D.C. Current With Garret Graves 2-12-20

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Garret Graves

For this week’s D.C. Current segment, Congressman Garret Graves was on the show to talk about plans to make the Mississippi River deeper.  Graves said that this is a big deal because the Mississippi river is a major part of our economy.  There are 5 of the top 15 ports in America that are tied to the river in some way.  He says that with shipping trends, boats have gotten deeper and wider, making it more difficult to fit in the river.  Making the river deeper will allow larger vessels to travel through the Mississippi which will drastically improve the economy.  Then, Congressman Graves discusses the $13 million allocated to the Port of South Louisiana and what the money will be used for.

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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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