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
12:15 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Harry Connick, Jr. Celebrates with Carnival Release

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with Harry Connick, Jr.  The award winning singer, pianist, composer, actor and native son celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Krewe of Orpheus — which he co-founded in 1993 — with a new CD, Smokey Mary.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Mardi Gras Costume Anxiety; Carnival Masks; Jazz Guitarist Steve Masakowski

This week on Inside the Arts, celebrations continue post Super Bowl 47 as New Orleanians set their sights on Mardi Gras!

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Inside the Arts
10:55 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Lena Prima Sings

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with Lena Prima, daughter of legendary singer, trumpeter and native son, Louis Prima.

Lena Prima performs weekends at the Hotel Monteleone Carousel Bar.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

NOLA Super Bowl-Ready; Jay Glazer's Super Bowl Party; Lena Prima; New in New Orleans Architecture

This week on Inside the Arts, it's time to get your party on as New Orleans is home to Mardi Gras celebrations as well as Super Bowl 47. Diane will tell you where you can rub elbows with the sports elite, talks with vocalist Lena Prima, daughter of legendary singer and native son Louis Prima, and while all eyes are on the Crescent City, we'll talk about another reason folks like coming here... our architecture!

Airs Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday 7:35 a.m.

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Inside the Arts
12:27 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Let There Be Lumieres

Local installation and sculpture artist Cynthia Scott sheds light on some important issues in her latest exhibit,  Let There Be Lumieres, on view at Staple Goods through February 3, 2013.

Staple Goods Gallery is located at 1340 St. Claude Avenue.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Jazz Vocalist Germaine Bazzle; Artist Cynthia Scott; Brian Friedmann on Film Industry

This week on Inside the Arts, we visit with New Orleans jazz vocalist Germaine Bazzle. We'll journey to the St. Claude Arts District where a local artist is shedding light on important issues.  Then, we get an inside look at our growing local film industry.

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Inside the Arts
10:04 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Jessica Lang Dance Makes New Orleans Debut

Jessica Lang, one of the most sought-after choreographers in the country is heading to New Orleans. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at Jessica Lang Dance, a dynamic ballet company that promises an engaging evening of dance.

 

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Tavis Smiley; Dr. Cornel West; Ruby Bridges; Jessica Lang Dance; John McCusker

This week on Inside the Arts, Diane talks with Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West as the nation prepares to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. Also, Civil Rights pioneer Ruby Bridges shares her story.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis; YAYA; Lifelike at NOMA

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll talk with renowned jazz  pianist Ellis Marsalis. Then we'll journey to NOMA for a look at Lifelike, an exhibit designed to fool your eye, and we'll tell you about a youth arts group that's bringing a new program to communities on the front lines of the state's coastal crisis, using art as a vehicle for change.

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Inside the Arts
11:50 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Something Old, Something New; The Yat Dictionary; Tekrema Center; Camilla Franklin

  


  


This week, on Inside the Arts, we’ll explore Something Old, Something New an exhibit of recent acquisitions at the Historic New Orleans Collection. We'll talk YAT with Chris Champagne and explore a cultural center that’s bringing a Hindu system of philosophy to the 9th Ward. Then, we'll spin a yarn with an English textile artist.

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