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"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"This is john swerved and you're listening to discover lafayette a podcast dedicated to the people and rich culture of lafayette the gateway.
Bronx woman dead after slashing in an apartment
"Ah, woman is fatally stabbed in the head at her apartment in the Bronx last night, Paul de Castro reports. The incident took place inside an apartment at 1965, Lafayette Avenue and Castle Hill. Cops responded to a call around 8 30 found the 29 year old victim lying unconscious and under Sponsored with a stab wound to her head. She was pronounced dead at the scene by M. S. Authorities say a 31 year old male was taken into custody at the scene. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is
NYPD officer shot in the Bronx
"Officer hospitalized after being shot in the Bronx late last night. It happened during a traffic stop. The bullet struck the 31 year old officer blow his bulletproof vest. 6.5 year veteran was assigned to the gun Violence Suppression division. And And why why PDS, PDS, a a top top cop cop commissioner, commissioner, Dermot Dermot Shea Shea among among officials officials holding holding a a press press conference. conference. We're driving on Lafayette Avenue, Close White Plains Road to the confines of the 23rd precinct, where they counted the subject and initiated this stuff. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio among officials visiting with the officer who is from a long line of police officers, despite the paintings and was in good spirits, Thank God it looks like he's gonna make a very strong recovery, so we're counting on blessings tonight. The officer was shown at the intersection of White Plains Road, Lafayette Avenue, where The gun was recovered a suspect described as a career criminal taken into custody a
Police Officer Is Shot While Chasing Armed Man in the Bronx, New York City
"Cop working to come back gun Violence in the Bronx wound up being a victim of gun violence last night. He's in the hospital this morning with a gunshot wound to the back is Glenn Schuck Reports live from Jacoby Hospital, Glenn About 10 30 last night cops and the gun Violence suppression Unit, the 43rd precinct, driving on Lafayette Avenue near White Plains Road in Soundview. They pulled over a car, please. Commissioner Commissioner Shea Shea says says violence violence erupted erupted almost almost immediately. immediately. But But in in the the course course of of seconds seconds what what we we know know is is that that our our officer officer we we believe believe fired fired one one round. round. We believe the perpetrator fired four rounds and during that exchange of gunfire are officer was struck. What we believe is one time in the lower back. Below his bulletproof vest. As I said the fire on from the perpetrator was recovered the 31 year old officer on the force for nearly seven years, described as being in a lot of pain by Shea. It should make a full recovery. PBA President Pat Lynch also came to the officers Bedside. We have to stop acting like we're trying to reinvent the wheel. Policing is simple, good guys and bad guys. We're the good guys to go after the bad guys. Unfortunately, we hear again because one of the good guys been shot. Suspect you fired at the officers 24 years old. He has an arrest record in New York City and in Jersey.
New York Police Officer Is Shot While Chasing Armed Man in the Bronx
"Officer has been shot in the Bronx shooting occurred about 10 30 at the corner of White Plains Road in Lafayette Avenue and sound sound You You are are telling telling the the officer officer was was conscious conscious and and in in serious serious but but stable stable condition condition with with a a gunshot gunshot wound wound to to the the torso. torso. Several Several reports reports say say two two suspects suspects are are in in custody custody and and the the weapon weapon was was recovered recovered at at the the scene. scene. No No word on what led to the shooting. Although we're told the wounded officer is assigned to the gun Violence suppression unit stay
Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall: Can You Reveal An Animal's Inner World At All?
"Okay nelson gordon. Gallup came up with this mark test. And i assume he actually you know like tested some animals. The one that made the splash was chimpanzees. So he put this big mirror just outside their cage and at first the chimpanzees acted in the way that a lot of other species do like the mirror. Image was another animal a stranger. You know that you might attack After a couple of days though that changed the chimpanzees started using the mirror to look at parts of their bodies that they couldn't normally see like opening their mouth and looking at the keys. They looked at their bottoms and their genitals. I mean of course they did know of course they did then gallup with the chimps under anesthesia and marked their ears and their foreheads. With a red dye the animals woke up. They saw themselves in the mirror and what they did was to reach out and touch and examine the marks on their faces only be seen in near so they realized the marks were on their own faces by looking in the mirror. Okay so that's chimps are close relatives. What about like monkeys. So he told me that monkeys could be exposed to mirrors for literally years and would never spontaneously use the mirror to do any kind of self examination like that but if quietly snuck into their room and you know in a mirror was there and the monkeys saw the person in the mirror. They turn around to confront them. They could use the image of of us me and my students in the mirror to bonaventure our behavior and respond appropriately. Okay so just like my creepy low dog. That is just like your. I mean. I don't know if your dog responds appropriately. Yeah i told them about your dog and he totally thinks your dog could be using mirrors to spy on you. I mean it sounds like her no honestly but in in terms of using a mirror like people do to look at yourself. How many species can actually do that. Well if you ask him he thinks it's just humans chimps entering. That's his view okay. So you're saying if you ask him that makes me feel like there are other views out there. Yes so if you ask diana at hunter college she'll tell you that dolphins and elephants can recognize themselves. And you know it is hard to test dolphins. I mean think about it. They just don't have hand right. You can't really like poke your own face with the flipper. Yeah yeah so. She had to come up with variations of the mark test. Like in one experiment. They used a marker to kind of draw on a dolphins body in different places But they didn't do it secretly so these dolphins could actually feel the marks being made the idea was. Would they race to the mirror afterwards and orient immediately to the place where they've been marked as if they had something in mind on their way to the mirror they were going to use it as a tool to look at the mark and we. That's exactly what we found. Wow okay that's that's pretty cool. What about What about elephants. They have trunks right so it feels like you do this kind of mark test. Maybe we'll she and some colleagues did study elephants at the bronx zoo and so again. Not so easy. They had to get this big jumbo eight by eight foot unbreakable mirror and she says the elephants seem to look at themselves and they did all kinds of unusual things like they'd rhythmically move their trunk or you know one of them would use a trunk to pull an era forward in front of the mirror like it was looking at it One of them touched this white x shaped mark that they put on her head. You know she used her own trunk and sort of investigated but two of the others didn't do that with the marta. So you know recess. She's tested other elephants since then and she does think they get it you know. She thinks they just recognize that what they see in the mirror is them okay. So so back to the original mark test developer. Gallup doesn't buy that. Dolphins and elephants no themselves in a mirror. He just doesn't think it's been conclusively shown. I mean there's been claims over the years about weird behavior with mirrors in all kinds of species. Birds fish aunts manta rays. And you know he says there's always this problem of if you have an animal doing strange stuff in front of a mirror and they do odd stuff right. There's this danger of seeing whatever it is you want to see. You know what their behavior actually means can be hard to figure out. Well i mean for that matter now what does it mean if an animal unequivocally passes gallup's mark tests like does that mean that they're actually self aware gallup thinks that the tests means they're self-aware. He basically thinks that self awareness is like being able to make yourself the object of your own attention and he says that you know if you're looking at yourself in mirror and recognizing yourself in the mirror. You're kind of like literally doing that. And that this says something about the animals internal world and its ability to understand other animals mental states But you know that's kind of romantic idea in a way you know that that that just as muir recognition says something really profound animals internal world. And so you know daniel pov- anneli doesn't really buy it. So he's a researcher and he told me when he first read about gallup's mark test for mirror self recognition in highschool. It made him wanna spend his whole life studying chimpanzees. You know. I bought into the story of mirrors and sulfur ignition hook line and sinker because it is a compelling story. Yeah i mean like wow there are creatures out there just like him just like people and all it took was a mirror to uncover this magic secret about that more whatever exactly but i gather from his tone. No longer feels that way. No no i mean. He's a researcher with the university of louisiana at lafayette and he spent years studying champs and mirrors and self recognition all this stuff and he says you know just think about when you go to a mirror say in the morning when you wake up you drag yourself there. You're looking at your image and like maybe you're all but drag with sleep in your eyes and you start having all of these thoughts. You're just like geez. I look older and you think about time and time is passing and then you start thinking about who you once were and your future and what other people think and on and on but is that which required do i have to think about any of that in order to brush my teeth in front of the mirror. He says you do not need all of these higher order concepts of self and self awareness to use a mirror in a practical way to just understand that like your physical motions are connected to the mirror in some way. Yes we saying like when a chimp interacts with its own mirror image. We can't know what it's thinking about. We have no clue and finally pointed out to me with training. In how mirrors work rhesus monkeys can actually learn to recognize themselves in mirrors and. Pass the mark test you know. So what does it mean if an animal with training can do this. He said he doesn't think dolphins been shown to do it yet but he says oh it could probably be taught to do it sure. What about my dog. Now what do you think. I don't know i mean maybe i mean. Some people have suggested their dogs. You know. the visual system isn't as important and like self awareness or self recognition might be more like smell related. Yeah yeah that makes sense so we need some kind of like olfactory mirror. Scientists have been working on that mattie. No okay no well thank you for this tour through the muir amazed that is research on animals and mirrors. I will think of you the next time. I see my dog gazing at my reflection. Which i imagine it's going to be in like five minutes. Enjoy
