Baton Rouge Area Foundation http://wrkf.org en Crime Still A Major Concern For EBR Parish Residents http://wrkf.org/post/crime-still-major-concern-ebr-parish-residents <p>A widespread fear of crime remains among the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish. That’s according to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s latest <a href="http://www.braf.org/assets/docs/CityStats/2013%20CityStats.pdf">City Stats report</a> released Monday.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:32:14 +0000 Ashley Westerman 11789 at http://wrkf.org BRAF Releases City Stats 2013 http://wrkf.org/post/braf-releases-city-stats-2013 <p>The Baton Rouge Area Foundation released its annual <a href="http://www.braf.org/assets/docs/CityStats/2013%20CityStats.pdf">City Stats</a> report Monday. The survey, which looks at over 70 indicators, revealed some surprising answers this year.<br> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:11:46 +0000 Ashley Westerman 11733 at http://wrkf.org THURSDAY: BRAC's Erin Wesley, Civil Suit Opponents Steve Myers and Paul Naquin http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-bracs-erin-wesley-civil-suit-opponents-steve-myers-and-paul-naquin <p>Erin Monroe&nbsp;Wesley, C.O.O. of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, discusses her group's legislative agenda for this year and other matters.</p><p>Local businessman Steve Myers and Paul Naquin, a resident concerned about occupants of some of Myers' rental properties in his neighborhood. Myers recently won a court case on the matter and they'll talk with Jim about it.</p><p><em> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:21:45 +0000 Jim Engster 9386 at http://wrkf.org Dinaw Mengestu Wins Ernest Gaines Literary Award http://wrkf.org/post/dinaw-mengestu-wins-ernest-gaines-literary-award <p><span class="BodyCopy">The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has announced the winner of this year's Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, which is designed to inspire and recognize rising African-American writers in honor of the renowned Louisiana author. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">Dinaw Mengestu will accept the award for his novel, How to Read the Air. WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked to him about the challenges of writing fiction and the underlying message in his novel.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Tegan Wendland 2743 at http://wrkf.org Dinaw Mengestu Wins Ernest Gaines Literary Award