LRA Podcast

LRA Podcast


Latest Episodes

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 12
July 01, 2020

LRA 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 done with us.” Phase 2 may be extended until July 28,

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 11
June 25, 2020

Our 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 the rise of cases across the country. He also reminds all of our listeners to mask up an...

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 10
June 18, 2020

In 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 Cory Bahr of Parish Restaurant in Louisiana’s Delta–Monroe.

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 9
June 11, 2020

We’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 mLevel to talk about our newest collaborative initiative,

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 8
May 22, 2020

The 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 bills working their way through the session; you’ll hear Melvin ...

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 7
May 08, 2020

In 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, Senator Patrick McMath and Representative Blake Miguez as they disc...

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 6
May 01, 2020

This 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 on how Louisianians are heading in the right...

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 5
April 24, 2020

In today’s episode, special guests Chef Tory McPhail of the New Orleans famous Commander’s Palace, Randy Daniel of OMW Restaurant Holdings in Lafayette, and the LRA’s own VP of Membership Pam St. Pierre will join hosts Stan Harris,

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 4
April 17, 2020

We open episode 4 “The Lost Month” with an interview between Stan Harris and Newell Normal of WWL radio who discuss the state of industry as we assess impacts nearly a month later from the state mandated stay at home order.

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 3
April 14, 2020

In today’s episode, hosts Stan Harris, LRA President & CEO and Wendy Waren, VP of Comm, will speak with Emery Whalen, CEO and founder of QED Hospitality, Jason Jones, Regional Sales Manager for Sysco New Orleans, and Sal Bivalacqua,