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.

Philanthropy Dat – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

What do you think when someone you’re doing business with tells you, “I’m not in it for the money”? You assume they’re in it for the money, right? I mean, why else would they say that?

Well, once in a while you meet people in business who genuinely are in it for reasons other than money. Like Mike Kantor and Andy Kopplin. 

Mike Kantor

Mike is the interim director of the Grow Dat Youth Farm – a working urban farm in City Park that teaches kids about agriculture.

Andy Kopplin

Andy Kopplin is President and CEO of The Greater New Orleans Foundation, where they match up generosity with genuine need.

Peter Ricchiuti, Mike Kantor, Andy Kopplin

Andy comes from a background of years of experience in state and local politics. And Mike is a young guy who has turned his back on a traditional career path to work in the community. Both Mike and Andy are heading up businesses, but they’re not business as usual. 

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.