Guest Nic Hunter, the Mayor of Lake Charles, joins hosts Brady and Anna on Louisiana’s Playground to discuss the city of Lake Charles and its future. The trio touches on upcoming projects and those that have shaped the city over the last few years. Mayor Hunter also discusses Investor’s Day, as he aims to bring more businesses to the city. 


Mayor Nic Hunter has led Lake Charles for the last six years, having a steady focus on infrastructure, economic development, and quality-of-life improvements for residents. He has increased funding for drainage improvements by 93% and has secured more than $750K in private donations and grants to build and transform several City parks

Mayor Hunter also made good on his promise to “turn dirt on the lakefront,” as Port Wonder, a $20 million-plus science and nature center and state-of-the-art children’s museum, is under construction and will lead the way for other lakefront attractions and a bright future for Lake Charles. 


The Villa Harlequin is a casual fine dining restaurant located in downtown Lake Charles that specializes in steaks, Italian and Louisiana seafood. The restaurant merges two of the oldest restaurant family legacies in Lake Charles, Harlequin Steaks and Seafood and The Original Italian Villa, to create a unique experience and taste that is time-tested with over 100 combined years of service.