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.

Ways to Connect

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Healing Art

Sep 13, 2012

Healing art is the focus of a new exhibit by acclaimed New Orleans painter Richard Thomas. More than 50 works in the exhibit, The Power of Art as Healing, on view at the New Orleans African American Museum, explores and celebrates cultural cornerstones in the post-Katrina journey of the artist.

On view thru September 29, at The New Orleans African American Museum , 1418 Gov. Nicholls Street.