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 City Stats report released Monday.

Jim talks with Musheer Robinson, of the local NAACP, speaks in an UNOFFICIAL capacity about crime and poverty and political priorities.

Film producer Roger Wilson discusses the state's film & TV tax incentives and how they help Louisiana's economy.

Dr. Steven Beck, Director of the LSU School of Music, talks about the annual Concert Spectacular, this Friday night.


Residents of Melrose East and Mayfair will decide Saturday whether to charge themselves extra parcel fees to pay for more security in their neighborhoods.

WRKF’s Ashley Westerman visited one of the neighborhoods in Baton Rouge that already has a crime prevention district to see what impact it’s had.

The most recent CityStats survey released by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation said that residents are more scared and more concerned that crime will become worse, despite overall crime in the city declining.

To find out why that is, WRKF's Ashley Westerman spoke with LSU Professor of Sociology Edward Shihadeh about the study.

And he said the fear of crime is typically out of proportion with actual crime stats.