Document What You Do
"So being a california boy. I wasn't as familiar with lafayette radio electronics. As folks who lived in new york and new jersey in on that side of the country but in their day they were a big deal. They were a big deal. They went up against the likes of radio shack in heath kit and those kind of folks in terms of mail order electronics and they had stores to boot. I became interested in them. When i saw a few there. Stereo receivers for sale on ebay thinking. Those are the kind of cool. You know what i mean. You know when you're just kind of browsing around any go. That's a nice looking piece of equipment there. So i was initially attracted to their design but as i read up on them i saw that many people like the way they sound as well. They have that nice. Sort analog warm sound that so many people like with vintage stereo receivers and amplifiers now. They did have retail stores back in the day. Lafayette mostly in new york and new jersey as i mentioned earlier but their catalog businesses really the big deal In their lifespan. And if you live somewhere where your electronic shop was maybe a mom paw that had a limited selection or limited inventory. You could get a four hundred page. Lafayette electronics catalog and deceit everything. Everything that you wanted to see you know. The pages were filled with tape. Recorders and microphones and stereo systems. Cb radios and more and more and more they began their business in nineteen thirty-one like so many businesses. At that time they started out with a different name. I don't even recall what it was. But it evolved into lafayette electronics by the sixties and seventies You're seeing their ads. In popular electron ix stereo review in all of that and they had a number of store locations to i believe at their peak. They had something like a hundred and fifty store locations again. Most of them on the east side of the united states. The twenty two hundred. I purchased sold for two hundred ninety nine dollars in nineteen seventy six. It had a walnut. Finished would case. If feature twenty-seven watts per channel it has dual tuning a source selector switch for fono f. m. f. n. mute mp xfl filter a. and auxiliary it also had advanced features such as low noise transistors and phase locked loop stereo fm circuit for improved separation and low distortion in addition to all that it looked great. It really a a handsome looking receiver. And you'll see plenty of shots of it because i documented My restoration project of it. So you'll be able to get a good look at it. So i found my working unit on ebay for forty five dollars. It was like the perfect restoration project in the sense that with a little bit of work. And i'm talking about just a couple of hours of work. You could have something that looked ten times better than what you started with and you got it for a low price because you know one of the things about how ebay works is that is. Something looks really crappy. Obviously i mean that makes total sense right however when you know how to restore things you can look at things and say that only requires an hour's worth of work or two hours worth of work or i know how to you know. Get the part for that or or whatever and then suddenly those become you know hidden gems those become treasures that you can get a low price and then bring them back to life and you know. That's definitely what i thought i could do with this. Now it's funny. It took a long time for it to come. It came from new york. Of course right because i guess that's where a lot of those electronics are even those the mail order businesses. Well it came from new york in a large huggies diapers box that was split open on two sides and then it had styrofoam popcorn leaking out the broken areas of the box. I mean this thing. This box was possibly the ugliest box at ever arrived on my front doorstep at the studio. In fact i'm pretty sure that that driver who delivered it could not get out of his truck fast enough. You know what i mean. I i think i remember hearing it land on my doorstep. I'm not even sure if he said it down all the way i just heard this plop which probably made the seems split even more
Man, 25, charged with attempted murder in dragging of Chicago officer
"Man now faces attempted murder charges after prosecutors say he dragged a Chicago police officer on the south side with his car following a traffic stop. Police say 25 year old Aaron Oak, Lola Toca Loa. Charged with one felony count of attempted murder, one misdemeanor count of fleeing police and one misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license. Officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 9500 block of South Lafayette just before eight o'clock Monday night when a white Chevy Impala took off dragging that officer Police say right now that that officer hit a fixed object and it's still recovering at a hospital.
Police Officer Injured After Being Dragged by Car on Chicago's Far South Side
"In custody. Ah Chicago police officers in serious condition after being dragged by vehicle on the south side Monday night, police responded to 95th and the red Line on the report of an officer down just after 7:30 P.m.. Moments earlier, officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 9500 block of South Lafayette when a white Chevy Impala took off dragging in officer. Police say the officer then hit a fixed object. The officer was transported to Christ and two
Protesters raise money to protect artwork and messages attached to Washington, DC's Lafayette Square fence
"There have been tensions between demonstrators and backers of the president at the fence put up along Lafayette Square near the White House. Now there's a new effort to raise money to protect a growing memorial at the site from being destroyed as many work to preserve the black lives matter. Messages along the wall near the White House. Karen says she's been working with mating Siler to keep that momentum going. She's been there. You know, since the fence went up, fixing things that fall off due to either trump supporters or the weather Now the focus has turned to a go fund me account to raise $10,000 for things like generators, art supplies and money to pay volunteers. So far, they've raised almost 3000. It would be great if we could actually Make this something that was a grand collective urine says Their goal is to protect the wall until inauguration Day. D. C is exhausted and it's time for the rest of the country
No. 25 La-Lafayette wins Sun Belt West, beats South Alabama
"Number twenty five Louisiana Lafayette was the thirty eight ten winner over south Alabama as Levi Lewis passed for two hundred fifty two yards and three touchdowns the raging Cajuns gained two hundred and fifty four yards rushing in wrapping up their third straight Sun Belt conference west division crown Chris Smith finished with ninety nine yards rushing to go with a ten yard reception for the Cajuns Louisiana Lafayette has won four straight since its only loss on a last second field goal by number fifteen coastal Carolina I'm the ferry
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"This is john swerved and you're listening to discover laughing about a podcast dedicated to the people and rich culture of lafayette the gateway.
Man sentenced to 25 years for setting fire to 3 churches
"Louisiana man who admitted to burning down three predominantly African American churches has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in order to pay the church's $2.6 million, U. S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook says in a news release that Holden Matthews said fire to the church is because of their religious nature and to promote himself as a black metal musician. He says, he says a federal judge in Lafayette sentence Holden Matthews on Monday, Judge Robert Summerhays gave Matthews credit for the 18 months he has already spent in jail. Matthews pleaded guilty to both state and federal
COVID outbreak at Atlanta nursing home infects nearly 60 residents
"Nursing home especially hard. Nearly 60 residents of the William Bremen, Jewish home in Buckhead testing positive since the pandemic began. In 10 of those residents have died. Other nursing homes in L. A. J. Fairburn, Eastman and Lafayette yet have also reported outbreaks this month. Covered 19 creating a
FBI investigating possible hate crime after swastika, 'Trump' spray painted on California home, overpass
"The Lafayette Police Department is investigating some graffiti that was spray painted on a home near downtown as a possible hate crime case. CBS's Megan Goldsby has the story. The homeowner posted pictures of the vandalism to Facebook, a black spray painted swastika on the White House in the word Trump. As I pulled up the home, which is very close to the city's main drag did have what looks like some fresh white paint on it, along with some ladders leaned up against the wall, Lafayette's mayor Mike Anderson, said in a statement. There is no place for hate in Lafayette, and this will not be tolerated. I talked to a mean sitting outside a cafe nearby a little shocked not to surprise though. You know what's going on in the country and everything. It does make me a little bit more fearful to some. That kid's out to play. Knowing that there is someone in the local community that feels that way. I mean, it was one thing to, you know, support whoever you want, But the moment you start taking actions affect another human That's where we have to start drawing the line. The home does have a Biden flag flying for a flag post in the front yard. Lafayette Police spokesman says they have contacted the FBI. Nikita is 1/7 grader who lives in town. Of course, it's really bad. The ideal would be that it doesn't happen because you know people should be treated as people and equally in
Tropical Storm Zeta expected to strengthen into hurricane
"Hasn't yet a lead up yet Another storm taking aim at the Gulf Coast A. B C's Derek Dennis reports Tropical Storm Zeta is turning south of western Cuba and could make its way to the Louisiana Gulf Coast by Wednesday. 40 Mile an hour winds were clocked early Sunday morning, but forecasters have the storm growing toe a low grade hurricane with landfall somewhere between Lafayette, Louisiana and Pensacola, Florida, Xavier has put the 2020 hurricane season in the record books as the 27th name. Form of the year on Ly the second year ever to see 27 named storms. Derek
