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One-on-one interviews with Biz New Orleans magazine and local leaders about issues that affect businesses throughout the greater New Orleans region.


Last Episode Date: 11 June 2024

Total Episodes: 202

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11 June 2024
Episode 200: Lawyer Michelle Craig Looks at Louisiana’s New Laws

This week, attorney Michelle Craig of Transcendent Law Group talks about how the active 2024 legislative session will alter Louisiana’s legal landscape — from a ban on transgendered bathrooms in schools to new rules for emotional support animals. A slate of new laws will...

25 min
4 June 2024
Episode 199: Bocuse D’Or and the Pastry World Cup

The Olympics of food service, the Bocuse D’Or and the Pastry World Cup have never been held in America since their founding in 1987. From June 11-13, these prestigious events will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. New Orleans & Company Executive Vic...

25 min
28 May 2024
Episode 198: Dr. Joe Ramos Talks About Cancer Care in Louisiana

Louisiana has a higher incidence of cancer and a lower rate of survival than most states, so it’s more important than ever for the state’s healthcare providers to coordinate efforts to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The director of the LSU LCMC Health Cance...

25 min
21 May 2024
Episode 197: The Fight for the Right to THC

If passed, Louisiana Senate Bill 237 would eliminate virtually all hemp products from the market, killing what has fast become a $33 million industry spurred by the booming popularity of THC-infused beverages. On this week’s podcast, hemp industry advocate Monica Olano sha...

26 min
14 May 2024
Episode 196: Kevin Ferguson Discusses the Home For Good New Orleans Homeless Initiative

Kevin Ferguson, a VP at New Orleans & Company, provides an update on the Home For Good New Orleans Homeless Initiative, a community-wide effort to achieve low to no unsheltered homelessness in New Orleans by the end of 2025.

23 min
7 May 2024
Episode 195: Affordable Health Coverage for Hospitality Workers is Here

NOLA native Elizabeth Tilton is shaking things up in hospitality by offering up an industry first — easy, affordable health insurance and other wellness benefits to hospitality workers around the nation through her company OS BENEFiTS. How does it work and how affordable a...

24 min
30 April 2024
Episode 194: Courtney Durham Shane and Cam Poole Are ‘Jazzed’ About the Future of Offshore Wind Energy in Louisiana

Courtney Durham Shane from Pew Charitable Trusts and Cam Poole from Greater New Orleans Inc discuss a report that contains recommendations to help boost jobs and economic development related to offshore wind in Louisiana.

23 min
23 April 2024
Episode 193: From Real Estate Mogul to Live Theater Producer

New York City native and real estate mogul Charles D. Urstadt fell for New Orleans’ rich culture when he moved here eight years ago. Last year, Urstadt joined with fellow New Orleanian and veteran Tony Award-winning producer Dale Mott to form a new live theater company cal...

30 min
16 April 2024
Episode 192: Dawn Bradley-Fletcher Talks About Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

On April 14, the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter officially cut the ribbon on a new home in Mid-City. The converted hotel will allow the shelter to grow its services for homeless families in the metro area and double its sheltering capacity. On this week’s pod...

28 min
9 April 2024
Episode 191: Homeowners Insurance – The real problem isn’t what you think

A Louisiana native and mortgage industry professional for more than 30 years, Ross Miller is on the board of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB). In this episode, he shares some shocking facts about how insurance works in Louisiana and the efforts his organi...

58 min
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