Garret Graves On Duplication Of Benefits

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Garret Graves

How is duplication of benefits changing?

Graves explains what the duplication of benefits is and how families have been adversely affected due to the duplication of benefits.  He says that they have laid out how people can get paid using HUD.  Graves discusses the problems with this and talks about how certain criteria will prevent some families from ever receiving their duplication of benefits money.  The good news is that they allow for interest payments to be covered, they allow those that are below a certain income threshold to receive their money, and they have laid out a path for the steps to take in order to get there.  Graves also says that they are taking way too long to get people their money because it has been almost three years since the flood.  Graves explains the process of meeting with the mayor and the governor in order to receive funding for the money.  He then details his fight to get rid of the income threshold so that more people can receive their money.  Finally, Graves talks about what he is currently working on D.C.

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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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