Out to Lunch is  linking up with Out to Lunch Acadiana 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.

Peter Ricchiuti co-hosts Out to Lunch Louisiana

Peter Ricchiuti co-hosts Out to Lunch Louisiana

Stephanie Riegel co-hosts Out to Lunch Louisiana from Baton Rouge

Stephanie Riegel co-hosts Out to Lunch Louisiana from Baton Rouge

Christiaan Mader co-hosts Out to Lunch Louisiana from Lafayette

Christiaan Mader co-hosts Out to Lunch Louisiana from Lafayette

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

Ricardo Thomas - is it time to jump into the market yet?

Ricardo Thomas – is it time to jump into the market yet?

On this inaugural edition of Out to Lunch Louisiana, Peter 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?

Carlee Alm-LaBarr - 3 weeks into running United Way of Acadiana gets hit with a pandemic

Carlee Alm-LaBarr – 3 weeks into running United Way of Acadiana gets hit with a pandemic

Christiaan Mader 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 & President of United Way of Acadiana, Carlee Alm-LaBarr.

Blue Cross Blue Shield's Mike Bertaut - what happens to your health insurance when you no longer have a job?

Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Mike Bertaut – what happens to your health insurance when you no longer have a job?

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.

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

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

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