199 episodes

One-on-one interviews with Biz New Orleans magazine and local leaders about issues that affect businesses throughout the greater New Orleans region.

Biz Talks Biz New Orleans

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

One-on-one interviews with Biz New Orleans magazine and local leaders about issues that affect businesses throughout the greater New Orleans region.

    Episode 197: The Fight for the Right to THC

    Episode 197: The Fight for the Right to THC

    If passed, Louisiana Senate Bill 237 would eliminate virtually all hemp products from the market, killing what has fast become a $33 million industry spurred by the booming popularity of THC-infused beverages. On this week’s podcast, hemp industry advocate Monica Olano shares who is behind the bill and why she thinks it would be a bad move for Louisiana.

    • 26 min
    Episode 196: Kevin Ferguson Discusses the Home For Good New Orleans Homeless Initiative

    Episode 196: Kevin Ferguson Discusses the Home For Good New Orleans Homeless Initiative

    Kevin Ferguson, a VP at New Orleans & Company, provides an update on the Home For Good New Orleans Homeless Initiative, a community-wide effort to achieve low to no unsheltered homelessness in New Orleans by the end of 2025.

    • 23 min
    Episode 195: Affordable Health Coverage for Hospitality Workers is Here

    Episode 195: Affordable Health Coverage for Hospitality Workers is Here

    NOLA native Elizabeth Tilton is shaking things up in hospitality by offering up an industry first — easy, affordable health insurance and other wellness benefits to hospitality workers around the nation through her company OS BENEFiTS. How does it work and how affordable are we talking? She shares all the details in this week’s BizTalks.

    • 24 min
    Episode 194: Courtney Durham Shane and Cam Poole Are ‘Jazzed’ About the Future of Offshore Wind Energy in Louisiana

    Episode 194: Courtney Durham Shane and Cam Poole Are ‘Jazzed’ About the Future of Offshore Wind Energy in Louisiana

    Courtney Durham Shane from Pew Charitable Trusts and Cam Poole from Greater New Orleans Inc discuss a report that contains recommendations to help boost jobs and economic development related to offshore wind in Louisiana.

    • 23 min
    Episode 193: From Real Estate Mogul to Live Theater Producer

    Episode 193: From Real Estate Mogul to Live Theater Producer

    New York City native and real estate mogul Charles D. Urstadt fell for New Orleans’ rich culture when he moved here eight years ago. Last year, Urstadt joined with fellow New Orleanian and veteran Tony Award-winning producer Dale Mott to form a new live theater company called Edgewood Entertainment focused on producing works by authors from marginalized communities. In this week’s podcast, Urstadt shares his journey to this new career and the similarities he sees between New Orleans and New York City.

    • 30 min
    Episode 192: Dawn Bradley-Fletcher Talks About Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

    Episode 192: Dawn Bradley-Fletcher Talks About Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

    On April 14, the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter officially cut the ribbon on a new home in Mid-City. The converted hotel will allow the shelter to grow its services for homeless families in the metro area and double its sheltering capacity. On this week’s podcast, NOWCS CEO Dawn Bradley-Fletcher talks about why this move will help the city break the cycle of homelessness.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Ivyrobinson ,

Relevant + Beautifully Done!

Bravo to Biz New Orleans for producing compelling and relevant content for the business community. These episodes are an excellent source of information and an introduction to industry-specific insights for a wide range of professionals.

pmacphrson ,

Biz talks

Informative and topical podcast. Interesting and professionally done.

jeanelluq ,

Great local podcast!

Very happy to have a local New Orleans business podcast! This is very well done, which is not surprising considering the team from Biz New Orleans magazine is behind it! Format is easy to listen to and very topical!

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