Capitol Connection 2021 – Episode 1

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:12 — 14.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn this episode, Stan Harris discusses the $28.6 billion SBA-administered Restaurant Revitalization Fund which opens May 3; the third week of the Louisiana Legislature; and local industry issues in New Orleans andContinue reading “Capitol Connection 2021 – Episode 1”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 22

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:56 — 10.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreLRA President and CEO Stan Harris discusses the National Restaurant Association’s recent letter to Congress that recapped the recent COVID-19 impact survey. For months, Congress has been trapped in a political tug-of-warContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 22”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 21

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:05 — 14.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn this episode, Stan Harris and Wendy Waren dish about the status of a next federal COVID-relief package, the Governor’s announcement that Louisiana will move to Phase 3 on Sept. 11; NationalContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 21”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 20

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:08 — 8.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreDuring this episode, you’ll get an update on recovery efforts in the areas devastated by Hurricane Laura, and we chat with LRA Past Chair Rob King of Pitt Grills who reopened hisContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 20”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 19

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:24 — 16.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreHear from the National Restaurant Association’s Sean Kennedy on what’s transpired in the last 48 hours in D.C., what’s happening in the House this weekend and the Senate’s proposed “skinny” relief bill;Continue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 19”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 18

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:23 — 9.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn Episode 18, State Treasurer John Schroder joins host Wendy Waren to bust myths on who is eligible for the Louisiana Main Street Recovery Grant Program and what expenses are reimbursable. AndContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 18”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 17

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:26 — 11.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn Episode 17, we hear from Ernest Legier, the newly appointed Commissioner of the Alcohol Tobacco Control with details of the Conditional Restaurant Permit process. Award Winning Chef Frank Brigtsen reports onContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 17”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 16

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:39 — 14.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreLRA President/CEO Stan Harris joins us with an update on where things stand in Louisiana and what restaurants need to do right now to avoid closures and reduce staff exposure to COVID.Continue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 16”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 15

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:59 — 8.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreNational Restaurant Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Sean Kennedy joined the podcast to explain the importance of the restaurant industry standing on a united front to get the attention ourContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 15”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 14

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:37 — 12.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreStan Harris and Wendy Waren are back in the office today talking about the National Restaurant Association’s Blueprint for Restaurant Revival plan. Stan also reminds us to practice “COVID Courtesy” and abideContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 14”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 13

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:38 — 11.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreOn Episode 13, Stan briefs us on legislative special sessions, the Main Street Recovery program, and the extended PPP program. Wendy urges members to complete the NRA Survey #4 (take the surveyContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 13”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 12

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:37 — 10.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreLRA President and CEO Stan Harris starts off this episode with a bang, “It would appear we are done with the virus, but it is very clear the virus is not doneContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 12”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 11

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:27 — 11.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreOur hosts Stan Harris and Wendy Waren are back for Episode 11! Stan agrees that though its disappointing we did not move forward to Phase 3, it was expected due to theContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 11”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 10

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:20 — 13.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn Episode 10, we hear from LRA members Michael Boudreaux, partner of four separate concepts in Baton Rouge; Donald Spahr, of Malt & Burger and Spahr’s Seafood down the Bayou; and CoryContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 10”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 9

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:54 — 16.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreWe’re back with another podcast! Stan Harris opens up recapping this year’s legislative session and tells us a bit more about Phase 2 guidance. We then hear from Jordan Fladell of mLevelContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 9”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 8

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:05 — 14.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreThe LRA’s Conversations in the COVID Crisis is back with Stan Harris and Wendy Waren dishing about several pieces of legislation to benefit restaurants. You’ll want to hear this lineup of billsContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 8”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 7

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:10 — 14.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn this week’s episode, the legislature went back to session on May 4. Listen in to hear a recorded Facebook Live interview from LRA President & CEO Stan Harris, Senator Sharon Hewitt,Continue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 7”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 6

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:36 — 15.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreThis week, our host Stan Harris guest starred on an interview with Jeff Palermo of The Louisiana Radio Network. Don Pearson, Secretary of Louisiana’s economic development, finally delivers some positive news onContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 6”