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Mark Romig: New Orleans Tourism LIVE

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romig officeHard to pick a better time to interview Mark Romig.

Today, the day after the first weekend of Mardi Gras 2017, the NBA All-Star Game, Romig and I did a Facebook and Twitter Live discussion about, well, tourism in New Orleans, of course.

trump campaignAlthough there might not be much to discuss, Jeff Crouere and yours truly will continue our weekly political slugfest, otherwise called “Trump Talk”, tonight TThursday February 16 on Facebook, Twitter, and Bayoubuzz.com

fieldkow 2pm 3Welcome back, Arnie.

You remember our friend Arnie Fielkow. 

romig2Is it fair to say that Mark Romig is the voice of New Orleans?

I think so.  If not "the voice" to be fair to other city officials, certainly one of the leading voices.

Regardless, the speed-talker, spokesperson, auctioneer, New Orleans Saints Superdome announcer, President and President and CEO New Orleans of the New Orleans Marketing Corporation is full-throated when it comes to praising and serving the city and community. 

 

budget cut capital 5Welcome to the annual Louisiana budget crises.

At least that is what Southern Media & Opinion Research pollster Bernie Pinsonat implied yesterday when we discussed this year's special session to help plug a cavity in this year's budget, ending June 30, 2017.

strangersA “Stranger in a strange land” meets “strangers in their own land”.

This is my impression of the narrative as explained by esteemed Dr. Arlie Russel Hochschild, Professor of Sociology at University of California at Berkeley and author of nine books including her most recent, Strangers in their own Land.

Arlie HochshildTrump voters—who are they?

Are they different from the Tea Party that amorphous grassroots organization of conservatives that took the nation by a storm?

 

trump fingerThe era of President Trump, Week Three.

Nobody thought it wouldn’t be interesting.  Or, better put, did anybody possibly believe it wouldn’t be “wild”? I doubt it.

coast"So the (Louisiana) coast goes, so goes everything else".

Strong words from a second-term Congressman who is now the Chairman of the very important subcommittee on certain infrastructure and whose laws and implementations of policies will be critical, not just for Louisiana, but for every parish and every county in the United States.

graves c 3United States President Donald Trump repeatedly stating that he wants to rebuild the country’s battered infrastructure and with a Republican Congress controlling the money flow, many hope that Louisiana might have struck it rich with the recent naming of a congressman in charge of a committee focused on the necessary infrastructure. 

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