California 7th grader threatened with arrest for missing Zoom classes
"Letter that threatens to arrest a twelve year old for missing class missing their zoom class has a dad all upset the kid actually missed a couple of zoom classes are fourth child in this school and other blue get a letter Lafayette Parent Mark Trump says he was stunned when the family received a letter threatening his seventh grade son with a rest for missing exactly three thirty minute zoom sessions, unexcused absences. He can't become an other state and he could be arrested I said, are you gonNA come arrest my son and my home or trying to find me for not getting into his zoom class on time perfect everyday like his classmates at Stanley middle. School. Mass Trough spends up to seven hours a day attending virtual school via zoom the letter from a Stanley administrator list the three periods merrick missed and says when a student is absent without valid excuse, the student has considered true according to California law and down below the pupil may be subject to arrest the principal hairstyling middle school. told us the letter is a result of new state guidelines. This fall Senate Bill Ninety Eight, which requires districts to keep a closer eye on student attendance reached by phone Stanley Principal Betsy Belmonte told us the letters part of our responsibility to the state for our student attendance review boards
Indiana officer fired after ties to neo-Nazi internet forum are revealed
"Hired in June has been fired in Madison. McGill explains Why the Lafayette Police Department found out the officer was involved in a neo Nazi Internet chat forum in 2016. The department began investigating Officer Joseph Zacharek. After the department was mentioned in a tweet that sense, Zacharek participated in a chat forum called Iron March, the department found the information was accurate, Incredible and Zachary was terminated. Madison, Miguel 93 WNBC Mobile News several shooting
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"They do end at the same time. They want to save somebody from Harm's Way, what a great group of people and Jose a great profession to be able to and if for someone like him to tarnish it and I was so close to just beating him six years ago. So that's kind of the reasons why I'm running I really feel like I'm kind of indicate to the people that we are good people in this profession and that this we're going to turn that office around we're going to make it a place off. Proud of part of our great City in our culture and all of the things that we have to offer here because I think that we can and you know, nothing against any I can't has three opponents. I like all three of the guys been knowing all of them for a long time, but I still think I'm the better person for the job and the person that will absolutely without any hesitation do the right thing for the people always I know you're following your heart and I want to thank you for your service and for offering yourself as a candidate. I've can speak for experienced. It takes a lot to run for office. It takes a lot not just gumption but your whole family's gotta be behind and but it's something that I know is in your hearts and best wishes on this November 3rd election. And where can people find out more about Kip judice kept from marshall.com as a very interactive way. You can text me there. There's song Contact information other than texting email and I'm sorry. I'm very easily found at kid from Marshall twenty-twenty as well. Now that's on Facebook. I'm sorry Kip for March 2020 on Facebook. And then my cellphone number is really easy chance my fault for years for at least twenty five years. My phone number has been 3194 k i p. Okay. So 319 for Kip. That's 319-454-7547. And yeah again, I do respond to all phone calls all text messages all month and you know what the campaigning is, like it says one of those things where you get spread thin but you know, listen it's rewarding the thinner. I'm spread the more I understand that people are engaging in that is reporting and in 20 20 lists and weekend, we could there's just no end to this. I guess the craziness that we were preparing to potentially pull signs down again for a name. being a storm effect, so You know Bring it on. I just again I do want the people to really educate themselves and and look at what the four candidates have. I think you'll see that I am absolutely the most passionate on the absolute utmost ready-prepared proven candidate out there and it's it's going to be my honor to service you Marshall and I look forward to it. And you know, I want to come back and talk to you at developing laughing as we move forward about some of the positive things that are happening in the Marshal's office. And because I think you do a good job of talking about those good things that are happening in our city will capture these Canada Lafayette city marshal again. Thank you for joining discover Lafayette and I want to encourage people to find out more about kept in mainly know and then go vote. Absolutely cuz I have got it's not just knowing a lot but it's we've got to go execute and absurd get your mail in Ballot or go, you know, whatever trigger on November 3rd, and I know we're going to have early voting coming up. Exchange through the 22nd for the 23rd. I believe right starts on the 16th, and I've also like to thank our sponsors for making.
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"And so I look forward to working with each one of them and making sure that we are part of our our future now again, they understand there are going to be two components. I mean you're going to have to be when I say JUMP we're going to be willing and able to jump because that is what I'm going to be running on the platform that I run on. I really intend to Institute that in chart honor and it's going to be a change in the way we doing business, but it's it's it's for the betterment of the community. It's a better man for the office and I think it's going to decrease workloads with time. And so and again if my vision is wrong, we are just moving forward and but look off. Think I'm on point and you know people people trust me give me their vote in November and that's the direction we're going so I have a question you ran six years ago. I did and you're running nail. Why are you running? So Jana? I looked at the office and I really feel like it's what I am best prepared to do in the next cycle of life. I guess if that's a good way of describing it Susan and I are comfortable as a matter of fact speaking. I've had to adjust our comfortability level somewhat. We were living in a home outside of the city of Lafayette but to run for Marshall we had to move back into the City and so Susan I have done that. It's more expensive. Yeah. It's costing me more money cuz I still have the home. Yeah, my other home is still there north of Scott and now I haven't log In a second Home in LaFayette. So yeah, it's costing us money. And you know quite honestly for me we have acreage at the Scott property in Lafayette. I have zero grass. It's it's concrete. It's concrete all around me. Well, it's bad because I really enjoy the openness and I enjoy I'm a country boy at heart and not for me. It's it's a little challenging. But listen again for the people of Lafayette Jan, I really feel like and I I say this and I don't know how it really sounds to people but I keep my off the but all the time for having lost six years ago because I feel like we're would be so much more advanced today. I feel bad that the people had to go through this for six years if I worked a little bit harder gotten a few more votes. I lost my 2% I don't think that people would have had to live through this my profession has been embarrassed by this and that I take to heart because I really am very passionate about where I think most law enforcement officers are at I mean, they love the city. They love to serve they come to work to save lives everyday safe job it is but listen think about this they put the bullet proof vest off the gunbelt on hoping that they don't have to use any of that chat. They want to go home for supper..
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"It's not anything I can use against you for not not adhering to the text but certainly would allow for you to be reminded that I need to take care of this issue and begin Jan Swift, which is responsible person who would come and take care of that. Now there are some people I get it. Some people just will not come to court and we can deal with those on another level. I have I have a plan for as well but let's say Jan gets Just this text alert and and she still don't come to court. There's a warrant issued for your arrest and we'll go back to the root cause which was a seat belt violation Jan. So now we have to take you to Jani because that's what the judge has ordered and you're going to stay in jail. So today is Tuesday. We were not going to have another criminal court hearing until Monday. So Wednesday Thursday, Friday Saturday Sunday, you'll stay in jail for a seat belt ticket, but really because I didn't show up and honor it's a failure to appear to condemn pollination. But again the the root cause is a minor offence. Well, yeah. Now you stay in jail. Let's say J and develops a very very bad toothache. Well, it's cruel and unusual not to take Jan to the dentist to get treatment for that. But that treatment is in becomes the responsibility of the Parish of Lafayette because you're incarcerated person. So now in addition to having to feed and clothe you for five days, we've got to give you a treatment and who knows what that Dental issue is and with the cost of that will be or if you are a dialysis patient who requires daily dialysis. We have to make sure you get that coolant on Thursday if we wouldn't So we take this $200 seat belt ticket that you owe to the city. And we now invest about four or five thousand dollars and incarcerating you to recover the $200. That's ridiculous. Yeah, it's not common sensible. Here's my suggestion instead of an arrest warrant. Give me what's called an inst answer and instead threw it off on medic would allow for me is the Marshal to come to your home and say Misty and the judge would like to see you right now. You are now required to come and we would go straight to the court. You will escort me there. I will bring you there and I will present you right in front of the judge Joe judge is going to say name is Jan you didn't come to court we gave you a subpoena but here's what we're going to do. I want you to go do for hours of community service at the end of that for hours, Your service will be given another cord dead. So cuz all the little gets will be here again, then that your defense attorney the prosecutor that any witnesses will be here. You need to come to that Court. Okay, and I'll bet you after doing for hours of Community Job. Service that person appears at their next court date understanding the importance of it now having said all of that..
