Out To Lunch http://wwno.org en Out To Lunch: Drones Over NOLA http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-drones-over-nola <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The vacuum created when NASA left the </span>Michoud<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> facility in New Orleans East has been filled by a range of new, innovative aero-space and robotic manufacturers. Among them, </span><a href="http://www.crescentunmanned.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Crescent Unmanned Systems</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.nvisionsolutions.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">NVision Solutions</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 65024 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: It’s In Our DNA (No, Really) http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-it-s-our-dna-no-really <p></p><p class="p1">New Orleans DNA research companies&nbsp;<a href="http://renrx.com/">Renaissance RX</a>&nbsp;and<a href="http://genoviveusa.com/"><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">GenoVive</span><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span></a>are changing our concept of dieting and medication.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 64394 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: The New Boss http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-new-boss <p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 63993 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: New Orleans In Orbit http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-new-orleans-orbit <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Sure, New Orleans business is doing better than it has in decades (if not ever)... but&nbsp;in your wildest imaginings it's unlikely you've&nbsp;had any idea that "the sky's the limit" has, in the last few years, gone from&nbsp;being a visionary fantasy to an aerospace reality. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 63500 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: There's No Business Like Show Business http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-theres-no-business-show-business <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans is celebrated across the country and around the world as a center of extraordinary live entertainment. Not just in the French Quarter but all over the city there's a vast amount of live music, theater, and comedy every night of the year.</span></p><p>However, on the inside of what appears to be a thriving local entertainment industry you frequently hear the same criticism: we have a lot of entertainment, but not much industry. Plenty of shows, but not enough show business.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 63080 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Over A Billion Served http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-over-billion-served <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Out to Lunch</em> is recorded each week live over lunch at Commander's Palace in New Orleans' Garden District. One of the reasons Commander's has been in business for over 130 years is that each time we come here for lunch it's just as good as it was the last time.</span></p><p>Imagine if you had to replicate that dining experience at not just one, but hundreds of restaurants. That's what a franchise is.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 62517 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Common Sense http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-common-sense <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Common sense is difficult to define. In business, people with unique and quirky ideas can run into a lot of negativity based on "common sense." Like the guys who decided that, at a time when newspapers are going under all over the country, they're going to launch a brand new daily newspaper in New Orleans. Crazy, right?</span></p><p>That newspaper is The Advocate. Its editor, Peter Kovacs, who was canned by the Times-Picayune in its business realignment to a 3-day-a-week paper, is Peter's guest on this episode of Out to Lunch.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 62168 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: From Veterans To Julia http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-veterans-julia <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Out to Lunch</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peter </span>Ricchiuti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sorts out the connection between New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. He's joined by Todd Murphy, President of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.</span></p><p>Weighing in on the Orleans side of business alliances is Denise Berthiaume, owner of LeMieux Galleries and President of the New Orleans Arts District Association.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 61742 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Saints! Pelicans! Tourists! http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-saints-pelicans-tourists <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. There is no specific reason — there's no amusement park or beach — but like other great cities such as Paris and Manhattan, people come here to spend time just living like we do.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 61277 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: L.E.D.G.E. http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-ledge <p></p><p>There are a lot of people these days claiming how well New Orleans is doing and that in business terms we're now competitive with almost any city in the country. If you'd like proof that this is fact, and not just feel-good boosterism, this edition of <em>Out to Lunch</em> might convince you.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 60971 at http://wwno.org