It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. In his 9th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti's learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Home Grown Drones – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

The vacuum created when NASA left the Michoud facility in New Orleans East has been filled by a range of new, innovative aero-space and robotic manufacturers. Among them, Crescent Unmanned Systems and NVision Solutions.

charles easterling

Charles Easterling, co-founder and CEO of Crescent Unmanned Sytems, came to lunch with his Google Glass. While you’re doing whatever it is you do on a regular day, right off of the I-10 in New Orleans East Charles and Crescent Unmanned Systems are manufacturing one of the most advanced drones available.

craig harvey

A little further East along the I-10 at Stennis – now part of the New Orleans East NASA facility – Craig Harvey is Executive Vice President and COO of NVision Solutions, designing and manufacturing autonomous robots.

In the Pay It Forward segment of the show Peter Ricchiuti has Craig and Charles use their expertise to weigh in on start-up True-See Systems, a digital healthcare company specializing in photos you won’t see on Facebook and won’t hear discussed over many lunches: wounds.

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