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. Additional support comes from LUBA Workers' Comp.

Randy Schmidt, GoodWood NOLA

The U.S. Marshals office in New Orleans is getting its hand sanitizer from what just one month ago would have seemed an extremely unlikely source: a local distillery.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

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.

Magician Mike Dardant, on this week's Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

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.

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.

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