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"They don't finish all the hours. They have to report it the next court date, but they report how far they've come and how many hours have done and the judge says it's really heartwarming to see some of these young people walking in and saying you're on our got 22 of my horse done. Yeah, and so do you want to play they do and and and it, you know, they probably could have paid any mom or dad had to come up with the money or a friend to jail or go to jail. And so this has been kind of rewarding for us as well on the other side watching how this happens. And listen the worst thing I'm told one of the little guys of the day at worst thing is you can walk away from your knowing how to wash a car well or you know, so you you're getting something out of this and and they like that as well cuz they want some yes. It is. All good. Now the Marshal's office that you're running Force Lafayette city marshal is not in keeping with your experience and crime-fighting right the the city off. Shell is worth man. What they sure first to help the courts proceed. Sure. So the Marshal is very similar to the Marshal on a golf course keeping things moving keeping things progressing. So there's orderly so there's not a stack of people waiting for someone one problem. That's that's held up. So my job as the month would be to make sure that those people who are needed for court proceedings, whether they're defendant a witness a victim an attorney who at whomever law officer that they're all been given noticed that this court proceeding is scheduled at this date and time so that when they arrive all the the litigants are there the Witnesses are there and this court customer you can move on without delay and this is for Lafayette City for lack of citicorp. We handle all misdemeanors and traffic offenses that that are are done in the c e There's also a small claims court. We handle all evictions within the city of Lafayette and we had in that small claims court. We could have some garnishments, right? So the Marshal is responsible for making sure the down payments. All right here to based on the judge's ruling. Basically. The Marshal's job is to make sure again all litigants are there all the witnesses have been notified and officers. So that went off so you can move on it can it can do without delay and then any order issued by the judge thereafter? So if the judge says look I find this person guilty five days in the parish. So it's the Marshal's job pick the guy up all of the witness chair and bring him five days to the jail or to collect the fines or whatever the case may be. So that's the in a nutshell with the Marshall responsible for Now is really clear on who did what so I'm glad you're taking the time to explain this right as the as the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputy one of my duties. There was the commander Civil W civil department and that's exactly what the Sheriff's Office does for the big court system for the district court system. We issue subpoenas we go pick up people on warts, we follow through with civil judgments and and garnishments at cetera..
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
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Tropical Storm Delta departs Louisiana, leaves fresh destruction in its wake
"But it brought more damage to the Louisiana six weeks after similar areas were decimated by Laura ABC is Ginger Z's in Lafayette, Louisiana. That is the sound of Hurricane Delta just before making landfall in Creole, Louisiana, a Category two hurricane when it roared on shore, peeling roofs off of buildings, waves and surge lapping at the land in Lake Arthur. No direct
Hurricane Delta steams across Gulf of Mexico
"We are following a developing story out of the Gulf of Mexico region. As Hurricane Delta takes aim over there you can see by the map let's get right to CNBC's shepard. Smith with the latest airship, it does look like it could be terrible for the folks out there in Louisiana, and Mississippi not going to be good not at all the the latest is five o'clock. Update five eastern we just got that bring it to you. I, if you look at the top edge of this, it's so close to land. It's incredible. It looks like that is going to go over parts of Lake Charles and points east. A lot of rain has happened already Jackson Mississippi over the last twenty, four hours. They're estimating ten inches seven to eight inches around Lake Charles and if. You look at the cone. For this thing, it's not just a coast storm. This thing is going to go inland and rain and rain and rain I want to show you the cone of uncertainty if you will for this storm and there it is category too when it comes to shore and then it will weaken very quickly still be a tropical system, but not a hurricane as it moves. UPS skirts along Nashes Mississippi into the Jackson Mississippi area. Jackson. Mississippi. GonNa have reigned for at least the next twenty, four hours. This storm has weakened a little bit but not since the last report, the new update from the National Hurricane. Center has the central pressure at nine hundred and sixty six bars, which is up, and that means the storm is weakening. You look at go back to that last. Loop. You can see at the bottom the is breaking up on the bottom. That's sheer. The I is falling apart a little bit not a moment too soon let's go to Lafayette Louisiana Embassies Jay. Grazed Air Force. Wow He's getting wet you Jay. Yup. Well, conditions really intensifying over the last thirty, forty, five minutes the rain picking up a wind as well. We've got up the tropical fun print. Don't want to walk you down to the Million River and this is what you. Got All this. It's already over banks here. That's going to be a big problem. We've got sick maybe seven of these conditions left to go we're going to see sheets of rain continues to fall in the Lafayette area we could see up to a foot of rain before Paul said. And Wind Gusts better go be over hurricane strength again it for you be a real rough ride here for the next six or seven. And as you were talking about, this is an area here like Charles just to the West that's already been dealing with the effects of Laura category four storm. So they've been working for six weeks now worried that that works going to be walked away by this storm of move in mighty tough Jay gray one of four correspondence we have in the either storm. What is show you the storm surge in exactly what that's going to be like he said, vermillion, they're expecting up to eleven feet of. Storm surge there much less over by new. Orleans. Mouth of the Mississippi two to four feet lake pontchartrain one to three feet. So it's not going to be horrible near new. Orleans. But on the west side of Louisiana Lake Charles, we've just got battered at the end of August. They still don't have roofs on most of their houses that place is about to get hit
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"Other entities. Is. The opportunity to network and to have mentors. And this nothing better as you pointed out earlier than someone saying. I'm not telling you how to do it, but this is how I do this. How do it? What do you think? and. I think that's really. Big and I think in a K. Diana. It's bigger than any place because here really friendly entrusting usually by nature so. What we've got is an entire ecosystem built around the engine of our economy, which is business. Business comes first in government pops up around businesses, not vice versa, and that business creating those jobs is what we are established to help mostly. The only. Government entity that you know that's dedicated directly to business support or. I didn't know much about leader until I met. Ryan Legrand and you know I'm a big Fan of his Ryan helps people in so many ways. But when I was practicing law full time I had to learn new skills and I had taken on this Upper Lafayette economic development. Job and I didn't know how to do excel didn't know how to do powerpoint presentations and I had a lot to learn about computers and. Just upgrading my skill set. And so I had heard about leader at that point and Ryan helped me tap into money that's available to people I. Think it was up to three thousand dollars a year per employee at small businesses to to help their workforce. If they are employed, you have to be on the payroll, not just a contract worker but I can take all kinds of classes that really helped me do my job better and that's the kind of thing that I looked to lead a four. It's like not only getting a business started bit helping employees kind of. Grow and thrive. So the business can thrive you know and it's just down down home health that you offer. Thanks John. It's it's If you're under fifty employees, you have very little time to look around and see where help is you're trying to keep your head above water and you're working hard to make it to the next level. Well, with that said there or grants out there in we're the leading area the day in terms of. Our businesses getting those grants and.
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"This is John Swift and you're listening to discover Lafayette a podcast dedicated to the people and rich culture of Lafayette the gateway to South. Louisiana. I'm taping the interview from my home via zoom and are taping is mixed by Jason..
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"Beer and Bruce. Are. Not Bite. Paris per Brune. Bruce Order by Tashin in. Tabasco the CD's People's faces. And I think a lot of times. They're surprise. By what we have here because we're not, we're not a tier one city where we're worse smaller area, but that's why it's so important. Always say we can get somebody here. We haven't put which got get him here. And that's why the word that we do is so important to get. People here and then once once that happens. There's stores all over the place that people who've come here for whatever reason and moved here and the King Professor Nationale and they they fell in love with it and moved here and so the tourism economy is not just about visitors it's about. Generally. Could lead to. The. Workforce Improvement Somebody comes here falls in love with the area. And then you know they move. They want to move here and get ask about. Maybe they decided. Move Their company right, so it's a trickle effect. Ripple effect of what and you know retirement is a good example that when the statistics of if somebody is going to retire, they generally go to multiple times to that community as visitor. Is that they want to retire. And those kinds of things happen all the time as as a result of of the tourism economy that reminds me my upper Lafayette Days I. Just always thought what a great place to retire because we're right at the crossroads of I ten and you know, and you can just excuse me forty nine. You can just go sitting here. CAC. I just felt like you can go anywhere. You can go to Houston you can go. To The beach you can, you can stay here. Have your hunting and fishing your wonderful food, wonderful people and then travel the country so good base grade-point, awkward location, and particularly we talked about earlier in the international market, so international Margaret they gotta fly into a major hub, so Houston were on the way to New Orleans. If they finally Dallas we're on the way to New Orleans and so our location and our culture. Tremendously because. They have to stop some point. They don't stop, but they have to pass through Lafayette. To to get to New Orleans, which most people are wanting to do, and so it's location, different plays a factor in that as well. We'll just have to get one of those buggies per. Day Engage Ben Berthelot. Thank you so much for joining us and. Again we're taping in my home and we had a little mishap on. The dog started barking, so I'm hoping this. I know the last part of the interviews all right, but thank you for being so patient and. Want to thank our listeners. We have a very dedicated group of people that support us. Thank you for listening. You can listen bends, interview and others at discover. Lafayette, Dot net, or you can do better and subscribe and get this delivered to your phone every Friday. I'd also like to thank the people that make our podcast possible first.
