It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds the country's most entertaining finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business world to join him, sometimes for fine dining others for pizza. From CEO's to startups, managers, musicians, biomed needle-movers, Silicon Bayou success stories and entrepreneurs of all stripes put aside the elevator pitch and the talking points and actually enjoy themselves. It's business, New Orleans style.
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.

Realtor Tracey Moore