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On this edition, we travel back to New Orleans for a conversation with Bruce Beckham, Executive Director of Tourism Cares, who talks about their latest project- Preserving Louis Armstrong Park. Then - well find out about all the exciting things happening in the city of Brotherly Love from Philadelphias Mayor Michael Nutter. And find out about a new TV show spotlighting one of Ian and Tonyas favorite destinations!
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Rebuilding Louis Armstrong Park
Tourism Cares, in its continuing effort to help rebuild New Orleans after the Katrina disaster, is restoring historic Louis Armstrong Park the Birthplace of Jazz. The Executive Director of Tourism Cares Bruce Beckham talks about his organizations mission and history, how they choose their projects, and their current project: restoring Louis Armstrong Park.
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More About Tourism Cares
Bruce Beckham discusses some of the International Projects they have taken on, their grant program, their Gulf Coast Restoration project, and what he feels is going to be the future of travel.
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The City of Brotherly Love
Mayor Michael Nutter joins Ian to talk about summer in his city, his mission to spotlight and increase African American Heritage Tourism, and the renaissance his city is going through. Then Ian and Tonya talk about some of their favorite things to do and place to go in Philadelphia.
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Forever New Orleans TV
Kelly Schultz from the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau talks about the success of last weekends French Quarter Festival, and about Forever New Orleans Television; a new show that is debuting on the Travel Channel.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Michael Nutter
Michael A. Nutter is a lifetime Philadelphian, with an accomplished career of public service, business and financial administration. Michael served as a City Councilman for nearly 15 years representing Philadelphia’s Fourth District. He has also served as Democratic Ward Leader of the 52nd Ward since 1990. During his time in Council, Michael worked to lower taxes for Philadelphians. He engineered groundbreaking ethics reform legislation, and led efforts to pass a citywide smoking ban, among countless economic and legislative measures to improve the quality of life for people and businesses in the 4th District and citywide. In July of 2006, he resigned his City Council seat to run in Philadelphia’s mayoral election. On November 6th, 2007, Michael was overwhelmingly elected Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. Michael grew up in West Philadelphia, where he lived with his parents, sister and grandmother. Michael is grateful to his family for instilling in him a strong belief in the value of education and community service.

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