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"Are you familiar with the story of the Marquee? Lafayette the man. Lafayette is named after the Marquee Viet was a hero of the American Revolutionary War having served under General George Washington in several crucial battles. He was only nineteen years old when he came to the states and he had no previous combat experience. After the war he returned to France and entered the political realm championing the ideals of Liberty Than America embodied President James Monroe invited Lafayette tour the US to instill the spirit of seventeen seventy six in the next generation of Americans and to celebrate the nation's fiftieth anniversary. Lafayette visited all of the American States and was received with a hero's welcome traveling more than six thousand miles in accompanied by his son. George Washington D. Lafayette named after George Washington when the Louisiana legislature divided Saint Martin Parish in eighteen twenty four it created Lafayette parish the parish name. Lafayette was chosen due to the enthusiasm of the market Lafayette's visit to the US however our city's name remained vermillion. Ville do to the fact that the name. Lafayette had already been given to a suburb of New Orleans. Eventually in eighty four vermillion Ville became Lafayette and joined dozens of other cities counties schools and public squares named in honor of the Marquee to Lafayette. And now back to our interview..
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"Thanks Janice a pleasure pleasure to be here. I'm excited about our conversation. We kind of were introduced through our mutual friend. Chris Raider who's also from New Iberia. So I wanNA thank Chris for everything that Raider solutions does and and for making this connection for us so you WanNa start talking first about your background growing up and new Iberia and how you got into the computer world yes so. I'm actually Lafayette Native House. Actually born actually right down the road from here. Landry Lords Hospital did grow up in new Iberia. I play both sides of it to my advantage but I'm new. I grew up in new Iberia to Catholic High and my father worked for the university for several years. In fact retired from university is head of the business system of business administrator here and Was always interested in technology. My my father was a World War. Two veteran for that specific and had a technology role in what he did in the navy and that kind of followed him throughout his career and so he was a partner with doctor. James Oliver and some of the leadership Back then about bringing in computer science and computer into the university and so My brother was a graduate of computer science here and I kind of followed in those footsteps. I want to make a point before we move on in one thousand nine hundred sixty two. Usfl actually offered the first master of Science degree in computer science so us. Sal and now you L. V. Ad has always been far thinking and I think leading the way for this industry and I don't know that a lot of people understand that we're so we're so fortunate that you know the leadership of the university Back then saw the advantages saw where where where the things were going and making that investment. You know it's quite a feather in our hat you know. We grew out of the Mathematics Department. But in the early sixties to have a massive computer science really put put a focus on university. Yeah I've heard that it was really. Us L. and MIT. That were the leaders in the country so several universities and no doubt I think we followed a lot of the mit direction and investments. We made not just from the programmatic side but also the time of the infrastructure Bringing in the Baltic system back then was was a big deal. University major investment a major commitment. And that kind of followed with some of the larger computer science schools. Were doing at the time right once you graduated. Did you work in state or was that immediately when you joined some of these companies mentioned so? I finished my master's Program. Kinda just stated the university Didn't know what else to do in Enrolled in the PhD program in Was a laboratory research manager so I taught some computer science classes in work within the university. We did a project that involved Some infrastructure and networking systems sun microsystems So about six months work on that grand and working with them. They offered me a role at Sun in. This was in nineteen eighty seven. I made the jump to Sun Microsystems back. Then and then you also worked with Oracle. What did they do? What does Oracle Corporation do? So Oracle is one of the leading manufacturers producers of business software finishing a five hundred companies so their database they are your P. or management softwares would runs most of the fortune. Five hundred companies So Finance Industry In Insurance Manufacturing All of the major industries usually run on organ software. It's a very large company. One of the largest software and infrastructure companies in the United States are in the world. So what brought you back to Louisiana and in particular back to your your Alma Mater. Both my my wife and I are from from South Louisiana. Our families are both from here. You know we we. We both grew up with very large families very close families and we wanted our kids to be experienced that Unfortunately my dad was diagnosed with cancer in passed away a short time after we were living out of state and at that point my wife and I sat down and decided we want our kids to grow up with their grandparents. You want our kids to know their cousins aunts and uncles and we made the decision to come back. I I was fortunate at microsystems where I I was covering the United States and I had a role where not only when I inquired about relocating I was encouraged so in early two thousand they said you move wherever you want. We don't care you know you're getting on a plane anyway and in fact it was kind of interesting because not only did they encourage me. They said look. We'll pay for your phone. We'll pay for your office. We'll give you a check to buy your furniture. We'll pay your phone bills. So they really. They really encouraged it. And kinda used that that work from home as as an incentive to work for Sun Microsystems. And you ended up at at the university though. If you WANNA talk about that I know you were somewhat recruited. Yeah so I I was able to work from home Working out of out of Katyusha. Forget ten fifteen years wallet son in Wallet Oracle but on the road every week and so getting up on Mondays and right getting on an airplane to New York Chicago or Denver San Francisco. And you know I. I told my wife at fifty five that it was time to slow down and doctoral. Ramesh is vice president of research and economic development trying to recruit me back to the university for a long time. I think it was. Cgi opening or maybe the proficient opening he he basically said Matt. It's time and let's do it. That's Great Yeah I've been here ever since. Yeah See. You're here like we're really growing in our tech businesses here. I mean we're right across the street from CGI. I know you're close with willow bar and he's been a guest on the show Matt. There's so much going on here. Lafayette I'd like you to jump in if you can start talking about what is going on at U. L. in particular. I mentioned earlier about research. I know there's a lot of research going on and you're also this innovation managing director for the it's a mouthful for the center of Visual and Decision Informatics. But that's funded through the National Science Foundation. There's just so much going on. I don't know anything about this. I wanted to let us know what you're doing. Thanks Jen has some great questions. You know we're very fortunate. We we really have a hidden Jim in the university particularly on the research side you know the growth in in the research dollars over the past ten years have been phenomenal last year. I think we closed out with about one hundred and twenty five million dollars in orange expenditures which puts us in in the top twenty five percent of the six hundred and fifty research institutions in the US. And that's quite a feather in our cap. It is growing dramatically. Well established goal several years ago to become Corgi or one I think is now called the recent university with the highest research level in. We're just on the cusp of that. And I think in the next round of of overviews which happened in another year or so. We're pretty confident that we'll be in that in that tier and when you look at the one hundred twenty five million dollars of funding that we receive that puts US above university such as oh Ms University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It put us great company and in fact if you look at the cumulative research dollars of all the other universities in the system you know Louisiana Tech and in University of New Orleans and You know southeastern North Western's up Enac addition so one If you do their cumulative totals and doublet. It's still less than what we do here. It's amazing yeah and yeah and there's a tremendous impact in the community You know you has somewhere around a five hundred million dollar impact in our community and when you take the research side of it right. When there's research dollar sent spent that means we're supporting additional graduate. Students were supporting additional faculty members. We're partnering with Industry. We're buying products We're employing more people right. So we have a twenty thousand students in two thousand and staff and faculty members is quite an economic impact with the third largest employer in Lafayette. If I'm not mistaken and you'd also said that a lot of those research dollars come from industry. They're not just from government but these are from private concerns. That are supporting this research. In the tagline the universe uses called research for a reason and a lot of it is applied research in one of the things. We pride ourselves on. Is that the majority of our a large part of our funds actually comes from industry and I think we're probably in the top ten in the US and the percentage of funds from industry. You know historically universities are funded through Government entities such as NIH National Institute for Health the National Science Foundation or the Department of Defense and while we pursue funding through all of those agencies. We go the extra mile and really focus on on getting funding from industry. Because we feel that that's our best way of giving back. We feel that engages students more and better prepares them for for the industry right now. You've told me that. It's all about data analytics. And how to derive the data for the issues? You know to solve problems. So can you give an example or two of what you guys actually do like? What do you research so I as part of the the university? I'm inside of what they call the Informatics Research Institute in its say it's a grouping of about five different centers and while they may have different focuses on health and health innovation or cybersecurity. Public Safety are smart connected communities. The common theme across all of those is really around data. Data analytics is about a subodh gaining information of the data about getting insights from the data. And that's really our focus in over the past several years. You've heard a lot of a lot of you know saying Data is the new oil. It's which should be mind would be refined and naturally are which in the Center for Visual Indecision Informatics Consortium of six universities founded by U. L. I includes Drexel University in Philadelphia Stony Brook Long Island University of Virginia in Charlottesville UNC Charlotte and Charlotte North Carolina as well as temporary university in Finland in these universities have come together along with industry partners to do research and data analytics to help move the industry forward. And you're the director managing director so the Executive Director of the center is Dr Vj Ragavan. He's the founder of the center. He's a researcher professor in the School of Computing here at U. L. My role as as managing director is during the day to day operations particularly making sure that the twenty-something twenty-six industry partners that provide us funding that we're delivering on the projects where meeting the milestones and that the university researchers understand what are the key components. Kate the key metrics at these industry providers. Really right out of this I I've got some notes about I know there was just a grant And you're serving as technical lead for the city of Lafayette's participation in the SMART Gigabit cities initiative. Is that some of the things that come out of this or is that a separate has excuse. What is one thing? That's been fun at the university is that I do have the opportunity to wear different hats and I think most people at the university Do the same thing we do. Whatever we can to promote research to promote industry and promote Connectivity within our community and several years ago. Us ignite which was an NSF. Another National Science Foundation sponsored initiative that came out of the White House was around communities that have gigabit infrastructure would. Can they do different outcome right? So and that's us in Lafayette was one. We were one of the initial eight cities that were selected And I think has grown to twenty five university twenty five cities in really. Us ignited in this connected. The cities and allow us to share experiences. Allowed us to share expertise share connectivities on what works and doesn't with the goal of providing a better citizen engagement better citizen services one of the areas that we focus on in here in. Lafayette has around public safely particularly around resilience and recovery..
