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.

Sun Water and Dirt – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

In business, and other organizations, we hear about “mission drift.” That’s a condition where the organization loses track of what it set out to accomplish. The way to re-focus is to get back to basics.

That’s what we’re doing today on Out to Lunch. We’re talking about three very basic elements – sunshine, water, and dirt.

And we’re looking at how we can harness these 3 elements to re-focus us on one of our missions as a city that we seem to have drifted away from – resurrecting the 9th Ward.

james mazzuto

James Mazzuto is Director of Make It Right Solar.

marianne cufone

Marianne Cufone is an expert on urban and suburban farming, Executive Director of Recirculating Farms and Growing Local NOLA.

becca margolis

Becca Margolis has an Okra farm – in the 9th Ward, Okra Foods.

talking lower 9th ward farming

What would a re-focus on sunshine, water, and dirt look like in New Orleans? Could a back to basics agricultural revolution revive the Lower 9th Ward?

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.