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.

The Revolution Continues – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

One of the questions people in the business community have been asking is, What happens when the post-Katrina economic rejuvenation gets old? Are the next generation of innovators going to go someplace else?

Peter’s guests on today’s show answer that question with a resounding “no.” They both head up new and growing businesses that have been born out of New Orleans’ revolution in education.

libby fischer

Libby Fischer is CEO of Whetstone Education, a ground-breaking teacher evaluation system founded in New Orleans and spreading across the country.

cherie melancon franz

Cherie Melancon Franz is the founder of Thinkerella, a new approach to teaching science, technology, arts and math to elementary and middle school kids .

ashley bowen, libby fischer

In the You Heard It Here First segment of the show Ashley Bowen introduces 9 Volt Kids. Hear a longer discussion about 9 Violt kids with Ashley, Libby, Cherie, and Peter here.