Out to Lunch

Out to Lunch

From WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

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.More from Out to Lunch »

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Out To Lunch: You're Hired

If you're looking for a job, one of the most tedious aspects of the search is constantly refining your resume so it looks appealing to your prospective employer. If you're an employer, one of the most time-wasting aspects of searching for the right person is meeting prospective employees and finding out they're not quite as impressive as their resume. Crystal McDonald's New Orleans company, Acrew, is changing all that - for both job seekers and employers. The Acrew method of applying for a job does away with the resume. And the first face-to-face interview. Yes, it's pretty radical. But like Like many revolutionary ideas, it's so simple you wonder why someone didn't think of it years ago.

Out To Lunch: It's Magic

There's so much music and film in New Orleans, we could do a weekly show exclusively about show business. Even if we were to do that, this edition of Out to Lunch would still be out of the ordinary. Peter's lunch guests are in very non-traditional aspects of the entertainment industry.

Out To Lunch: Raw Jazz

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. Do you ever decide to go for the healthy option at lunch, and have a salad? What typically happens next is you douse the salad with a delicious dressing filled with enough bad stuff to undo the health benefits of your good intentions. Richard Hanley's company, Hanley's Foods, makes salad dressings as healthy as your salad, that taste as good as the unhealthy salad dressing. If you listen to Out to Lunch you've heard Peter say "All the music on Out to Lunch is written and performed by Mitch Forman." Mitch drops by for lunch with some music business news: there

Out To Lunch: What's Going To Happen To Healthcare?

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

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.

Out To Lunch: A New Day At The Office

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.

Out To Lunch: Imported Balls

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.

Out To Lunch: Catching Up

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: Power Up & Away

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.

Out To Lunch: Ctrl Alt Doc

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.

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