Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser

Our guest is Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, the 54th person to serve the State of Louisiana in this capacity. Billy Nungesser’s drive to rebuild the tourism industry of Louisiana as we exit the pandemic is admirable, and we are well on the way to breaking the historic number of visitors we experienced in 2019 right […]

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Dr. Gary Wagner – 2022 Economic Update

We’re joined by Dr. Gary Wagner, Acadiana Business Economist and Endowed Chair at UL- Lafayette B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration. This is Dr. Wagner’s second interview, the first having been conducted in March of 2020, right before the pandemic shut down things for a while and threw the employment market a curve ball […]

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Dr. Malcolm Stubbs, Orthopedic Surgeon, on ROSA robotic hip surgery

Dr. Malcolm Stubbs of the Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic

Dr. Malcolm Stubbs, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss the latest technique to restore mobility to patients with degenerative hip issues. In particular, we discuss the ROSA (Robotic Surgical Assistant) robotic hip surgery procedure that Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital has recently added. Dr. Stubbs graduated from LSU and […]

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Donielle Watkins – Founder of D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana

Jan Swift and Donielle Watkins at taping of Discover Lafayette podcast

Donielle Watkins, Co-Director of the D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana, joins us to discuss her passion for helping individuals with special needs have access to fun and enriching activities.   Donielle and her husband, Brian, founded D.R.E.A.M.S. in 2008, so that their son, Logan, who was born with spina bifida, could participate in activities and sports […]

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Dr. Rachel Pruchno, Author of Beyond Madness, a Guide for Bettering the Lives of People with Serious Mental Illness, Their Families, and Their Communities

Dr. Rachel Pruchno, the author of Beyond Madness, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss how 11.2 million adults and 1.9 million children (statistics as of 2017) live with serious mental illness and how their families have a front-row seat to the ravages of serious mental illness as they try to make their way in the world. […]

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