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Not Born in Silicon Valley: Meet Omnidek and Sellswipe

As the tech industry evolves and matures, all sorts of new opportunities are created for entrepreneurs who see where existing technologies don’t meet a need or don’t go far enough to deliver what customers demand. If you listen to national shows like How I Built This or Freakonomics, you’re familiar with the type of wildly…

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Principle versus Profit

We talk a lot about business on this show, and what it takes to be successful in business. On this edition of Out to Lunch Stephanie focuses on an aspect of business that doesn’t typically get so much attention: the ethics of principle versus profit. Aaron Beam is a former executive who travels around the…

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High School Entrepreneurs

We hear a lot on this show from entrepreneurs — some successful, some just starting out— about what they do and what makes them tick. On this edition of Out to Lunch we turn our attention to a whole new breed of business people: Baton Rouge high school entrepreneurs. Deborah Sternberg is founder and chairperson…

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Teach For America

Teach For America is a nationwide initiative aimed at addressing the shortage of teachers in the US. A recent study estimated that the nationwide shortage in 2018 was around 110 thousand, and that is expected to nearly double to 200 thousand by 2025. Teach For America is an organization that seeks to enlist and mobilize…

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SoFab, So good

Since 2015, Louisiana Eats has called the Southern Food and Beverage Museum home. Now in its eleventh year, SoFAB showcases culinary highlights of 15 Southern states and Washington D.C. It’s more than just a museum, though. It’s also an active part of New Orleans’ food and beverage world, with a state-of-the-art kitchen where cooking classes…

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Baton Rouge Art

Kelli Scott Kelley is a leading light in the world of Baton Rouge art. Kelli is an artist and a professor of painting in the LSU School of Art. Kelli has exhibited and lectured throughout the United States. She specializes in mixed-media narrative paintings, drawings and objects, and has authored a book featuring her narrative…

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Eat, Drink & Be Scary

There’s a little something spooky in the air because it’s that time of year again! On this year’s special Halloween edition of Louisiana Eats, we’re getting up close and personal with some ghostly friends and the places they haunt. We begin with a visit with our resident medium, Debbie Duvall who recently put host Poppy…

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Eat It To Eradicate It

On this week’s show, we explore the intersections between hunting, gathering, fishing, and our changing environment. We begin at the Best of Bycatch dinner at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, where a highly invasive fish is on the menu: the Asian Carp.   Then, we travel to the island of Kauai and meet James…

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Viva Cuba!

Cuba and New Orleans are tied together in many ways, from our Creole flavors to our laid back attitude – but maybe most of all, in our music. Back in December of 2015, Louisiana Eats host Poppy Tooker had the opportunity to join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on their landmark visit to Cuba for…

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IT Disasters

Over the next few years, the disaster management industry in the United States alone is expected to top $122 billion dollars, which points to a lot of problems with our climate, but also to the many opportunities that exist for companies able to respond to the needs of city, state and local governments when they’re…

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