by Sarah Andert
And if Ive got my act together, I might just jump into the car with enough time to catch the morning news on NPR. Oh, how I heart NPR. Every night I vow anew to get up early enough to actually catch the programming part of the station. But I never quite make it.
However, theres one thing I always manage to catch, as Im careening down esplanade in my jalopy at a break-neck 50 mph pace while applying makeup and trying not to hit anyone or anything, and thats the Louisiana Rebuilds Minute with Chris I think the last name is Reed? Brought to you by Carrollton Technology Partners and the Louisiana Rebuilds.info Web site
Each morning at one minute till nine, I think his name is Chris, comes on the air to impart a little golden nugget of helpful and interesting information regarding businesses, homes, schools, etc. in Louisiana. The information of the day is always compelling and smart, yet simple and helpful. I finally remembered to check out the Web site today, and found that it is indeed a treasure trove of information on all sorts of things, from neighborhood/community info, housing, education and childcare, health care and jobs. So if youre like me and you dont quite catch the news in time, and you even miss this one-minute sliver of info, which is easy to do because its only one minute, check out the site.
Some of the most recent topics include How to Fight a Bad Lien, Road Home Policy Changes, a Contractor Rating System, and information on Home-Buying Grants for Teachers. To be clear, they are not associated with the Road Home. Apparently some people get confused about that.
As the Web site indicates, Louisiana Rebuilds is an independent Web site established by a collective of stakeholders from various backgrounds including business, non-profit, philanthropy and government to help hurricane-affected residents get timely recovery information to rebuild their lives. Check out this recent letter from the web sites editor, Debra Cotton, on what to look for in the weeks ahead at the site.