Jason P. Reed, Founder of New Bayou Books, Working to Inspire a Renaissance of Modern Fiction Featuring South Louisiana 

Jan Swift and Jason Reed at taping of Discover Lafayette

Jason P. Reed, founder of New Bayou Books and the author of two recent novels set in Acadiana joined Discover Lafayette to share his goal of sparking a renaissance of new, modern fiction that features South Louisiana.¬† A native of Eunice LA, Jason graduated from USL, served a stint with the Peace Corps, then joined […]

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Pavy Art + Design – Acadian Inspired Textiles by Francis X. Pavy and Cathi Pavy

Jan Swift, Francis X. and Cathi Pavy

Francis X. and Cathi Pavy joined Discover Lafayette to talk about Pavy Art + Design, their contemporary line of Acadian-inspired textiles derived from the iconic artwork of Francis X. Pavy. While Pavy Art + Design is primarily focused on business-to-business sales, individuals can also buy direct. Cathy says, “Our goal is to get into showrooms […]

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Heather Blanchard, CASA Executive Director, on its Mission to Advocate and Support Children in Foster Care

Jan Swift and Heather Blanchard at taping of Discover Lafayette

Heather Blanchard, Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates of South Louisiana (“CASA”) joins Discover Lafayette to discuss their mission to help children and families when there has been abuse or neglect. Heather is a passionate spokesperson for CASA, having first served the organization in her first job after college, then served on its board […]

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Dustin Gaspard – Singer, Guitarist and Lyristic, Showcasing New Release, Hoping Heaven Got a Kitchen at AcA

Dustin Gaspard with Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

Guitarist and lyricist, Dustin Gaspard, who recently released Hoping Heaven Got a Kitchen, is our guest on Discover Lafayette. A poet since he was a young boy, Dustin is a self-taught vocalist and guitarist. He has taken his love of music and writing to produce his first complete album which was released in late February […]

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Kay Couvillon – Lifelong Educator and Student Life Coach

Kay Couvillon, a student life coach, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss her experiences in education and how she came to love coaching. A teacher with 46 years of experience, Kay earned a Masters’s in Education, plus an additional 30 hours in education from USL, now UL-Lafayette. She has taught all grade levels, including gifted education, […]

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