Diane Mack

Producer & Morning Edition Host

"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

Photo courtesy of Arthur Roger Gallery

Conversation with gallerist Arthur Roger.

 Art in the Time of Empathy, is an exhibition of gallery and invited artists examining the year 2020 as an historical moment and a transformative time. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia Street, until December 19, 2020. More info is available online at arthurrogergallery.com 

Photo Credit: George Long

Conversation with Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Vice President of Content, Erin Greenwald.

Additional information about the annual humanities awards can be found online at leh.org\humanities-awards.   

Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival kicks off its 5th Anniversary, with live performances by members of the Manhattan Chamber Players, streamed from venues in New Orleans. We talk with the festival's founding artistic director, Luke Fleming. 

The festival runs October 2nd thru 11th.  Streaming links, concert dates and times can be found at crescentcitychambermusicfestival.com 

Photo: Courtesy of the Artists

Musaica Chamber  Ensemble opens its 15th season, streaming live from the UNO Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 25th @7:30 pm.  We catch up with Musaica violist and president Bruce Owen. 

You'll find a link to the stream at musaica.org .   

A host of artists are gearing up for a two-day commemoration honoring Latin American contributions to the Post-Katrina Rebirth of New Orleans on the heels of the 15th Anniversary of the storm.  Award winning multi-disciplinary artist José Torres-Tama and Arte Futuro Productions will present a virtual festival of Teatro Sin Fronteras/Theater without Borders with poets, performers, musical acts and immigrant stories. José Torres-Tama joins us by phone.