What are the odds we see plenty of “Swamp People” caricatures of Cajuns when a popular Australian morning program begins broadcasting from Lafayette today?
Australia TODAY, a news-sports-weather-entertainment-current affairs program not unlike its American counterparts, will broadcast live from Lafayette beginning at 1:30 p.m., which is 5:30 a.m. in Sydney. The program’s team is actually encamped at the Good Morning America studios in New York City, but weather report Steve Jacobs will be plugged in via live remote from Vermilionville. Jacobs will also have a segment on an airboat tour of the Atchafalaya Basin.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.