Business & Technology

Out To Lunch
4:45 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Out to Lunch — Coffee and Ice Cream

Peter Ricchiuti, Adrian Simpson and Danielle Boyce Batten.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

New Orleans coffee and New Orleans ice cream — they're not just for New Orleanians any more, and you can hear why on this episode of Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.

Adrian Simpson from New Orleans Ice Cream and Danielle Boyce Batten from Cool Brew Coffee are making an allied assault on the nation.

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Planet Money
8:09 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Update: Is It Legal To Sell Your Old MP3s? Judge Says No.*

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Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 9:26 am

Last month, we reported on a company called ReDigi that's basically a digital version of a used record store. You can sell them your old mp3s, and you can buy "used" mp3s that other people have sold.

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Out To Lunch
1:03 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

The Great American Auto Revolution

Peter Ricchiuti, Demetri Melekos of US Heritage Powersports, and Chip Stempeck of Elio Motors.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

We're making cars and motorbikes in Louisiana, and right here in New Orleans!

The Elio is a revolutionary American car that's being built from the ground up in Shreveport. The Von Dutch is a re-imagined classic American motorbike that's being built in Central City New Orleans.

Today on Out to Lunch we meet Chip Stempeck from Elio and Demetri Melekos from Von Dutch's US Heritage Powersports.

Out To Lunch
1:25 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Idea Fest

Tim Williamson, Damon Burns, Jeanne Nathan and Peter Ricchiuti
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Out to Lunch is on board this week with the Idea Village's fifth annual entrepreneur showcase — Idea Village's biggest NOLAbiz party yet, with 1,000+ entrepreneurs.

We're joined by hosts Tim Williamson, Kevin Wilkins and Robbie Vitrano, inNOLAvation founder Damon Burns, Creative Alliance's Jeanne Nathan, and Webster Pierce Jr., whose award winning invention, Wave Robber, is going to save the Louisiana coast.

Out To Lunch
1:48 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Sell Sell Sell

Michelle Seiler Tucker, Peter Ricchiuti and Tracey Moore.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

If you don't have a buyer, you don't have a business, and today on Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti gets to the heart and art of the sale.

Planet Money
6:45 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Planet Money: New Jersey Wine

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 7:43 pm

Sometimes your success depends on how your competitors behave. People judge you not just by your product, but by the product that your rival down the street makes.

This is a problem for Lou Caracciolo. He's trying to make high-quality wine, from grapes he grows in New Jersey. But Jersey wine already has a reputation — and fancy isn't it. On today's show: Can New Jersey become the next Napa?

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Planet Money
8:58 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Planet Money: Don't Believe The Hype

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 8:20 am

Despite all the celebration, the Dow Jones industrial average has not hit record highs recently. If you adjust for inflation, the highs just aren't as high as they seem.

And even if it does hit a real, inflation-adjusted high in the next few weeks, it won't mean much. The Dow is a seriously flawed stock index, and it's certainly not a good way to measure what's going on in the overall economy.

On today's show, we rain on the Dow's parade and explain why a lot of very smart people say we should ignore the Dow.

For more on the Dow:

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Higher Education
10:51 am
Tue March 12, 2013

UNO Down to Three Finalists for Business Dean

The University of New Orleans has named three finalists for dean of its College of Business, which has been without a permanent leader since August 2010.

New Orleans CityBusiness reports that they include John Williams, who is serving as interim dean and leads the college's Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration.

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Out To Lunch
1:12 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Mom & Pop Mania On Magazine Street

Paul Wilcox, Peter Ricchiuti and Bryan Batt.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Magazine Street is a seven-mile cavalcade of restaurants, galleries, and boutique stores spanning New Orleans neighborhoods from the Lower Garden District to Uptown. The owners of these businesses are as colorful as their storefronts.

On this edition of Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti’s guests are not your traditional mom and pop: Bryan Batt from Hazelnut and Paul Wilcox from Art & Eyes.

Planet Money
10:52 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Planet Money: Into The Future

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 3:18 pm

On today's show: Three stories about the tricky path from the present to the future.

Sales Are Like Drugs. What Happens When A Store Wants Customers To Quit? J.C. Penney's new CEO came in with a bold strategy: No more sales or coupons. It didn't work.

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