Out to Lunch Acadiana

Wednesdays at Noon & Saturdays at 5:00 PM
  • Hosted by Christiaan Mader

Out to Lunch Acadiana finds editor of nonprofit news outlet The Current, Christiaan Mader conducting business Acadiana style over lunch. Each week Christiaan invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join him. Beyond the foundations of Acadiana's business economy - oil, cuisine, music, there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small business, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana Business Community.

Christiaan Mader is the founder and editor of The Current, Lafayette's first and only nonprofit news organization. An award-winning investigative and culture journalist, Christiaan’s work as a writer and reporter has appeared in The New York Times, Vice, Offbeat, Gambit, and The Advocate.

Out to Lunch: August 19, 2015

Aug 19, 2015

Drivin Flyin n Fightin August 19, 2015When we talk about emergency services we think of the three types of first responders, police, fire, and medical, as equals. Although they are indeed equal in their vital function of saving lives, they're not equal financially. When a police car or a fire engine shows up, the vehicles and the people in them are funded principally by taxes. Most ambulances and EMS workers are not.

Out to Lunch: August 12, 2015

Aug 12, 2015

In business, when we talk about “exports” we’re referring to a complex set of conditions that need to be fulfilled to get products out of the United States and into other countries. One of the first problems an exporter faces is finding a market where his or her products are going to be desirable. Or even understood. Although Acadiana is a part of the United States, it’s about as close to a foreign country as you’re going to get.

Out to Lunch: August 5, 2015

Aug 5, 2015

Anya Burgess's creations are as unique as gems, and every bit as integral to the Acadiana way of life. From a workshop and store in downtown Lafayette, Anya's handmade Sola Violins have found their way into the hands of stars and schoolkids – and into Anya’s own hands as a fiddle player in the bands Bonsoir Catin and The Magnolia Sisters.