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"Years i knew it was like the coolest moment just seeing you so who in your element in your town and i was like this is amazing because like yeah but i love like top of your that's what i love about having such a flexible schedule as i come to lafayette like a fair bit you rely i do often because my parents live here my friends live here and there's always a good good reason to come to lafayette there's never a bad reason that's so discover lafayette yeah i've never missed a festival international oh ever i've come back every single year i'll miss mardi gras but i i won't missed us on our national it's the best thing ever i understand and yeah so i come back like a fairly often and i'm just like mysteries food and i'm like dude ooh yeah it's it's scary sometimes because i'm like okay i have to eat here here here and here and i have to do it in two days but yeah so it's nice to have that balance like going from a big city that i love and then being able to come home and like go kayaking martin appreciate it so absolutely absolutely and i come home enough we're like i don't know it feels it feels like my friends are like i see you more than i do my other friends sometimes with here that's that's probably i also rallied people i'm like we're gonna do ladies night and last night didn't care where we went yeah i love it cassie we're here as we mentioned earlier in raider solutions were grateful for the help adjacent sikora guesses in taping this show and i know you've been in the industry and i know you probably have some questions well first of all cassie thank you for being here for taking time to do this this has been awesome it was so fun to listen to your story and then i got super excited when i lost lost certainly yes of course voice but no to hear the parallels between what you went through in in getting where you are to what i did in the music business right and rough it for a couple of years and then all of a sudden break and the floodgates open on easter meeting people that meet other people and and i never had a business card and i was never without work yeah right so it just happens but you have to put in the people business really yeah my my interview for britney spears this kid was the manager said come hang out with me at a bar and we hung out for three hours i said so you're going to interview me and he goes no i like you can live on a bus with you you never asked me about my skills can we get along mm-hmm so yeah so like i got super excited so many times new telling your story you mentioned jump around here what's your favorite day salah camera is a cannon but my cannon isn't sixty for like who wouldn't want a mark to i don't have a mark taylor i love karen rebel but we just got a new rebel i think t- seven i it's just a goof around with totally totally okay so you said that you wrote a script in four days which seems crazy but that was that was one of my questions was how how how long does it typically take and you say varies but on average i i would say to write a movie like five weeks if you push yourself you work every day pitcher fulltime job abraham dote if you have stuff to do in life and might take longer but that's like i think pretty reasonable time you you know timeframe to give yourself to write a movie i crash it still is a lot of work and you have to work at it every day but that's reasonable four days is a little silly that include rick i'd imagine this rewrites as well right that doesn't include the right so that's just like that's just my draft act of like whenever whenever i submit it to a network and they wanna make changes that's when the rewrite come into play but i sort of that's why like submitting scripts you don't i'll have to submit scripts technically you can submit ideas treatments this kind of thing interest when you're when you're an established writer so when they know that you can write a movie basically like i don't have to do it at this point they know me well enough but i like doing a script t i think you get to put your whole idea i and you get to say this is my vision where where they can make changes along the way if you just give them a treatment or a summary that's what that means then they can edit it in outlining process and change your vision even and i just really liked the idea of putting like okay this is what i have if you want to change stuff that's great like we can change things but this was this was what i have to offer you differently only if an idea versus full manuscript star only purchasing the idea from you yeah but if you're writing the movie no same i mean so you have to be smart and a little bit of a boss when negotiating i've learned that there's a little bit of ageism in this industry more more than sexism there's some sexism for shirt but i found there's a lot more ages of but people are pretty over about about ageism so i yeah i know movies to pay me like a normal writer so as part of your process do you have a favorite part of it is like giving ideas the the writing fleshing things out is what really drives drives who makes you excited when writing a script that's what the feeling of finishing scrapped honestly i think that's what propels you like it feels so good to finish the script especially when you get to the end and it sort of the fun part where i don't always write things in order so like you get an idea i am i know it's going to happen but i don't know you know i know what ANC are but i don't want to be is that kind of thing so when you're at the end and and it's like filled in the beginning i haven't end i have most of the middle and you just have to fill in the fun things and you have you get new ideas in for like you can put in a smaller story line at the very end or just little details about like originally this is good concept in the christmas contract i it did not figure out what the maze was and i was bugging me so if you remember at the end of the movie there's this christmas tree as as she goes through and he tells her love story through the ornaments ornaments i hadn't thought of that so i wrote most of the movie without that mind so basically and then oh wait i can make the mom and homemade or like ornament maker and so i changed her profession or her little craft to being an ornament shop and said i had a contract love it you know shout onto the bowers family classics mcdonagh's awesome and so yeah so it was like those kind of when those things come together especially at the end it just feels so satisfying to like put everything together and make make ideas like that so i i i've released a bunch of music and win writing music depending on what you're doing and what kind of style it is there's a certain things that you do like verse pre chorus chorus back to a verse breakdown another chorus is writing so kind of like that where there's three separate acts or is it not really that way anymore so that's yeah that's how they sometimes teach it they definitely did back in the day they taught three act structure for movies but there's so many theories these days i've heard of the seven extra i've heard i don't even care about access to think about that so okay on the TV movie world they're technically nine acts but those are just based on commercial breaks they're not actually beats really totally i don't i don't know about that i have i have my own way of thinking about things so so you have your inciting incident right that sort of what what propels your movie that's in any kind of english storytelling perspective i call it your all was lost moment and that sort of like right before you know the the and basically i have like a page number usually it's in the sixties maybe it's in the seventies and like that's when everything goes to it goes bad content heartstrings yeah things are going wrong you through on all the bad stuff out your characters especially at christmas film it would be like there's a snowstorm and we gather more and we should break up because we we live in two different cities like these are like you shove all the bad stuff and then you have your resolution and then along the way there's lots of little things but when i start writing a script i have to know the the inciting incident i have to know the last moment and a half to know how everything's going to resolve interesting okay i think that's kind of all you need and you get to know your characters and then you start it's fine so cute awesome i like that and that kind of hommos spreaders do it or is that just kind of your your thing i think everyone's very different because i also weird i right out of order so i might write the beginning usually right i but then after the beginning it's i who knows what i'm gonna all right next so i think some people are really obsessive outlines so some people like to be very particular about what their story is before they write it but i i don't i don't like that it doesn't it i'm just my creativity isn't like better for you yeah i kind of let the sound so cheesy and like hippie ethereal but like i kind of let the writer like the characters like tell me their story weirdly i know it sounds you sound on stupid but sometimes when i'm writing dialogue they'll just say something in it's like something that i wasn't planning on writing into the script well maybe there is this going to happen like or maybe already be happened or i don't know it sounds dumb but it's move i love it i know you're hoping that say that that's what i pictured it's coming to you yeah they're in a bottle of whisky unlike tell me your story too i think that's a great response because again the same way yes sometimes it goes back and forth like you're pushing it and other times it's coming from you and you don't even know here in in and disturb playing something and then all of a sudden like there's a song yeah how did this happen here and i can relate to this like also as a musician listen there's some projects i've written in your like chugging through and it takes over there are some projects when i'm like whoa how did i do that all in one day and same thing with music sick i think those are creative processes are always different you can never pin down exactly so you just have to be okay with it when songs every written five times because i struggled in the best ones are the ones that i wrote in five minutes it's probably the script is probably fantastic because it just came to you so