OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
Baton Rouge is rife with talent. Not just entrepreneurial and tech talent, which we focus on a lot on this show, but creative talent. Artists, writers, musicians, and photographers.
Nature photographer C.C. Lockwood's sublime images of Louisiana’s lush swamps, moss-laden oaks, endangered wildlife and fragile ecosystem have earned him international acclaim and a place in the hearts of so many Louisianans. C.C. has published a dozen books of photography, has done extensive work in the American west, and is best known for his local wildlife photography. Lately, his work and books have called attention to the crisis of vanishing Gulf Coast wetlands and efforts by organizations like The Nature Conservancy to restore them.
Randy Roussel is one of the most respected real estate and corporate attorneys in the State and a partner at Phelps Dunbar. Randy has established a successful career over the past 30 years in Baton Rouge, a career many would envy, but Randy’s true passion is photography. He has conveyed his love for south Louisiana and, specifically the River Parishes where he grew up, through gorgeous images that might make CC Lockwood proud. Randy has published two books of his photographs and a third, a combination of essagys about his family and life alogn the Mississippi River combined with photos comes out later this year.
Recorded over lunch at Mansurs On The Boulevard.