leroy Neiman: Action! art exhibit.

The "Leroy Neiman: Action!" exhibit opened on August 2nd at the LSU Museum of Art. It features over eighty of the best drawings, paintings and prints from the legendary sports illustrator. Curator Katie Pfohl says Neiman is the greatest sports artist of the twentieth century.

"He's famous for being up close with the athletes and capturing their every motion all across sports," she explains.

The exhibit also includes some LSU connections.

"In addition to drawing Pete Maravich in 1970, we also have some classic LSU memorabilia on display," Pfohl says. "We have lockers from Tiger Stadium signed by the LSU greats, nearly 100 different baseballs signed by all the national championship teams and a painting of the Tiger eye by a local artist."

Leroy Neiman: Action! is on display now until January 17th, 2015 at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center in downtown Baton Rouge.

Rebecca also got ready for LSU Kick-off by previewing some delicious dishes at Walk-Ons, including wraps, pastas, wings and burgers. Check out the videos for more information.



Permalink| Comments

Outdoors Report: What's hot besides the weather http://www.wbrz.com/news/outdoors-report-what-s-hot-besides-the-weather/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/outdoors-report-what-s-hot-besides-the-weather/ 2une In Fri, 29 Aug 2014 6:35:24 AM Hunter Robinson, John Jackson Outdoors Report: What's hot besides the weather

BATON ROUGE - A big Labor Day weekend ahead on the water. In this week's Outdoors Report, John Jackson takes a look around the state at what's still hot, besides the temperature.

Check out the video for more information.


Permalink| Comments

Art exhibit celebrates Southern's 100 years on the Bluff http://www.wbrz.com/news/art-exhibit-celebrates-southern-s-100-years-on-the-bluff/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/art-exhibit-celebrates-southern-s-100-years-on-the-bluff/ 2une In Thu, 28 Aug 2014 6:11:08 AM Hunter Robinson Art exhibit celebrates Southern's 100 years on the Bluff

BATON ROUGE - Southern University will be home to a special art exhibit as part of its 100 Year Centennial celebration.

"The Importance of Art to HBCUs in This New Millennium" exhibit opened Wednesday. It features work from arts at 24 different Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The exhibit will be open through the end of October.

An Opening Reception to celebrate the exhibit is Friday, September 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Visual Arts Gallery in Frank Hayden Hall.

Curator Randell Henry stopped by Thursday to talk with John Pastorek on 2une In. Check out the video for more information on the exhibit.

Permalink| Comments

'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape http://www.wbrz.com/news/undercover-nail-polish-protects-against-date-rape/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/undercover-nail-polish-protects-against-date-rape/ 2une In Wed, 27 Aug 2014 8:20:03 AM Hunter Robinson 'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape

Women have a new weapon to protect themselves from date rape: nail polish.

Four North Carolina State University students are developing a polish that can detect drugs associated with date rape. When dipped in a drink, the polish will change colors if the drink is laced. Once the product is released, experts believe it will play a vital role in protecting women from date.

"Date rape is more likely to happen at parties when there's not a controlled bar," relationship expert Donna Barnes explains. "They could have spiked the whole bottle and you would have no idea, but by simply painting your nails, you can be protected."

The undercover nail polish is not available yet. The inventors want to perfect the formula before it hits store shelves.

Permalink| Comments

EBR Head Start looking for teachers, aides and more http://www.wbrz.com/news/ebr-head-start-looking-for-teachers-aides-and-more/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/ebr-head-start-looking-for-teachers-aides-and-more/ 2une In Wed, 27 Aug 2014 7:17:28 AM Hunter Robinson EBR Head Start looking for teachers, aides and more

BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge is searching for Head Start teachers, aides, social workers and others who want to make a difference in the lives of children.

They could fill as many as twenty positions Friday at a special job fair. City-Parish Division of Human Development and Services Director Paula Roddy joined us Wednesday on 2une In with all the details.

"This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a position in education," Roddy explained. "If you're a recent graduate, a seasoned person or even retired from another system, you may want to consider working for the city-parish."

