Diane Mack

Announcer & Producer

"This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."

Many of you awake to that greeting each morning as Diane brings you the day's news as WWNO's host for NPR's Morning Edition. Diane is a native New Orleanian with a background in television broadcast journalism. She is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.

Diane has worked in various markets around the state. She started at KATC-TV in Lafayette as reporter and morning news anchor. Diane moved back home to New Orleans in 1982 where she joined the news staff of WDSU-TV as a general assignment reporter. In 1993, Diane joined WWNO's staff, hosting news programs, a classical music show, and the "Friends of Music" concert series. She is also an award-winning producer for the station's cultural arts radio feature Inside the Arts.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Bywater Art Lofts II, Placido Domingo, Stained Glass in Sacred Places, Danny Driver

Today on Inside the Arts you'll hear about a big celebration in Bywater, kicking off the grand opening of the second phase of a housing community for artists. Spanish tenor Placido Domingo sets the stage for the New Orleans Opera's 70th season with a gala performance.

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Art for Arts' Sake, Alfre Woodard, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Never Records

This week on Inside the Arts we'll take a stroll as Art for Arts' Sake kicks off a citywide celebration of the visual arts, talk with Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard, and hear how the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is continuing its 50-year legacy.

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Cutting Edge Music Conference, LPO 2012-13 Season, Novelist Attica Locke

This week we go Inside the Arts for a preview of what's on tap at the Cutting Edge Music Conference.

Then we go behind the scenes at the LPO, and finally we'll talk with Attica Locke, on matters of race and setting her latest novel on a former Louisiana slave plantation.

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

RHINO Gallery Turns 25; Spike Lee; A Vineyard in My Glass; Sal Liberto

Today on Inside the Arts you'll hear about a big celebration as a local crafts cooperative turns 25! We'll talk with filmmaker Spike Lee, find out more about the richness of your favorite wines, and take a spiritual journey through the power of song.

Inside the Arts
12:17 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Healing Art

Healing art is the focus of a new exhibit by acclaimed New Orleans painter Richard Thomas. More than 50 works in the exhibit, The Power of Art as Healing, on view at the New Orleans African American Museum, explores and celebrates cultural cornerstones in the post-Katrina journey of the artist.

On view thru September 29, at The New Orleans African American Museum , 1418 Gov. Nicholls Street.

Inside the Arts
12:53 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Healing Art, A Case for Solomon and Truth Universal on Rap

Today you'll hear from renowned artist Richard Thomas, who takes us on a post Katrina healing journey... and we'll delve into a Louisiana kidnapping mystery, plus gain a little wisdom from the art of rap.

Inside the Arts
12:42 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Mystery writer Julie Smith, City Park Post-K, Culture Collision

As we recover from the impact of Hurricane Isaac, we are eerily reminded of a storm 7 years ago that changed the lives of Louisianans.  Today, we'll look back at Hurricane Katrina through the eyes of mystery writer Julie Smith...we'll revisit City Park with a look at it's revitalization post-K and see how the arts will again provide a healing balm with a big celebration.

Inside the Arts
12:32 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Culture Collision, Lin Emery, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, Stereotypes

Today we'll explore a happy hour with a sprinkling of culture...page through a new biography of New Orleans kinetic artist Lin Emery...dance with sistas at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center and examine stereotypes through the eyes of printmaker Katrina Andry.

Inside the Arts
11:14 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Southern Rep Theater, Tekrema Center, Camilla Franklin and The PreLives of the Blues

This week on Inside the Arts you'll hear why Southern Rep Theater's artistic director Aimee Hayes is kicking high.  We'll explore a cultural center that's bringing a Hindu system of philosophy, among other things, to the 9th ward, spin a yarn with an English textile artist, and find out what may have

Inside the Arts
9:55 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, Bryan Hymel, Houma Regional Arts Council and "Ask Amy"

This week we have a selection from Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, a New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit that will soon head to the nation's capitol for inclusion in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. Then New Orleans tenor Bryan Hymel and his wife, Irini, will perform solos and duets from grand operas.

We'll also travel down the bayou to the Regional Arts Council in Houma, plus talk with advice columnist Amy Dickinson about her new memoir. It's a jam-packed week of Inside the Arts!

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