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.

Rent Wise – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

It used to be that a single income could support a family – including owning a home. After 35 years of employment you could retire from the same company you’d been at all that time, with a pension.

Times sure have changed. Now most of us need a savvy work and personal strategy just to navigate our way into the middle class.

Peter Ricchiuti’s guests on Out to Lunch today are all about helping you find ways to achieve the American dream – and hold onto it.

cullan maumas

Cullan Maumas and the New Orleans Redevelopment Fund redevelop New Orleans neighborhoods.

jamie wine

Jamie Wine and Energy Wise deliver regular folks cheaper energy options that are normally only available to people with greater resources.

peter ricchiuti, cullan maumos, jamie wine

Sometimes business is about more than making money. It’s about making a difference. Cullan Maumas and Jamie Wine are New Orleans entrepreneurs who are equal part “New Orleans” and “entrepreneur.”

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.