The East Baton Rouge Head Start Program is teaming with EmployBR in hopes of immediately filling vacant positions. The EBR Head Start Job Fair is Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Head Start Administrative Building at 4523 Plank Road in Baton Rouge.

For more information, watch the video or visit the EBR Head Start website.

Permalink| Comments

Ascension breaks ground on new government complex http://www.wbrz.com/news/ascension-breaks-ground-on-new-government-complex/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/ascension-breaks-ground-on-new-government-complex/ 2une In Wed, 27 Aug 2014 5:52:20 AM Hunter Robinson Ascension breaks ground on new government complex

GONZALES - Leaders in Ascension Parish broke ground on a new governmental complex Wednesday morning.

The goal is to have more offices under the same roof. Prep work began about two weeks ago, but the official ribbon cutting began at 9:00 a.m.

The new complex is being constructed on Worthy St., across form East Ascension High School. The one story building was originally designed to be 33,000 square ft., but was scaled down to between 20,000 and 30,000 to accommodate the budget. Leaders hope all parish groups will eventually operate from that spot.

According to the chief administrator for the parish, the 6.4 million dollar building is paid for even thought the walls haven't started to go up.

"There was five million dollars when this hospital left," Ken Dawson explains. "That amount was given to the parish to start the process."

The remaining dollars come from an industrial tax incentive that wasn't claimed. That money went back to the parish so it's being used for the rest of the payment.There will still be room for expansion when the building is completed so more governmental groups can move there in the future.

We'll have more later today on WBRZ News 2.

Permalink| Comments

ICYMI: Unique Cuisine Catering's Donut Pie http://www.wbrz.com/news/icymi-unique-cuisine-catering-s-donut-pie/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/icymi-unique-cuisine-catering-s-donut-pie/ 2une In Tue, 26 Aug 2014 6:13:07 AM Hunter Robinson ICYMI: Unique Cuisine Catering's Donut Pie

BATON ROUGE - You can enjoy some delicious food for a great cause at the Capital Chef's Showcase. It's all to benefit Cancer Services of Baton Rouge.

The event is Thursday, September 4th at the Baton Rouge River Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. You can find more information the Cancer Services of Baton Rouge website.

2une In's Josh Eachus previewed the showcase by whipping up some Unique Cuisine Catering's declicious Doughnut Pie. You can find the recipe here:

2 dozen glazed cake donut holes
1 refrigerated pie crust, room temperature
1 stick butter, melted
¼ cup brown sugar
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg
2 eggs, beaten
3 tsp vanilla extract, divided
4 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9" pie plate with cooking spray. Press the pie crust gently into the pan and crimp the edges as desired.
Halve the donut holes and fill the pie crust with the donut holes in an even layer; set aside. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs and ONE teaspoon of the vanilla. Pour the mixture evenly over the donut holes to coat.
Bake the pie for approximately 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. I highly recommend using a pie shield or tenting the crust of the pie to prevent burning and overbaking too quickly. Allow the pie to cool completely.
In a medium bowl, combine the remaining two teaspoons of vanilla, powdered sugar and milk; vigorously stir to combine. Drizzle the icing on top of the pie and immediately garnish with sprinkles. Cut into slices and serve room temperature or warmed up.


Permalink| Comments

Make a difference for children at the Heritage Ranch Gala http://www.wbrz.com/news/make-a-difference-for-children-at-the-heritage-ranch-gala/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/make-a-difference-for-children-at-the-heritage-ranch-gala/ 2une In Tue, 26 Aug 2014 5:49:17 AM Hunter Robinson Make a difference for children at the Heritage Ranch Gala

BATON ROUGE - You can make a difference in the life of a child and have fun at Heritage Ranch's 6th Annual Gala. Executive Director Vicki Ellis joined us this morning on 2une In with a special invitation.

Heritage Ranch aims to strengthen children, parents and families across the Baton Rouge Area. The Heritage Ranch Annual Gala is important to help the organization reach more families and accept more children each year.

Doors open for this year's gala at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 5th. For more information, visit the Heritage Ranch website or watch the video.

Permalink| Comments