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 November 6, 2012

Central City Festival, LPO Brass, NOMA's Odyssey Ball & Lifelike Exhibit

This week on Inside the Arts we'll Make A Joyful Noise as we kick off the 6th Annual Central City Festival; trumpeter Vance Woolf gears up for a night of musical fanfare with the LPO Brass; and the New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates its Off the Wall Odys

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Inside the Arts
10:40 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Jazz Pianist Ronnie Kole To Be Inducted Into Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame

Ronnie Kole

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with world-renowned jazz pianist Ronnie Kole, who will be inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on Sunday.

The City of Slidell and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame are coming together for Celebrate the Legend:Ronnie Kole — a New Orleans-style brunch, with live entertainment by Kole and special guests on November 4, at Slidell Municipal Auditorium from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

More information is available at www.lmhof.org

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

Ronnie Kole, Jacqueline Bishop and "Spirit" Photography

This week on Inside the Arts, a conversation with Ronnie Kole as he is inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Then we'll journey Against the Tide with artist Jacqueline Bishop, and explore paranormal activity at NOMA.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Yo Yo Ma, Cinema Reset, Exit Stage Right, NOLA Green Roots

Today on Inside the Arts, a conversation with acclaimed cellist Yo Yo Ma, a sound experience at the Contemporary Arts Center, we go backstage at Voodoo Fest for a unique photo shoot and exhibit... plus the art of gardening is taking root and sustaining communities.

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Pilobolus, Jerusalem String Quartet, Switch, Louis Prima

Today on Inside the Arts you'll hear about an energizing ballet as Pilobolus returns to the Crescent City. The New Orleans Friends of Music kicks off its 58th season. You'll hear about a documentary film that may switch your thoughts about using energy wisely, and we'll celebrate the music of Louis Prima.

Inside the Arts
8:00 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Artists Housing Celebration in Bywater

Bywater Art Lofts II

It’s a party 9th Ward style, beginning with a parade in one of the city’s most creative areas. We go Inside the Arts, as Bywater residents welcome new housing for artists with a grand celebration.

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.

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