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
9:37 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Returns to New Orleans

Superstar dancers will make history, in a one night only performance, as the New Orleans Ballet Association and Chevron present the return of Complexions Contemporary Ballet—with guests Wendy Whelan and the Nicholas Payton Quartet.  We go Inside the Arts for conversation with the founders of this New York ballet troupe.  

One performance, Saturday April 21st, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8 p.m.

Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

2012 French Quarter Festival Opens Today!

The 2012 French Quarter Festival.

It is billed as the largest free music festival in the South.  Over a half-million people are expected in and around the Vieux Carré as the French Quarter Festival kicks-off four days of music, food and fun.

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Politics
9:00 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Congressional Conversation on Race at UNO

Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond will be in town this week to co-host a Congressional Conversation on Race. The talks are a project of Search for Common Ground and The Faith and Politics Institute.

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Inside the Arts
12:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Joshua Bell Plays Brahms

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell talks with WWNO's Diane Mack about his upcoming concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

15th Annual Bach Around the Clock Starts This Weekend

Hundreds of  musicians, dancers and performers from across the country are heading to Trinity Episcopal Church for the 327th birthday celebration honoring J.S.Bach.  It's the 15th annual Bach Around the Clock, which includes

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Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Tue March 20, 2012

26th Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Kicks Off in French Quarter

The 2012 Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival kicks off a five-day celebration in the French Quarter.

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Inside the Arts
11:24 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Thornton Dial's "Hard Truths" Sparks Conversation at NOMA

The bold, edgy sculptures, paintings and drawings of artist Thornton Dial confront a darker side of humanity in the exhibit Hard Truths, now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a look at these works, which span two decades.

Inside the Arts
11:36 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Neumeister Swings Uptown, RHINO Grand Opening Downtown

World renowned trombonist Ed Neumeister kicks off Loyola University's 43rd Annual Jazz Festival this weekend and RHINO Contemporary Crafts Gallery is celebrating a Silver Anniversary year with a grand re-opening at Canal Place.  We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at both events.

Inside the Arts
10:52 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Fast Paced, Edgy Contemporary Ballet

He's hailed as one of the most innovative dance-makers of his generation.  And now, Stephen Petronio ...

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Inside the Arts

Join host Diane Mack for a conversation with the leading figures of the New Orleans arts and culture scene, each week Inside the Arts. From gallery openings to the performing arts, Diane takes you along on an intimate examination of the people and places that make New Orleans one of America's most interesting cities.

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