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.

Rehab 911 – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

The new “gig economy” is a combination of self-employment and contract work. It’s a model pioneered by Uber and Lyft.

The same model is finding its way into other occupations. You may not have considered ambulance drivers and the ER fitting into this concept. But that’s exactly what a New Orleans company, Ready Responders, is pioneering. It’s kind of Uber for the EMT business.

Justin Dangel

Justin Dangel, CEO and co-founder of Ready Responders, joinis Peter Ricchiuti on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Chris McMahon

Chris McMahonChris is President and CEO of Longbranch Recovery. Reportedly in Louisiana there are more prescriptions for opioids than there are residents of the state. However, if you have a problem with drug addiction there are very few places to turn to for help. Longbranch runs an outpatient clinic and a new residential facility for people struggling with addiction.

Justin Dangel, Chris McMahon, Peter Ricchiuti

Peter, Justin and Chris dissect alternative healthcare over lunch at Commander’s Palace.

Photos by Kallistia Bilinsky