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
10:09 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Thomas Mann: Mann's Mind

New Orleans contemporary jewelry artist and metal sculptor Thomas Mann is known for his trademark handcrafted techno-romantic jewelry.

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Inside the Arts
9:43 am
Thu February 16, 2012

2012 Mardi Gras Mask Market

The  countdown to the greatest free show on earth is upon us, and the revelry in the French Quarter will kick into high gear Friday, as the 29th Annual Mardi Gras Mask Market gets underway in the French Market. We go Inside the Arts...

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Inside the Arts
9:46 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Big Easy Tribute to the Classical Arts

Live performances of classical music and dance kick off Gambit's Big Easy Entertainment Awards 18th Annual Tribute to the Classical Arts.  We go Inside the Arts

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Inside the Arts
11:57 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Redd Linen Night Opens

Douglas Redd, Ashé Co-Founder

The Oretha Castle Haley Cultural Corridor in Central City comes alive this weekend, as the Ashé Cultural Arts Center kicks off Redd Linen Night.

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Inside The Arts
10:45 am
Thu January 26, 2012

The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein Returns

A comic operetta performed last in New Orleans more than a century ago is making a comeback.  The Loyola University Opera presents it's new production of Jacques Offenbach's The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein.

WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at this French work which will be performed in English.

 

Inside The Arts
12:45 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Southern Rep Says Goodbye to Theater Home of 20 Years

Southern Rep Theater is looking for a new venue after twenty years in residence on the third floor of Canal Place.

WWNO's  Diane Mack talks with Southern Rep's artistic director Aimee Hayes.

Inside The Arts
3:22 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Jazz Vocalist Rene Marie Celebrates Americana

Award winning Jazz singer Rene Marie celebrates Americana in an evening of song as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents a Jazz Journey concert featuring Germaine Bazzle, Stephanie Jordan and Betty Shirley. The free concert is Friday January 13th at Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The concert begins at 7pm.

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Morning Edition

Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with NPR's Morning Edition. Hosts Renée Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day's stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Steve and Renee interview newsmakers from politicians, to academics, to filmmakers, Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts. All with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories. Morning Edition is a world of ideas tailored to fit into your busy life.

With the Marketplace Morning Report at 6:51 a.m., the Marketplace Tech Report at 8:47 a.m., and the GNO Info Minute at 8:59 a.m.

Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Joan of Arc Celebrates 600 Years

The 4th Annual Joan of Arc Parade kicks off on Twelfth Night in the French Quarter, celebrating the Maid of Orléans' 600th Birthday. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday, January 6, at the corner of Conti and Decatur Streets.

More info at www.joanofarcparade.com

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Arts & Culture
1:58 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

The Pecan Cracker

A traditional holiday classic—Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet—gets a Southern tweak in The Pecan Cracker, directed by Ricky Graham. Final performances at Southern Rep Theater tonight and Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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