Lafayette Parish Celebrates Bicentennial – Sami Parbhoo

Sami Parbhoo and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

Lafayette Parish is celebrating its Bicentennial this year with ongoing celebrations commemorating the time the Louisiana State Legislature carved off the western half of St. Martin Parish in 1823 to form a new parish named after the Marquis de Lafayette.      Two years earlier, in 1821, Jean Mouton donated a parcel of land to the community then […]

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Dr. Thomas Bond – Regenerative Medicine Institute – Using Your Body’s Ability to Heal Without Surgery

Jan Swift and Dr. Thomas Bond at taping of Discover Lafayette

Our guest is Dr. Thomas Bond who specializes in regenerative medicine. Dr. Bond graduated from LSU in New Orleans and served as LSU Medical Center Chief of Sports Medicine. During his three-year tenure at LSU, Dr. Bond was the Medical Program Director for the LSU Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He founded Total Care Health and […]

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Father Floyd Calais – Beloved Priest Still Ministering after 72 Years in Priesthood

Father Floyd Calais, known as “Flo” to his friends and family, joins Discover Lafayette to share his incredible faith journey. He is well known not only for his service as an active priest but also as a beacon of faith and hope for his many friends who visit him weekly to receive a blessing from […]

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Richard Zuschlag – CEO and Chairman of the Board – Acadian Companies

Richard Zuschlag, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Acadian Companies, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss his incredible life journey. Still working full-time, Richard shares his love and admiration for Acadian’s loyal employees who have made the company’s success possible. Richard came to Lafayette from Pennsylvania in 1970 as a communications engineer for Westinghouse. In […]

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The History of Lafayette Mardi Gras – Rick Chappuis and John Swift

Lafayette lives for Mardi Gras! This episode is a special repeat of our interview with Rick Chappuis and John Swift who joined Discover Lafayette to discuss the history of Mardi Gras in Lafayette LA. The first recorded Mardi Gras festivity took place on Feb. 14, 1869, at the Court House downtown. Although it was a […]

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