Friday, September 11, 2015

121 Mike Stagg, Part 1

121.  Part one of our interview with Mike Stagg.  Mike is active in Louisiana politics.  Mike is active in Louisiana politics. He has been working for positive change in Louisiana through technology-based community and economic development initiatives at the regional, state and local levels for the past 20 years. And he has been actively focused on environmental, energy, and taxation issues for the past five years.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. September 13, 1987. Pope John Paul II begins three day visit to New Orleans.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. September 12, 2005Heckuvajob Day.  Michael D. Brown resigned as Director of FEMA for, "the best interest of the agency and the best interest of the president."  Officials awarded a $30.9 million contract to repair the, "twin spans" I-10 bridge to New Orleans to Boh Brothers Construction Co. on September 12, 2005. It was estimated that 45 days would be required before the bridge could reopen to normal traffic. Water pressure had now been restored in the majority of the Jefferson Parish. A "boil water" order was still in force on the East Bank, but had been lifted for the West Bank. On the East Bank, 17% of sewage pumps were operational, and 39% were operational on the West Bank.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    The Bowie Festival & Bowie BBQ Throwdown
    September 25 - 26, 2015
    Riverview RV Park & Resort - Vidalia, LA
    Contact Ann Westmoreland or Glen McGlothin
    Join us in Vidalia, Louisiana - We will be Grillin' and Chillin' on the beautiful banks of the Mighty Mississippi River.  Vendors with authentic items, great festival and Louisiana foods, State Championship BBQ cook-off (KCBS Sanctioned), Entertainment you will not want to miss!!!  Every year - the last weekend of September.
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