Business & Technology http://wwno.org en Out To Lunch: Cork 'N Leather http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-cork-n-leather <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Do something you're passionate about" is tossed about so often as the key&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to starting up an entrepreneurial business that it's become all but a&nbsp;</span>cliché<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This episode of <em>Out to Lunch</em> will restore your faith in the place of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">passion in business. And if you've ever thought about starting up your own&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">business, after this 30 minutes you'll be inspired to run out and do it!</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 58791 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Bevolo & Beignets http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-bevolo-beignets-1 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Two icons that say New Orleans: the gas lamp and the beignet. Drew Bevolo's&nbsp;family founded and has owned <a href="http://www.bevolo.com/" target="_blank">Bevolo Gas &amp; Electric Lights</a> since 1945. Burt&nbsp;Benrud's family business, <a href="http://www.cafedumonde.com/" target="_blank">Café du Monde</a>, started up in the 1860's.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:04:23 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 58324 at http://wwno.org Detroit Entrepreneur Stars In Ford Ad http://wwno.org/post/detroit-entrepreneur-stars-ford-ad <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAN61QK0aUI">[Youtube]</a><p>Many people have seen the Cadillac ad for its new ELR vehicle. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:37:23 +0000 Robin Young 58152 at http://wwno.org Mom, Where Do Buildings Come From? http://wwno.org/post/mom-where-do-buildings-come <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We talk a lot in New Orleans about the "rebirth" of the city, but before the city was re-born it was born. The architects of what we all agree is our remarkably beautiful city were just that: architects.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:20:08 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 57766 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Earth Orbit And Beyond http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-earth-orbit-and-beyond <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 56848 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Bra Strap 'N Shades http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-bra-strap-n-shades <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just when you think there's nothing new under the sun, along comes Lisa McKenzie and </span>Oohla<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bra, her New Orleans company that turns underwear into outerwear. </span><a href="http://oohlabra.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Oohla Bra</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has over 65 designer bra straps — strings of pearls, beads and sparkling delights that switch places with the regular strap on your convertible or strapless bra, transforming your everyday bra strap into a work of art.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 56561 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Water Works http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-water-works <p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 55196 at http://wwno.org House Approves Measure To Ease Flood Insurance Hikes http://wwno.org/post/house-approves-measure-ease-flood-insurance-hikes Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>The House overwhelmingly passed legislation last night to undo flood insurance reform that Congress passed less than two years ago. When homeowners started calling lawmakers about sharp premium hikes, both chambers moved swiftly to ease the pain.<p>NPR's Ailsa Chang reports.<p>AILSA CHNAG, BYLINE: In 2012, Democrat Maxine Waters of California put her name on a bill that was meant to help the National Flood Insurance Program dig itself out of huge debt. Last night, she said she made a big mistake.<p>REPRESENTATIVE MAXINE WATERS: Mr. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:18:54 +0000 Ailsa Chang 55199 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Look Like A Million Bucks http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-look-million-bucks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Would you like an article about yourself in the New York Times? </span><a href="http://www.gambelcommunications.com/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Betsie Gambel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can make that happen. Would you like to own Mardi Gras? Josh Mayer will take care of that for you.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 54526 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Paper Or Plastic http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-paper-or-plastic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans is a city torn between upholding traditions and embracing&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">change. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:04:49 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 54504 at http://wwno.org