Bob Giles – Automotive Entrepreneur and Community Philanthropist

Bob Giles and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

Bob Giles, owner of Giles Automotive with locations in Lafayette, Alexandria, Opelousas, and El Paso TX, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss the journey that led him to focus on philanthropy and giving back to the community. Bob grew up in the car business, learning from both his grandfathers and his father who owned car dealerships […]

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Lucky’s Fire & Smoke – Focus on Wagyu Beef, Exquisite Flavor and the Science Behind Great Nutrition

Eddie Khoury and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

The proprietors of Lucky’s Fire & Smoke, Lafayette’s newest restaurant, discuss their unique cuisine which features farm-direct American Wagyu beef, poultry, locally sourced seafood, and plant-based offerings. Acclaimed chef and author, Jimmy Schmidt, a three-time winner of the James Beard award who created this fine-dining concept along with Lucky’s co-owner, Eddie Khoury, a restauranteur of […]

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Lafayette Public Library/Foundation – Joan Wingate and Dr. Joe Abraham

Joan Wingate, Jan Swift and Joe Abraham at taping of Discover Lafayette

Dr. Joe Abraham and Joan Wingate are both enthusiastic and tireless supporters of our Lafayette Parish library system. They joined us to discuss their mission to instill a love of reading in our children and families and to emphasize the importance of citizens’ support of our library system so that we can continue to offer […]

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Judge Richard “Dicky” Haik, Sr. – Lifelong Public Servant on Federal and State Bench

Judge Dicky Haik and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

Retired Federal Judge Richard “Dicky” Haik, Sr. joined Discover Lafayette to discuss his distinguished career in law after serving on the bench for 32 years. Judge Haik grew up in New Iberia and proudly went to Catholic High of New Iberia along with other notables who have followed him, including retired Sheriff Mike Neustrom and […]

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Yvette Girouard – Legendary Softball Coach of UL and LSU

Yvette Girouard and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

Yvette Girouard, legendary softball coach, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss her incredible career on the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX which made it illegal to discriminate in educational programs that receive federal funds. A native of Broussard, Yvette served as head softball coach at UL-Lafayette from 1981 to 2000, and then at […]

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