WRKF interns http://wrkf.org en Responding to Disasters Gives Couple Perspective in Retirement http://wrkf.org/post/responding-disasters-gives-couple-perspective-retirement <p>When most people retire they take up golf, join a local book club, or simply sleep in more. But Clay and Kathy Smilie spend their time in disaster zones as Red Cross Volunteers.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:23:32 +0000 Frank Barnett 14429 at http://wrkf.org Responding to Disasters Gives Couple Perspective in Retirement In Baton Rouge, the Closet is Crowded http://wrkf.org/post/baton-rouge-closet-crowded <p>In its <a href="http://www.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/MEI_2012_Report.pdf" target="_blank">municipal survey</a> released in November, the Human Rights Campaign scored Baton Rouge a two out of 100 based on the policies and services the city has in place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Only Montgomery, Al., Frankfort, Ky. and Jefferson City, Mo. scored lower.</p><p>So we wondered if Baton Rouge’s dismal score is indicative of life for LGBT people here.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Lisa Lovello 4571 at http://wrkf.org In Baton Rouge, the Closet is Crowded Bike-Only in Baton Rouge http://wrkf.org/post/bike-only-baton-rouge <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.8516934925772289" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Ideas for making transportation infrastructure more bike-friendly are up for discussion at the annual <a href="http://summit.cpex.org">Louisiana Smart Growth Summit downtown</a> this week. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Wednesday, Nov. 28, <a href="https://sites.google.com/a/brsafestreets.org/brass/">Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets</a> will give some officials, planning experts, and citizens at the summit a taste of what it’s like to get around the capitol city by bike now. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Mark Martin, who founded the bike advocacy group in 2006, navigates his daily routine here with only two wheels. </span></p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:48:00 +0000 Drew Walker 2616 at http://wrkf.org Bike-Only in Baton Rouge Pinball Gets Design Firm's Gears Going http://wrkf.org/post/pinball-gets-design-firms-gears-going <p><span class="BodyCopy">Past the stuffy, official government buildings of downtown Baton Rouge, you'll find the city's oldest commercial building. Up the creaky stairs off Lafayette Street and beyond the reception area is a big open room. Sometimes the design world gets a little noisy. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">WRKF intern Claire Ohlsen visited the workspace and sent us this audio postcard.</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Claire Ohlsen 2133 at http://wrkf.org