Marie Elizabeth Oliver is an independent journalist based in Lafayette. She previously worked as an editor at The Washington Post and Better Homes & Gardens. Her work has also been published by Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, CNN, Parents, ElleDecor and Acadiana Profile.
May 8th, 2023 | Season 1 | 13 mins 33 secs
It’s impossible to talk about Lafayette’s government without talking about consolidation. Marie Elizabeth Oliver looks into the genesis of Lafayette City-Parish Government and explores both sides of the consolidation/deconsolidation debate.
May 8th, 2023 | Season 1 | 11 mins 52 secs
If Lafayette is the Hub City—the “heart” of Lafayette Parish and Acadiana, Downtown is what makes it beat. But in recent years, Lafayette’s growth has expanded mostly outside the city limits. Marie Elizabeth Oliver investigates this outward migration.
May 8th, 2023 | Season 1 | 13 mins 21 secs
Lafayette Parish was established in 1823 and is now home to more than 240,000 residents. On this episode, Marie Elizabeth Oliver dives into the history and development of Lafayette Parish with help from guests Lynn Guidry, Andrew Godley and Purvis Morrison.