Out To Lunch

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

When you tune in to Out to Lunch, you'll find economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant.

Each week Peter invites guests from the new world of the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc. magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the U.S. to be an entrepreneur, and Out to Lunch is at the forefront of the new New Orleans.

Out to Lunch is also available on the It's New Orleans website.

Major support for Out to Lunch comes from Jones Walker and IBERIABANK. Additional support comes from LUBA Workers' Comp.

Pat Fahey is the co-founder of AmeriPure.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

One of our favorite foods here in Louisiana is raw oysters. Oysters are also the favorite place to hang out for a couple of bacteria that are very unfriendly to human beings. Notwithstanding, nobody in Louisiana has gotten sick from a raw oyster in some time. The reason for that is a company called AmeriPure. AmeriPure kills the bad bacteria in oysters without affecting the oyster’s taste. Pat Fahey is the co-founder of AmeriPure.

Out to Lunch.
Cathering King / It's New Orleans

There are not many subjects that everybody is an expert on. But healthcare is one of them.

Many people’s opinions about how healthcare should be provided are formed as a result of interactions with the healthcare system that have involved large sums of money and had less than optimum outcomes.

On this edition of Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti is talking with two experts about the healthcare system as we know it, and as we might see it evolve in the near future.

Out to Lunch: Dynasty
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In New Orleans, like many other cities, we have historical landmarks, like Jackson Square. And St. Louis Cathedral. But we also have our own unique historical landmarks. Some of them fall into a special category called, “Ain’t dere no more.” Among those are K&B, McKenzies, and Wagner’s Meat.

Every once in a while you meet someone who is "real New Orleans." It's hard to put your finger on exactly what that means, but you know it when you hear it. Scott Wolfe Senior and John Preble are two old school New Orleans originals.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

If you’re on Facebook, you see photos of yourself pop up from two, three, or ten years ago. Even though they’re photos that you posted, you still get a surprise to see what you looked like and what you were doing just a few years ago.

If we took snapshots of our work environment we might feel the same way. The way we work is constantly evolving. Peter's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch represent two snapshots of where we are as a workforce.

Peter Ricchiuti and guests on this week's Out to Lunch.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

One of the topics in the national debate these days is trade. Meaning imports and exports. On Out to lunch, Peter and his guests take a look at two of the most obscure imports into the United States, and New Orleans. One from Britain, the other from Italy.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

Two years ago on Out to Lunch we met two very interesting entrepreneurs.

Today, Haley Burns and Libby Fisher are Peter's guests on Out to Lunch. Two years later, things are very different for both of them.

Out to Lunch, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / WWNO

There are places in the world nobody wants to be. Jail. Hospital. And stuck in an airport, which can feel like a combination of the previous two.

New Orleans entrepreneurs Josh Reyher from Mobile Qubes and Trey Fayard from GLO Airlines join host Peter Ricchiuti on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

We’ve seen major sectors of the US economy change over the last few years. Retail and energy have both been shaken up. But probably nothing has gotten more people shaken up than changes in healthcare.

Peter's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch are shaking up healthcare in New Orleans.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

When you’re starting your own business you often hear two pieces of advice. "Do something you love." And, "use your personal experience to better understand your business."

They're talking about the self generating loop of feeling good and looking good on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

You’d have to be a certain age and have a certain kind of musical taste to remember Peter Allen singing, “All our dreams will come true again, when everything old is new again.” Today on Out to Lunch Peter is talking with two business people who are taking old fashioned taste and recycling it for a new market. Their businesses couldn’t be more different. But their reinvention of products based on a more innocent past are strangely similar.

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