Hoda Kotb was at home in New Orleans.
Kotb showed her enthusiastic flair and candor—both which have made her wildly popular nationally as she “got down” in front of an audience of Louisiana women and some men who gathered on Saturday at the Louisiana Center of Women and Government Hall Of Fame banquet.
Today, Greater New Orleans, Inc., the economic development alliance for the 10-parish Greater New Orleans region, released Part Three of its three-part study, titled “A Study of the Economic Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” Prepared by GNO, Inc. using multiple research methods—nationwide and statewide public opinion telephone polls, surveys of targeted decision makers, in-depth interviews, and media content analysis--the study focuses on public perceptions of conducting business in Greater New Orleans and the state of Louisiana, and Gulf and Louisiana seafood following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
I believe Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal will go down into history as the state’s most powerful and artful politician.
That’s not much to expect for the Ivy Leaguer, Rhodes Scholar who headed two major government agencies shortly after his voice changed into adulthood.
While school is out as to whether his government’s trains run on time, few can doubt his political efficacies.
One really doesn’t need much of an excuse to want to see Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi blown to kingdom come.
Gaddafi’s regime through acts of terrorism is responsible for the murder of American servicemen and civilians. And the man Ronald Reagan dubbed the “mad dog of the Middle East” has reminded the world of his willingness to order the slaughter of his fellow Libyans for the crime of objecting to his four decades plus of iron-fisted rule.
With the trend toward sending more and more correspondence via email and with text messaging so popular, fewer people are actually using the old fashioned “snail” mail. Every day more people sign up for online bill paying, forgoing the expensive and time consuming methods of mailing checks to vendors.
One of the most offensive things in politics is when someone pushes a questionable idea and then tries to shield it from legitimate criticism by claiming, "This idea should be above politics." This aptly describes Governor Bobby Jindal's proposal to merge Southern University in New Orleans (SUNO) with the University of New Orleans (UNO). Using heavy handed political tactics under the guise of "reform," Jindal rammed this proposal through a deeply divided Louisiana Board of Regents, preparing the groundwork for this proposal to be considered by the state legislature in its upcoming legislative session.
Louisiana has, arguably, the most musical talent per square inch anywhere. Our artists have created genres of music, mixed genres to create new genres of music and have dominated nearly a century of the world's music. Yet, where is Louisiana's music industry?
It appears that, in advancing the music of the world for decades, we failed to craft a viable and sustainable music industry.
Most Jefferson Parish voters have known only one name as their Assessor for the last fifty years--the father and son team called Lawrence Chehardy. When the son resigned, retiring late last year, a four candidate scramble began to succeed him at the Assessor's office.
Thomas Capella dropped out of a bid for Parish President to seek the chief “valuer” of property in Jefferson. Skip Galan, the former Kenner Councilman and convicted felon, filed for the job from his residence in Ponchatula. Mary Chehardy, Lawrence's Aunt and a perennial candidate, filed for the job, despite her nephew's decision to support someone else.
It’s time to “punch it up” with Politics With A Punch. It's also time for an anniversary.
Punch one for Politics With a Punch. Actually, punch nine as Politics With a Punch is now NINE YEARS OLD.
For those who don't know, Politics with a Punch is Louisiana's version of Politically Incorrect . The next “Punch” will take place Thursday March 31 at the Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for Happy Hour and networking and the show begins at 8 p.m.
If you can't find things to do this tonight and this weekend in New Orleans, shame, shame, shame.
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