• Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

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560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

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bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

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penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

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collision comfOne of the real achievements in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana is the Digital Media Law or Interactive Media Law.  One of the most attractive upcoming events worldwide is a tech-entrepreneurship conference bringing young tech-advocates to downtown New Orleans.

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interactive mediaOne of my favorite topics to discuss, quite frankly, is Louisiana’ technology industry , specifically the interactive or digital media industry.

 

In the 90’s, I wrote a technology column for the Baton Rouge Business report and occasional articles for the Times Picayune.  At the time, I also created and recorded weekday morning radio minutes on the local Bloomberg radio station, discussing technology and economic development.  One of the main themes was the lack of technology in Louisiana, the dearth of venture capital, and the lack of government involvement in helping the industry grow.

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kurt-weigle-new-orleans-dddSuper Bowl, Mardi Gras, rebuild, the Downtown Development District or DDD of New Orleans is buzzing, growing, and greatly transforming.

 

 

 

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louisiana-entertainmentIn my opinion, Chris Stelly might have one of the most fun jobs in Louisiana state government.  He is the Director of Entertainment for Louisiana Economic Development. 

 

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FirstFrameAs New Orleans braces for its magnificent holiday season followed by the mega-extravangzas of Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras and this year, the super of the super, the NFL Super Bowl, there is one question on the mind of many tourists:  How is the New Orleans city and region economy doing since it is now seven Christmases ago from the season following Hurricane Katrina?

 

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Optimized-boycott-nola1last night i attended an informational forum entitled “public forum on journalism: where do we go from here?” at loyola university’s nunemaker auditorium. it was presented as a conversation with the public about the future of journalism.

while media insiders and new media fans were probably enthralled with what transpired, I don’t think it was the conversation that a lot of the people of new orleans were wanting.

 

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tp-logo2Ever since the Times Picayune announced its move to a major digital platform for its NOLA.com operation, the media community has virtually gone haywire with rumors, collaborations and announcements.

Times-Picayune announced it will be publishing three-times per week and virtually all its content will be online.

On Monday, the Baton Rouge Advocate announced it would enter New Orleans market with more than a spattering of news stories.

 

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