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.

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.

Realtor Tracey Moore