Billy Nungesser on Talk 107.3 4-15-19

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has announced a series of statewide meetings over the next several months to help identify locations for the new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. This trail will help tell the overarching story Louisiana played in the Civil Rights Movement. Nungesser joined Brian Haldane on Talk 107.3 FM to talk about why his office is tackling this project.

“We got the ball rolling late last year when we gathered citizens, stakeholders, civic leaders, and lawmakers in Baton Rouge to begin the initial process of sharing ideas in the development of the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “That meeting was the foundation to this next step of traveling across Louisiana in order to get a full appreciation of the potential important stories, people, and locations in our state that highlight an important time in our history.”

Nine meetings are scheduled across the state in April and May. These gatherings are designed to get valuable input from citizens across Louisiana, to identify and interpret historic events, physical structures, and locations that helped shape Civil Rights history.

Louisiana Civil Rights Trail Statewide Meeting Schedule

Monday, April 22 – New Orleans

Small Center

1725 Baronne Street

New Orleans, LA 70113

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Monday, April 22 – Hammond

Tangipahoa Parish African American Museum

1600 Phoenix Square

Hammond, LA  70403

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Monday, April 29 – Lafayette

Clifton Chenier Center

220 West Willow Street

Lafayette, LA  70501

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Monday, April 29 – Opelousas

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission

978 Kennerson Road (exit 23 off I-49)

Opelousas, LA  70570

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 30 – Alexandria

Kent House

3601 Bayou Rapides Road

Alexandria, LA  71303

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Monday, May 6 – Thibodaux

Jean Lafitte Wetland Acadian Center

314 St. Mary Street

Thibodaux, LA  70301

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Tuesday, May 21 – Monroe

NE Louisiana Delta African American Museum

1051 Chenault Park Road

Monroe, LA  71203

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Tuesday, May 21 – Shreveport

Valencia Recreation Center

1800 Viking Drive

Shreveport, LA  71101

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, May 22 – Lake Charles

SW Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

4310 Ryan Street

Lake Charles, LA  70605

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.



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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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