Out to Lunch Acadiana

Wednesdays at Noon & Saturdays at 5:00 PM
  • Hosted by Aileen Bennett

Out to Lunch Acadiana finds Acadiana Business Consultant Aileen Bennett conducting business Acadiana style over lunch. Each week Aileen invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join her. 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.

Rusty Wilson is a vermiculturalist. Also known as a worm farmer. Yes, worms. Down on the Acadiana Worm Farm, Rusty has hundreds of thousands of Red Wigglers, African Nightcrawlers and European Night Crawlers.

Like a dairy farmer farms cows for milk, or a sheep farmer farms sheep for wool, Rusty’s worms themselves are not the crop. It’s the worm castings. Or poop. In horticultural circles, worm poop is a highly regarded fertilizer. And worm farming is, pound for pound, a pretty lucrative business.

Out to Lunch: May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018

Oil Field

Out To Lunch: May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

If you’re young you might find this hard to believe, but it’s only been within the last generation that we have made the link between our health and our diet. It started with the realization that inhaling cigarette smoke can cause the formation of cancerous cells in our lungs. It took quite some time for us to believe that. And, as obvious as it seems now, it took even longer for us to learn and accept that eating processed foods and sugar has an effect on our heart health, and health in general.

Out to Lunch: April 25, 2018 - Print

Apr 25, 2018

We hear a lot these days about how we’re all living in our own bubble. As more of us create our own TV channels with Netflix, our own radio stations with Spotify, and get our news from personalized social media feeds, we no longer have the kind of shared experiences we used to have, where we would laugh about last night’s Seinfeld or agree how lame Brittney Spears new song was.

There’s a lot of talk these days about Artificial Intelligence. Economists and pundits are betting on who’s still going to have a job in 20 years and who’s going to be replaced by a robot or an algorithm. Some say the jobs most likely to disappear are taxi drivers, Uber, and truck drivers. Others say it’s tax preparers and loan officers.