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Face to face with Ray Nagin. Register now!

Catching up with former Mayor Ray Nagin on the fifth  anniversary of Katrina is now possible if you sign up for this free online speaker series.

“From Recovery to Revival, A Conversation with Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and ‘Katrina General’ Russell Honore” will take place Sept. 1, online.  An installment of Keppler Speakers‘ “Face to Face series, the talk will be a first open-registration gig sponsored by the agency Nagin signed with when he left office earlier this year.

Keppler bills itself as having “expertise in today’s professional marketplace of ideas,” describing the Face to Face series as an “opportunity to experience today’s most important thought leaders as they discuss their work and ideas.” The company’s face-to-face discussions happen online.

As of late, Honore has been keeping busy opining on the oil spill. The “government needs to change the game and make this a punitive effort,” the general wrote in an op-ed published in May on the CNN website.

This most recent disaster began on April 21, a week and a half before Nagin left office, ceding media attention to his successor, Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

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About Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led to guilty pleas in federal court. Her work attracted some of journalism's highest honors, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.

  • jeffrey

    According to the Keppler site, Gen. Honore’s speaking fees range between $10,001 and $20,000 while Nagin’s are listed as “PLEASE INQUIRE” Has anyone inquired?

  • Oh yeah, I’d like to know what Honore’ thinks of that fuckmouth Nagin? We are well past that asshole Nagin, so why give him ANY face time? Why? With PR Press coverage like this pretty soon he will be up there with Ed Blakely and Lindey Lohan right? Why give this loser Nagin more press? Why?

  • We got you hangin anyway because we want to hear from Honore’. Nagin can go to Hell. It’s like giving Sarah Palin so much press ya’know? Why? Why give the loser-quitters such Press? Well?

  • I mean, we post The Lens religiously. But if y’all are going to hump press for Ray “Kiss My Ass NOLA” Nagin we might as well open a feed to the Urban League right? This is ridiculous: to treat Ray Nagin with any more respect one would proffer a pedophile in a park.

  • ariella cohen

    irony. def. irony.

  • debi

    I say we all sign up and then let them both have it, and loudly, ANY time their mouths open…love the “fuckmouth” reference.

  • macy gray