On Saturday, July 17, Peter will broadcast his radio show from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Featured guests include:
– J. Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, discussing how New Orleans is handling the tourism fallout because of the oil spill;
– Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama, talking about destinations and attractions in Alabama that many tourists don’t know about, and how the state is responding to the oil spill threat;
– Kevin Bleyer, writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, updating us on the latest news from Athens, Greece, and its impact on tourism;
– Leah Chase, owner of the Dooky Chase Restaurant, chatting about her legendary Creole restaurant and how tight the community of NOLA is – even today;
– David Cush, CEO and President of Virgin America Airlines, speaking about being named America’s #1 Domestic Airline by Travel + Leisure magazine for the third year in a row.
– Scott McCartney, travel editor for The Wall Street Journal, uncovering shopping perks among the big airline alliances;
– Bob W. Farnsworth, senior vice president of capital expansion at the World War II Museum, detailing the museum’s current exhibitions;
– Terri Trespicio, editor of Whole Living Magazine, showing us how to pull the plug on vacation disruptions;
– Tory McPhail, executive chef at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, talking about the state of the seafood in Louisiana and why not to worry about eating that po’boy;
– Sam Rykels, director of the Louisiana State Museum, telling us about the museum’s upcoming Hurricane Katrina exhibit;
– Marci Schramn, executive director of French Quarter Festivals, describing the Satchmo Summer Fest and how it’s a uniquely New Orleans event;
– Bill Strickland, editor at large at Bicycling Magazine, bringing us up to speed on the Tour de France, its racers and what it’s like to be a spectator!
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