New Beginnings Program – Focus on Effective Parenting Following Separation or Divorce

This Discover Lafayette podcast is the second part in our focus on Better Options Initiative, whose mission is to eliminate harm to Acadiana’s children due to parental conflict.  In 2016, Better Options Initiative brought the New Beginnings Program to Acadiana after it was identified as one of the most effective in the country to facilitate children’s […]

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History of LUS Fiber – Part Two

In this second part of Discover Lafayette’s focus on the history of LUS fiber, immediate past City-Parish President Joey Durel, and attorney Pat Ottinger, discuss the hurdles that had to be overcome in creating Louisiana’s only 100% municipally owned broadband fiber network. Mayor-President Joel Robideaux opens the show and discusses the many benefits fiber offers Lafayette […]

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Michele Ezell Tells the Tale of Tsunami

“Tsunami” can be defined as “a force that comes into a community and takes hold of it”. When the concept for the first Tsunami sushi restaurant was being developed in 1999, Michelle Ezell, her husband, Sean, sister, Leah, and cousin, Tara, looked for names that had an Asian influence and “Tsunami” captured it. They had […]

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Better Options Initiative – Working to Prevent Harm to Acadiana’s Children Due to Parental Conflict

Better Options Initiative (“BOI”) focuses on making our region a better place for children, preventing parental alienation, and helping adults focus on effective parenting skills when their families are living in conflict. Formed in late 2015, BOI has a mission to mitigate the rate and magnitude of high conflict divorce and the consequential lasting negative effects on children. […]

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Marc Mouton of Insurance Resource Group Discusses Cost Effective Health Insurance Options

Marc Mouton of the Insurance Resource Group offers an experienced take on the many ways people can purchase insurance in a cost-effective way. With the price of insurance rising, along with the mandates of the Affordable Care Act, it is a challenge for businesses and individuals to stay afloat and keep their families covered. While […]

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