Michael Hecht http://wwno.org en New Orleans Remembers Katrina, 8 Years Later http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-remembers-katrina-8-years-later More than 1,800 people were killed by Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent floods eight years ago.<p>New Orleans was one of the hardest-hit places, particularly its Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood, where some of the city&#8217;s poorest residents live. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:03:38 +0000 jeremy hobson 42835 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: NOLA On A (Whole Wheat) Roll http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-nola-whole-wheat-roll <p></p><p class="p1">Whole Foods Market was born in New Orleans. We're staying ahead of the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">curve.</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 40572 at http://wwno.org NOLA Baby: Whole Foods & GNO, Inc. http://wwno.org/post/nola-baby-whole-foods-gno-inc <p></p><p>Whole Foods Market was born in New Orleans and the big boss is still here.</p><p>Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market, John Elstrott, tells the fascinating tale of the birth of the nationwide health food giant and the equally fascinating tale of what's ahead. Joining John for lunch is&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael Hecht</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the CEO of </span>GNO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Inc. and one of the principal architects of New Orleans' sensational business resurgence. This is an all-star show!</span></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 23:30:43 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 35293 at http://wwno.org GNO Inc. Predicts Economic Windfall From Sports Events in New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/gno-inc-predicts-economic-windfall-sports-events-new-orleans <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c3b9fbda49e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c3b9fbda49e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c3b9fbda49e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-998662.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tomorrow's Sugar Bowl means more than just victory for Virginia Tech or Michigan. Eileen Fleming reports it also generates huge economic development opportunities for the entire New Orleans region.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:36:07 +0000 Eileen Fleming 3489 at http://wwno.org