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Ted Power
Publisher, The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, La.

Ted Power, 48, was named President and Publisher of the Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana, and the Daily World in Opelousas, in December 2002.

He oversees approximately 320 full- and part-time employees, who produce the two daily newspapers, an alternative weekly, three weekly classified shoppers, more than a dozen other periodicals and www.theadvertiser.com.

In February 2006, he was named vice president of the Sun Coast Group of the Gannett Newspaper Division, assuming oversight of the Shreveport (La.) Times, The Monroe (La.) News-Star and the Alexandria (La.) Town Talk.

Power came to Lafayette after spending 23 years at The Tennessean in Nashville. His last position there was as General Manager and Editor of The Tennessean's Williamson A.M. section, which he launched in 1996.

He served in a variety of newsroom positions before launching Williamson A.M., including Managing Editor/Nights (1995-96), Managing Editor/Sports (1992-95), Assistant Sports Editor, sports copy editor and sports writer.

Power joined The Tennessean in 1979 as a part-time clerk in the sports department. His primary responsibility in his first job was to give sports scores to those who called the newspaper's "Scoreline" looking for
A native of Warrenton, Va., Power attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.

He is married to Kathleen Kirby Power, the Customer Programs Director for the Gannett Louisiana Newspapers. They have three children, Kirby, 6; Allison, 4; and Jack, 1.

Power is co-chairman of the Bishop's Charity Gala and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce; and the Lafayette Education Foundation. He is on the Board of Visitors of the Manship School of Communication at Louisiana State University.

He and his family are parishioners at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

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08/16 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference (encore)

What difference has a decade made?

Due to severe flooding in Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities, the recording of “Black & The Blue,” which was to be the August episode of Louisiana Public Square, was cancelled. Instead we will be broadcasting an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference.” More information, including broadcast dates and times, is below.

“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference”
Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina swept through Southeast Louisiana, triggering what would become the nation’s costliest disaster. Less than a month later, Hurricane Rita inundated Southwest Louisiana forever altering the landscape. The storms uprooted residents, while the rest of Louisiana and its neighboring states welcomed them with open arms.
What affect did the storms have on economic development along the I-10 corridor? Just over a decade later, how have public services changed? How prepared is Louisiana to handle hurricane evacuees? And how did the hurricanes change the demographics of the state?
This month Louisiana Public Square takes a look at where the state is now on an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” airing Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 at 11 a.m. on LPB HD.

The panelists are:
· Andy Kopplin, Office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
· Paul Rainwater, Rainwater Consulting, LLC
· Stephanie Riegel, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
· Nihal Shrinath, The Data Center

The program includes interviews with Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana; Chris Guilbeaux, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP); Kathy Kliebert, Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals; Allison Plyer, Executive Director of the Data Center; John White, State Superintendent of Education; and Christopher Bohnstengel and “Byrdie” Lane, owners of Byrdie’s Gallery and Café in New Orleans.

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and Kim Hunter Reed,Ph.D., who served in the Blanco administration during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, moderate the discussion.
“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” will also air in New Orleans, on WLAE. It can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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