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.

The Kids Are Alright – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Show business has all kinds of folklore and superstitions. One of them is, “Never work with pets or kids.” Not because entertainers don’t like pets or kids, it’s because they don’t want to be up-staged by them.

Peter Ricchiuti’s guests on today’s Out to Lunch are both entertainers who have chosen to ignore this advice. They’re not just working with kids, they’re working for kids.

Ann Mahoney

Ann Mahoney is a successful TV and Movie actress. You might recognize her from The Walking Dead or any of the more than 30 movies she’s been in. Ann is augmenting her acting career with a kids’ clothing company, called Peeky Designs. Ann is the clothing designer and owner of the company.

CR Gruver

CR Gruver is a successful musician. As well as being a sought after piano player, he’s a member of super-group, The New Orleans Suspects along with members of the Neville Brothers and James Brown’s band. CR is augmenting his career as a piano player by founding the local chapter of School of Rock. School of Rock is a nationwide music school, popularized by the Jack Black movie and Broadway show of the same name.

Peter Ricchiuti

There’s no business like show business. Except maybe children’s fashion and music school.

CR Gruver, Ann Mahoney, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos over lunch at Commander’s Palace by Jill Lafleur.

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