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.

inNOvations – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

As you know, statistics can be twisted to mean anything we want. How about this computation? If every one of the 9 million tourists who visit New Orleans was to visit one of the 400,000 locals, you’d only have 23 visitors a year. You’ve probably had more folks than that over to watch a Saints game, right?

So. How would you like to entertain tourists – and get paid for it? That’s the principle behind Patricia Maher’s new business – an app called Fuhwe.

patricia maher

Patricia explains to Peter what the name of the app means and what it all means for locals and “explorers” as Fuhwe-ans are called, on this edition of Out to Lunch.

lowry curley

Dr. Lowry Curley has a revolutionary idea too – though Peter can’t explain the math on this one. Lowry’s company, Axo Sim, is creating human life. On a silicon chip. Yes, you read that correctly. The company’s slogan is “Nerve on a chip” and it’s not just a crazy idea – they are actually doing it.

peter ricchiuti, lowry curley, patricia maher

Two New Orleans revolutionaries, Patricia Maher and Lowry Curley, join Peter Ricchiuti for a fascinating look at a New Orleans that seems to be changing faster and more radically than ever.

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.