About This Show
Welcome to the altBR podcast with Jacob Jolibois and Abe Felix! We’re going to be sitting down with the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana who are in the trenches, helping to make this city a better place. From entrepreneurs, to designers, to musicians, to politicians, to chefs, to civil rights activists, join us as we listen to their stories of progress, hope and goodness in this city.
Most Recent Episode
#49: Melissa Thompson - The Leslie Knope of Baton Rouge
2 days ago
When it comes to city pride, Melissa Thompson gives Leslie Knope a run for her money — in fact, she's often referred to as the "Leslie Knope of Baton Rouge." Melissa brings a passion for the city that is absolutely contagious. And it's a good thing too — as the Director of Talent Development at Baton Rouge Area Chamber, it's her job to help people, young and old, love where they live and stick around for the long haul. This episode is a goldmine of local favorites. We dive into her story and learn why she moved back from Memphis, why she loves Baton Rouge so much and the unique cultural flavors of the city that make it a great place to live, work and play.