Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Out to Lunch - The Art of Marketing Art

Out to Lunch - The Art of Marketing Art
July 22, 2013

Arts administrator Mia Volkemmer and fine artist mask maker John Flemming join Peter Ricchiuti for a lunch filled with tales of the art world that range from Uptown to Afghanistan and Bridget Bardot. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Sun Salutations & Supplements

Out to Lunch - Sun Salutations & Supplements
July 15, 2013

Jessica Blanchard turned her back on international finance and came home to New Orleans to found Balance Yoga & Wellness Studio. Mackie Shilstone never left home and from New Orleans has turned himself into an international sports training phenomenon. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Superstars of Startup

Out to Lunch - Superstars of Startup
July 7, 2013

Kenneth Purcell's iSeatz is the engine that drives online booking for American Express Travel, Delta, Orbitz and more, from right here in New Orleans. Gary Solomon's The Solomon Group lights up the Superdome, and that's just for starters. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Films and Festivals

Out to Lunch - Films and Festivals
June 30, 2013

Andre Champagne's massive fleet of Hollywood Trucks keeps Hollywood South industry rolling. A.J.Niland's New Orleans-based HUKA Entertainment stages some of the nation's biggest and brightest music festivals. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Beyond Boom Town

Out to Lunch - Beyond Boom Town
June 23, 2013

We can't keep saying forever that we're in a boom in New Orleans. Dana Eness from The Urban Conservancy and Blair duQuesnay from Ignite Investments and Planning on the dawn of the day after the boom. Will we have longterm change or a nostalgic golden era to look back on? Read More »

Out to Lunch - Fruit & Veggies

Out to Lunch - Fruit & Veggies
June 16, 2013

Kevin Morgan Rothschild, co-founder of VertiFarms, and Megan Nuismer, founder of The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project, are changing the way we grow vegetables in a swampy urban food desert and harvest fruit in an abundant garden of Eden. Read More »

OTL - Back to the Track

OTL - Back to the Track
June 10, 2013

Give lunch an adrenaline surge. Revisit with Wes Ratcliff from NOLA Motorsports Park and Max Materne from The Transportation Revolution New Orleans Read More »

Out to Lunch - Kind-hearted Capitalists

Out to Lunch - Kind-hearted Capitalists
June 3, 2013

Andrea Chen's socially conscious business incubator Propeller: a Force For Social Innovation takes an entrepreneur with a good idea and turns it into good for the community. Reid Stone's Hero Farm takes those socially conscious businesses out into the world. Read More »

Out to Lunch - The NOLA Brain Gain

Out to Lunch - The NOLA Brain Gain
May 19, 2013

NOLA BOUND successfully recruited young entrepreneurs to New Orleans. Meet two of them: founder of App building company Apptitude Chris Boyd and founder of fashion illustration studio MarketteNOLA Marianne Rodriguez. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Rockin' Guns 'n Money

Out to Lunch - Rockin' Guns 'n Money
May 6, 2013

Mignon Faget discusses her controversial Stop The Violence gun pin, Brent McCrossen talks about the digital music revolution and his part in it with audiosocket. Read More »

New Orleans, The Birthplace of Smoothie Jazz

New Orleans, The Birthplace of Smoothie Jazz
April 28, 2013

Jazz Fest - our annual overdose of music and food - is synonymous with New Orleans. Smoothie King - healthy juice food alternative - is the antithesis of the city. Both businesses were NOLA born in the 70's and are now international brands. Meet Smoothie King's Tom O'Keefe and the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Scott Aiges. Read More »

Out to Lunch - World Trade & Home Health

Out to Lunch - World Trade & Home Health
April 15, 2013

Dominik Knoll's World Trade Center presides over $60b worth of trade annually through New Orleans. Bill Borne's Baton Rouge based Amedisys is one of the biggest players in US healthcare. Dominik and Bill paint a fascinating portrait of New Orleans and Louisiana in the big picture, present and future. Read More »

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