Out to Lunch Acadiana is linking up with Out to Lunch New Orleans and Out to Lunch Baton Rouge for a statewide examination of our businesses and personal finances as we deal with the national public health crisis that is Coronavirus in Louisiana and life in the Covid Economy.

Christiaan Mader Out to Lunch Louisiana

Lafayette’s Christiaan Mader – Out to Lunch Louisiana

Baton Rouge's Stephanie Riegel - Out to Lunch Louisiana

Baton Rouge’s Stephanie Riegel – Out to Lunch Louisiana

New Orleans' Peter Ricchiuti - Out to Lunch Louisiana

New Orleans’ Peter Ricchiuti – Out to Lunch Louisiana

Isolated in their respective homes, Christiaan Mader co-hosts the show along with New Orleans host Peter Ricchiuti and Baton Rouge host Stephanie Riegel.

Carlee Alm Labarr from UNited Way Acadiana

Carlee Alm-LaBarr shepherds United Way of Acadiana through a pandemic in her 3rd week on the job

On this inaugural edition of Out to Lunch Louisiana, Christiaan discusses the extent to which Acadiana has begun to feel the effects of the onset of the virus, from the oil field to Jefferson Street, with veteran local political insider and current CEO and President of United Way of Acadiana, Carlee Alm-LaBarr.

Mike Bertaut from Blue Cross Blue Shield of La - what happens to your employer health insurance when you don't have an employer?

Mike Bertaut from Blue Cross Blue Shield of La – what happens to your employer health insurance when you don’t have an employer?

Stephanie Riegel introduces Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana’s healthcare economist, Mike Bertaut, who reveals the scope of the current crisis for the healthcare company, for healthcare nationwide, and for the 1.6million Louisiana residents who are signed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Ricardo Thomas - are you ready to jump back in the stock market?

Ricardo Thomas – are you ready to jump back in the stock market?

Peter Ricchiuti examines what the the slowdown of business and collapse of the stock market means to the future of stocks with veteran financial consultant, Ricardo Thomas. Is this like every other market turn down that will eventually correct itself and then some? Or are we really in uncharted waters here and therefore looking at a bigger change that we haven’t seen before?

Out to Lunch Louisiana will continue as a statewide program for the duration of the public health crisis of Coronavirus in Louisiana.

Photos from the Zoom recording of the program by Jill Lafleur.

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