podcasts pour tous les Acadiens

Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds creative business consultant Aileen Bennett conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Aileen invites guests from Acadiana's  business community to join her. Beyond the foundations of the Acadiana economy - oil, cuisine, music - there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana business community. You can also hear the show on KRVS 88.7FM.

Pivot

Pivot
February 21, 2018

It’s not unheard of for us to jump into something with two feet and totally commit to it - only to discover some time later that things aren’t working out exactly as we planned and we need to take some remedial action. On your wedding day, for example, you don’t imagine you’re going to find yourself a few years later making an appointment for couples therapy. When you drive off the lot... Read More »

This Land Is Your Land

This Land Is Your Land
February 14, 2018

Many indigenous populations have a view of their place in the universe that defines them as stewards of the Earth. Australian Aborigines, Native Americans, and others, see themselves as intimately connected to the land. Here in Acadiana we’re intimately connected to the land in an agricultural sense, but you wouldn’t expect to see Neil deGrasse Tyson delivering a lecture on Cajun Cosmology. If anything, the spiritual aspect of both Cajun and European immigrants... Read More »

Tourists and Locals

Tourists and Locals
January 31, 2018

For as long as human beings have been on earth, we’ve been on the move. If you’re a Creationist, Adam and Eve were the first travelers when God told them to pack up their fig leaves and get out of The Garden of Eden. If you’re an Evolutionist, geological finds support the theory that early humans wandered far and wide across the continents in search of food. Today, millions of us are on... Read More »

What's Old Is New Again

What's Old Is New Again
January 31, 2018

Here in Acadiana, whether you’re a recent arrival or your family’s been here for generations, there’s one thing we all agree on – we have a unique culture that we need to preserve. That’s a great sentiment. But even though we all have it, wishing doesn’t make it happen. For culture to be preserved, somebody has to actually preserve it. Most of us are busy, working and raising families. Despite whatever good... Read More »

Guitar Fishing

Guitar Fishing
January 24, 2018

You may remember in the late 1990’s a company called BASF had a massive TV marketing campaign, based on what they didn’t make. They had a number of commercials that said things like, “At BASF we don’t make the cooler, we make it cooler.” And “At BASF we don’t make the jeans, we make them bluer.” All these beautifully shot and expensive looking commercials would end with, “At BASF we don’t... Read More »

Cajun Worms

Cajun Worms
January 17, 2018

One of the things we like to do on this show is introduce you to people who have businesses and occupations you might not be aware of. Or that are, shall we say “out of the ordinary.” In that regard, we may have outdone ourselves with this edition of Out to Lunch.  Rusty Wilson is a vermiculturalist. Also known as a worm farmer. Yes, worms. Down on the Acadiana Worm Farm, Rusty... Read More »

Short Fat Nurse

Short Fat Nurse
January 10, 2018

A lot of people around here in Acadiana compare the recent downturn in the oil business to the downturn in the 1980’s. The general consensus seems to be that although this downturn is having a longer-term effect within the oil business itself, it’s having a lesser effect on the overall Acadian economy. The reason everybody gives for that is one word: diversification. And it’s true. Over the past couple of decades... Read More »

Chop Chop Farm

Chop Chop Farm
December 20, 2017

If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like meat, you might want to keep this show on in the background and not listen too closely. If you’re the kind of person who believes there are certain jobs that women just shouldn’t do – for example, that there’s nothing sexy about a lady pig farmer or a woman who knows her way around a butcher shop – you’ll probably be happier... Read More »

Singer Songwriter

Singer Songwriter
December 6, 2017

In Acadiana we love music. Not only do we listen to it, but many of us play it. There are probably more musicians per capita here than anywhere in the country. Music, for many families, is a way of both celebrating and passing on our culture. It is, as the late Eddie LeJeune, said, “In the Blood.” Despite the fact that music is a central part of our lives, making a living... Read More »

Doing Good

Doing Good
November 29, 2017

When we talk about somebody being in business, our underlying assumption is that they’re in business to make a profit. For themselves. That assumption does not always hold true. Admittedly, exceptions are rare. And that’s what makes them all the more remarkable. It would hard to find a more remarkable exception than Kim James Boudreaux. Kim is the Executive Director of Catholic Services in Lafayette. Catholic services provides a wide range of community help,... Read More »

Tradition 2.0

Tradition 2.0
November 22, 2017

On his album Purple Rain, Prince famously opens his dance party with the lines, “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, to get through this thing called Life.” Prince’s point is that we’re all on our individual journey to find happiness, but we’re also all in this together. Most of us quietly go about our lives, making our own discoveries and mistakes, and hopefully getting wiser as we do. Then there are people... Read More »

Symphonic Glide

Symphonic Glide
November 15, 2017

In the past, one of the indications of being good in business – and a successful and respectable person in general – was job stability. You graduated from high school or college, you got a job and you stuck at it for 40 years. If you did well, you’d work your way up through the ranks and end up in management. But even if you didn’t, you appreciated the security, you... Read More »

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