fast yeah yeah exactly that's awesome again thank you for being here just an awesome podcast so happy to be here jim jason sikora aura raiders solutions thank you again for making our show plausible and cassie doyle and taylor swift this has been fun gosh you know oh i love doing the podcast but it really came to live today just thinking back about your journey and where you are right now i just feel like the sky's the limit for you so congratulations on success continued success and i wanna thank our listeners for the 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"Years i knew it was like the coolest moment just seeing you so who in your element in your town and i was like this is amazing because like yeah but i love like top of your that's what i love about having such a flexible schedule as i come to lafayette like a fair bit you rely i do often because my parents live here my friends live here and there's always a good good reason to come to laugh yet there's never a bad reason that's so discover lafayette yeah i've never missed a festival international oh ever i've come back every single year i'll miss mardi gras but i i won't missed us learn astronauts the best thing ever i understand and yeah so i come back with a fairly often and i'm just like mysteries mood and i'm like dude ooh yeah it's it's scary sometimes because i'm like okay i have to eat here here here and here and i have to do it in two days but yeah so it's nice to have that balance like going from a big city that i love and then being able to come home and like go kayaking martin appreciate it so absolutely absolutely and i come home enough we're like i don't know it feels it feels like my friends are like i see you more than i do my other friends sometimes with here that's that's probably i also rallied people i'm like we're gonna do ladies night and last night didn't care where we went yeah i love it cassie we're here as we mentioned earlier in raider solutions were grateful for the help adjacent sikora guesses in taping this show and i know you've been in the industry and i know you probably have some questions well first of all cassie thank you for being here for taking time to do this this has been awesome so fun to listen to your story and then i got super excited when i lost lost certainly yes of course voice but no to hear the parallels between what you went through in in getting where you are to what i did in the music business right and rough it for a couple of years and then all of a sudden break and the floodgates open and you start meeting people that meet other people and and i never had a business card and i was never without work yeah right so it just happens but you have to put in the people business really yeah my my interview for britney spears this kid was the manager said come hang out with me at a bar and we hung out for three hours i said so you're going to interview me and he goes no i like you can live on a bus with you you never asked me about my skills can we get along mm-hmm so yeah so like i got super excited so many times new telling your story you mentioned jump around here what's your favorite day salah camera is a cannon but my cannon isn't sixty for like who wouldn't want a mark to i don't have a mark taylor i love karen rebel but we just got a new rebel i think t- seven i it's just a goof around with totally totally okay so you said that you wrote a script in four days which seems crazy but that was that was one of my questions was how how how long does it typically take and you say varies but on average i i would say to write a movie like five weeks if you push yourself you work every day pitcher fulltime job abraham dote if you have stuff to do in life and might take longer but that's like i think pretty reasonable time you you know timeframe to give yourself to write a movie i crash it still is a lot of work and you have to work at it every day but that's reasonable four days is a little silly that include rick i'd imagine this rewrites as well right that doesn't include the right so that's just like that's just my draft act of like whenever whenever i submit it to a network and they wanna make changes that's when the rewrite come into play but i sort of that's why like submitting scripts you don't i'll have to submit scripts technically you can submit ideas treatments this kind of thing interest when you're when you're an established writer so when they know that you can write a movie basically like i don't have to do it at this point they know me well enough but i like doing a script t i think you get to put your whole idea i and you get to say this is my vision where where they can make changes along the way if you just give them a treatment or a summary that's what that means then they can edit it in outlining process and change your vision even and i just really liked the idea of putting like okay this is what i have if you want to change stuff that's great like we can change things but this was this was what i have to offer you differently only if an idea versus full manuscript star only purchasing the idea from you yeah but if you're writing the movie no same i mean so you have to be smart and a little bit of a boss when negotiating i've learned that there's a little bit of ageism in this industry more more than sexism there's some sexism for shirt but i found there's a lot more ages of but people are pretty over about about ageism so i yeah i know movies to pay me like a normal writer so as part of your process do you have a favorite part of it is like giving ideas the the writing fleshing things out is what really drives drives who makes you excited when writing a script that's what the feeling of finishing scrapped honestly i think that's what propels you like it feels so good to finish the script especially when you get to the end and it sort of the fun part where i don't always write things in order so like you get an idea i am i know it's going to happen but i don't know you know i know what ANC are but i don't want to be is that kind of thing so when you're at the end and and it's like filled in the beginning i haven't end i have most of the middle and you just have to fill in the fun things and you have you get new ideas in for like you can put in a smaller story line at the very end or just little details about like originally this is good concept in the christmas contract i i did not figure out what the maze was and i was bugging me so if you remember at the end of the movie there's this christmas tree as as she goes through and he tells her love story through the ornaments ornaments i hadn't thought of that so i wrote most of the movie without that mind so basically and then oh wait i can make the mom and homemade or like ornament maker and so i changed her profession or her little craft to being an ornament shop and said i had a contract love it you know shout onto the bowers family classics mcdonagh's awesome and so yeah so it was like those kind of when those things come together especially at the end it just feels so satisfying to like put everything together and make make ideas like that so i i i've released a bunch of music and win writing music depending on what you're doing and what kind of style it is there's a certain things that you do like verse pre chorus chorus back to a verse breakdown another chorus is writing so kind of like that where there's three separate acts or is it not really that way anymore so that's yeah that's how they sometimes teach it they definitely did back in the day they taught three act structure for movies but there's so many theories these days i've heard of the seven extra i've heard i don't even care about access to think about that so okay on the TV movie world they're technically nine acts but those are just based on commercial breaks they're not actually beats really totally i don't i don't know about that i have i have my own way of thinking about things so so you have your inciting incident right that sort of what what propels your movie that's in any kind of english storytelling perspective i call it your all was lost moment and that sort of like right before you know the the and basically i have like a page number usually it's in the sixties maybe it's in the seventies and like that's when everything goes to it goes bad content heartstrings yeah things are going wrong you through on all the bad stuff out your characters especially at christmas film it would be like there's a snowstorm and we gather more and we should break up because we we live in two different cities like these are like you shove all the bad stuff and then you have your resolution and then along the way there's lots of little things but when i start writing a script i have to know the the inciting incident i have to know the last moment and a half to know how everything's going to resolve interesting okay i think that's kind of all you need and you get to know your characters and then you start it's fine so cute awesome i like that and that kind of hommos spreaders do it or is that just kind of your your thing i think everyone's very different because i also weird i right out of order so i might write the beginning usually right i but then after the beginning it's i who knows what i'm gonna all right next so i think some people are really obsessive outlines so some people like to be very particular about what their story is before they write it but i i don't i don't like that it doesn't it i'm just my creativity isn't like better for you yeah i kind of let the sound so cheesy and like hippie ethereal but like i kind of let the writer like the characters like tell me their story weirdly i know it sounds you sound on stupid but sometimes when i'm writing dialogue they'll just say something in it's like something that i wasn't planning on writing into the script well maybe there is this going to happen like or maybe already be happened or i don't know it sounds dumb but it's move i love it i know you're hoping that say that that's what i pictured it's coming to you yeah they're in a bottle of whiskey hark unlike tell me your story too i think that's a great response because again the same way yes sometimes it goes back and forth like you're pushing it and other times it's coming from you and you don't even know here in in and disturb playing something and then all of a sudden like there's a song yeah how did this happen here and i can relate to this like also as.
