Farmers Market Minute
9:30 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Shop Small

Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday.

Originally started by American Express, this national day to shop small and locally fits so nicely with farmers markets. After all, you can’t get much smaller than the family who farms and sells their products directly.

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Latest News
5:00 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Senator Landrieu Urges Support For Small Business Holiday Shopping

Senator explains importance of shopping at small businesses this holiday season.

With much of the nation focusing on Black Friday shopping at big box stores, one Louisiana lawmaker is suggesting another option.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Bioceptive — Out To Lunch

Tamara Kreinin, S K Khurana and Peter Ricchiuti.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Bioceptive is a New Orleans women’s health company that is developing a product for managing pregnancy that could change the world for hundreds of thousands of women.

This week on Out to Lunch, Peter has lunch with S K Khurana, the Chief Operating Officer of Bioceptive, and Tamara Kreinin, recently retired Executive Director for Women and Population at the United Nations Foundation and an investor in Bioceptive.

Higher Education
2:25 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Loyola Music Industry Professor Visits West Bank, Mentors Palestinian Entrepreneurs

Palestine, often known as a tumultuous crossroads of religion and politics, is now gaining recognition for its increasingly entrepreneurial economic environment. At the second annual Celebration of Innovation last month in Ramallah, Loyola University New Orleans professor Elliott Adams joined 12 American mentors, investors and business leaders seeking to harness the new culture of innovation in the West Bank.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Out Of Business

Mary Lee Murphy, Peter Ricchiuti and Kendra Jones Morris.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Though we usually talk about going into business, on this week’s show Peter talks to two women who got out of business.

Kendra Jones Morris walked away from consulting Fortune 500 companies to found Rural Revolution, connecting women artisans in the developing world with direct marketing women in the United States. Mary Lee Murphy left the business world to become Development Director of the education non-profit City Year.

From Scratch
4:05 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Rodney Brooks, Co-Founder Of Rethink Robotics

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 11:09 am

Jessica Harris talks to Rodney Brooks, co-founder of Rethink, a company that makes robots for the manufacturing industry. In 1990 Dr. Brooks founded iRobot, which makes robots for the consumer and defense industries. Their first consumer product was the Roomba, the robot that vacuums for you.

Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Rural Revolution Puts Women on the Move

Kendra Jones Morris, the founder of Rural Revolution, lives and works in New Orleans.

A New Orleans-based company called Rural Revolution is connecting female artists in the developing world to commercial outlets in the United States.

Kendra Jones Morris, the founder of the business, believes that empowering female entrepreneurs help strengthen community globally and locally. She spoke with Sharon Litwin on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Planet Money
10:38 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Episode 128: Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe in NYC's Chess District?
Chana Joffe-Walt NPR

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 4:28 pm

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Why do businesses selling the same thing crowd around each other rather than strike out on their own?

To answer that question, Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt walk through some New York City neighborhoods – the diamond district, the plant district, the chess district — where store after store sells the exact same thing.

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Business & Technology
2:08 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Small Business Conference Thursday At UNO

Chris Genteel, Google's head of diversity markets, and other people from the Internet giant will join bankers, investors and federal officials at the Southeast Louisiana Small Business Conference this Thursday at the UNO Lindy Boggs International Conference Center.

Other speakers include Pellsom Lau, regional manager for the Small Business Administration's office of international trade, and Paul Satenstein, chief financial officer of The Online Incentives Exchange. Satenstein will talk about Louisiana's online exchange for state tax credits.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Port of New Orleans Reports Banner Year

New cranes help the Port of New Orleans move more cargo.
Credit Erin Krall / WWNO

Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange reviews 2012 port business.

The president of the Port of New Orleans says in the annual State of the Port address that business has been good this year. Officials expect that good news to continue.

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