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"This is john swift and you're listening to discover lafayette a podcast dedicated to the people people and rich culture of lafayette the gateway to south louisiana we tape in the offices of writer solutions located in the light center in lafayette raider offers offers a complete fleet of IT solutions for businesses of all sizes if you're wondering if writer can help your business please visit reiter solutions dot com i'd also also like to thank iberia bank for it support founded in eighteen eighty seven iberia bank the largest bank based in louisiana and is headquartered in lafayette with three hundred twenty i five combined locations throughout the south they offer the resources of a national bank with the personal touch of a community bank please visit iberia bank dot com for more information asian and lastly thank you for the support of lafayette general health as a katy anna's largest nonprofit community on regional health system lafayette general l. health is committed to restoring maintaining and improving health in the communities it serves for more information visit lafayette general dot com our guest today is cassie doyle a- laughing at native who is becoming well known for writing feature length films that successfully made it to television screens for christmas twenty nineteen to upcoming movies will premiere on lifetime and they're entitled the road home for christmas and radio christmas in two thousand eighteen to other christmas films cassie road aired on lifetime christmas in tennessee and christmas contract a christmas contract was filmed right here in lafayette cassie graduated from lafayette in moving image arts she moved to new york city in two thousand fifteen in initially served as an assistant for small jewelry design company then as an assistant at an networks where she made contacts in the industry and started writing movies she's a member of the writers guild and is currently working on some new projects that are not related to the christmas season cassie welcome to discover lafayette take you for and let's also welcome my daughter taylor taylor swift who's one of
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"I want to get in a plug. I got to know your dad brad n._u. Through upper lafayette economic development you were very kind and supportive supportive member and i remember if you remember this one of my first meetings. You came to iran you. Were an avid rotarian and i broke all the laws of rotary meeting. We went over time remember that he was only aside during this is not going to work so i learned earned after that we ran them like a you know a well oiled machine. How would get people in and out on time but i always appreciated your kindness. If you don't have an agenda agenda i know it's going to run over just had trouble getting people to stop and i just laugh about that brad because your dad was like well. There's one hundred other people there you gotta deal with the one that you know as scott the microphones so i i love seeing you guys and we thought it'd be nice. If we could talk today about your background both of you grown up here in lafayette making the decision to stay here and and being a successful in the real estate business so ron. If we can start with you you were born and raised here in lafayette. Would you talk about your upbringing sure of was born in lafayette. I was <hes> borhan university right across the street from lafayette junior high school well. I think it's a elementary now but <hes> lived here all my life and went to cathedral carmel was cathedra carmont the time now it's <hes> cathedral and <hes> i graduated in nineteen sixty four wave it or not yeah well for a couple of years and the draft vietnam was very busy at the time so i joined the service and <hes> it was in the u._s. Army for three years in germany wow leading experience for you. It really was and <hes> what i came back. <hes> i went to work for several companies but i went to work for atlantic richfield arco and that's where i got my own gas experience and always wanted to have my own business so after work arco i decided that <hes> i work for one of the smaller company had a went into business awesome on nine hundred seventy eight. Let's talk about that. I know that's when you started in real estate but you were you. Were juggling many balls. I mean you were really active in the oil and gas business assorted in february nineteen seventy-eight knowing what business would be the best i was i went into oil and gas. Yes and i went into real estate at the same time. It was booming. Oh yeah nineteen seventy eight. He's pretty good bought. My first home. Real estate was not really that good in nineteen seventy eight but he got better as time went on and then when i went into business i was fortunate to have a lot of clients because no one on was doing that kind of work. I was doing talk about that. <hes> major oil companies would diversifying and if they didn't have globalization of only gas wells in in one place they were selling the assets even though they had a good well to a geologist or an investor and they had no one. I'm to operate it. So that's where i came in right. So you brought your was the only person in town that was doing this kind of work. I would do the accounting take care of the regulatory and later we added engineering field operations land legal and everything and we operated everything. That's when a lot. The millionaires were being created during that time that was just heyday down so the clients that i had really didn't have anyone to do the work and go ahead no competition for about twenty years. It was nice so ron did you. <hes> were you still selling real estate. When you were busy with your oil and gas work and you talk about that yes i was except that only gas took priority after a while business was growing so quickly at that particular point in time there was no one one like our company that was providing all the services for the only gas industry for independence so independence would wanted to <hes> <hes> drill wells they wanted to reenter wells to restore production and so on but they had no one to take care of the accounting started off basically in the accounting business gas accounting and back in those days in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight only major oil companies are major companies had large computers. We didn't have f._p._d._c.'s back in those days so manual accounting for oil and gas in splitting it up into the investors was very complicated so i met with two who of the <hes> computer companies in lafayette and designed only gas package to pay all the royalty owners to build all the investors bruce and and do the work so i made a deal with them they they were right our design it they would write it and it they owned it. It must have been a godsend really it really was so and then after that then i was able to put all my clients on computer and computers was a big deal so we would install computers in their offices. They would put in their own accounts payables tie back into the computer systems that we were tied to in one thousand nine hundred seventy seventy eight. We were writing checks from lafayette louisiana to california online that that doesn't sound like a big deal now it was a big deal man right and then as time went on we bought our own computer systems and then we you know our company grew and so on we move from accounting to regulatory to someone lost their job and engineering they came to work for us and before you know it because of the demand we end up with an engineering company right the same thing happened with field management group so we end up with a field management group <hes> wind up with land people so anything that anyone needed a need this ron. Can you help me with this and i said yeah i said. Let me take a look at and i get back with you so i'd give them a price if it were good for them more good for us we were in. We we do the work for them and i'm thinking in the back of my head brad you might agree with us or your dad. Dad was meeting. Everybody and they probably need to buy real estate to our clients industrial type things back in those days but yeah i still had my real l. Satelites see your meat and everybody got some cash and company also maybe more than one <hes> stonehenge corporation stonehenge corporation started off as a consulting group and <hes> i designed that company and i ah just visualize stonehenge with all the stones in a circle and each one of those stones that was standing represented some type of <hes> <hes> work that we could provide for a client for example if a bank needed a com pewter system or a security system we would have a consultant would do that kind of work or if we had someone that needed an accounting service or something like that would have some money that would provide that engineering whatever so stonehenge was a circle oracle of all the disciplines of the consultants at work with me saying you never really were interested in working for someone else where you you wanted to around boss. I'll tell you what from the time. I was ten years old. I'm wondering on business so when the time came in nineteen seventy eight. I decided to go into business awesome all right. I'm glad you stayed here. Let's talk about your family and brad because i know y'all really could've you could've lived anywhere with dad brad. You've grown up here also absolutely do you wanna talk a little bit about that. Sure absolutely i was born and raised in lafayette louisiana not far off johnson johnson street and i was very altered or grown up and come really into my dad's area authority mown lawn business at the age <hes> so and really i was cutting actually my dad's properties the neighborhood and even work for local landscaping escaping company in lafayette. Did you make him by his own. Shoes will kidding about that off. They're making more money than me and probably didn't have to pay much in taxes. So you came up the same ways your dad's boss us and <hes> i was <hes> worked for a local gym in lafayette louisiana and i was in the wellness industry at the time and health and wellness so you you've got your license. <hes> your real estate license just five years ago. Absolutely you kind of hit the ground running though from what i understand i saw vision so so there's a need i'm holly involved in lafayette chamber of commerce and also is recognized two times year in a row from vassar that year for lafayette chamber. It's great and you meet people through that work so you went. You've got your license in two thousand fourteen for went to work for so what's it like doc working with your blessings grateful good follower good mentor in meeting people and having long term relationships with our clients hi. It's yeah now. No i wanna go back. I looked at the price of oil because in lafayette seems like even though we've diversified greatly away with information technology and medicine oil and gas is really the glue of our community and right when you got your license. Joining fourteen was probably probably the last little heyday but it went down from one thirty a barrel to under thirty dollars a barrel what was like entering during the market. I know you'll have a lot of contacts but our our economy was turned upside down. Well you got out vox. I went after it and i was working with lots of investors <hes> from land to medical to whatever in lafayette estate in if it wasn't here i would find <hes> and i'll work directly with the fire month. I would help them with the contractual parts in an economic downturn. We were still successful because we were serving our clients oy right so ron wanted to talk about that sam. I mean you know you've you've seen the ups and downs in our economy here over the years. You know we when i went into business. In one thousand nine hundred seventy eight. Our business grew so fast that i mean it was unbelievable. I mean if you took a chart and you just charted at i mean it was like an hour just straight up and then you know nineteen eighty-six came around and the wall industry took a fall and we managed to make it through that and then in nineteen ninety eight ninety seven ended up selling outta the only gas business pretty much and got into real estate full time and i was about i was thinking about maybe retired about that time time and that's when brad said hey dad. Don't get out of the business yet. You said i'd like to come to work with. You and i said i'd like that. I'm really would would. I really was not really interested in retiring. I thought i wanted to know so anyway. I've always been very act so brad came to work with me and the one thing i i like about brad's is he's so social and other words and he can find people and he finds deals and he talks to people and let them together and so on so we were good at team he puts people together and then i helped put the deal together. You've got business expertise his job but you need the connections with people. So what types of properties do you guys like. What's in the last year or two what khanna china properties are being sold because i know it's not oil and gas related will they might have been previously we were in the industrial market market also and <hes> developed garber industrial park develop some subdivisions <hes> retail centers. I mean i've been in the business forty thirty two years. I developed a lot of different things but now <hes> things that are selling or <hes> multifamily large complex is not necessar- in louisiana <hes> been in other parts of the nation and hospitals were so hospitals wishaw shopping centers yourself just about everything you can think total racist act about <hes>..
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"This is john swift and you're listening to discover lafayette. A podcast dedicated.