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Fresh "Lafayette" from Justice and Drew
"Am 11 31 3.5 FM. Chris Addison. Here is a look at the road sponsored by Compassion. International stalls still remaining for North Bound Highway 100 is you're approaching highway 55 That one is off to the left a little bit of Thai traffic here, not a big deal. North bound Highway 52 coming up the Lafayette Bridge anyway, up towards 94 to make it a way to downtown ST Paul, most that you'll find in the right lane 94 west with the Wisconsin border into downtown ST Paul, about a 22 minute tribe. Currently it is 50 degrees. Your next report is in 23 minutes on Twin cities News Talk Am 11 30 FM 103.5 We're all feeling the weight of covert 19. But for kids in poverty around the world, things are becoming desperate..
Fresh update on "lafayette" discussed on Tony Katz and the Morning News
"Steak? I think I know it's not Monday, but I wasn't here on Monday, so I did it anyway. Meatless Monday people, the Indianapolis City County Council. Never mind. I don't know how to protect you. They don't want you eating me because they're trying to protect you from yourself. Which is again hilarious. So, Matt bear, you know we're going to need this Tuesday. We're going to send people to nine Irish brothers. That's a good place. Good right there, Right there. There there in West Lafayette, But they are also there on mass and on the men right there now. This does not coincide with the fact that they also carry recovery. Righ this. This's just know completely independent of that, But it's a good cause. So it's also that did that sound believable. Yeah, very much so as convinced. Yeah, I still they've got the meat map bear that got talked with slow cook, corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss It's a pot. It's a pot of corned beef. I tell you, then they've got the crispy, twice baked golden.
Fresh "Lafayette" from Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News
"Of an SUV happened just before midnight near brush in Lafayette motorcyclist was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No one else was injured with the crash is still under investigation. Meanwhile, a 25 year old woman was killed overnight while riding a three wheeled motorcycle in Detroit. Police say she was driving the vehicle near Trinity and outer drive when she crashed into a tree about 3:40 A.m.. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she died from her injuries and Investigators say they are still trying to determine exactly what led up to that crash. Coming up in the minutes ahead. A warning from the Michigan Poison center about some psychedelic drugs. I'm Dr Deanna Lights. J news time in 11 away traffic and weather together with Neil. We start on the freeways with a slow down on the south field cellphone at war and watch for a crash. It's off on the right shoulder. Clinton Township. A crash has closed the intersection of Garfield and Marais via and you might want to use Utica as a good north south. Alternate. There is construction on 94 west Bond from 2 75. Belleville on Ly The Left Lane is open through 5, A.m.. And then overnight tomorrow night, too. Monroe County, the South bound it make that the North bound 75 exit ramp theory that is closed through late October. You're detour is Summit Street through Pontiac and Bloomfield Hills south on Woodward from South Boulevard to Hickory Grove. The left lane is closed through Sunday. Looking through the triple A jam cams in the ST Joseph Mercy Health System. Traffic Center Neil Fiorito on W W. J NewsRadio 9 50. Thank you, Neil. Now, the AccuWeather forecast from meteorologist Carol Erickson Rather cloudy and breezy overnight with a shower leftover low near 50, then clouds break for some sunshine. Tuesday should.
Federal officials stockpiled munitions, sought ‘heat ray’ device before clearing Lafayette Square, whistleblower says
"So We're learning more these about air, small what federal businesses authorities of were these thinking air bars and restaurants and planning and retailers just before Lafayette also Square the airlines. in the nation's capital Anyone was who's cleared really of reliant protesters on back travel in June, these all days for President is Trump that to some walk across risk the there street some and beneficiaries hold a Bible of in that front as of the well. church. For those, Arrest of laying for example is following of Mike the story do for the business Washington Post with and people spoke who with are Como's making below. road Neil trips. Marissa, It seems Where as though federal officers you know there's a were perception preparing for and probably quite reality a confrontation that we're There safer they seem if we stay to have within been. the They confines were trying of our own to automobile. paint a number On of the different other hand, weapons. 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Report: Feds considered using ‘heat ray’ on Washington DC protesters
"To Congress reveals federal officers as the National Guard earlier this year if they had a heat ray they could use against protesters. The request came on June 1st the day protesters were forcibly removed from Lafayette Square near the White House. That was when President Trump walked to an historic church to pose for a picture with the Bible. The heat ray in question is a military weapon. It uses high powered radio waves to create a burning sensation on the skin
National Guard major: Military police asked about using 'heat ray' against DC protesters
"Military whistleblowers Hiss federal officials considered using a heat ray in June to respond to protesters in Lafayette Square across from the White House, National Guard Major Adam DeMarco told the House committee. The guard did not have the device, he says a lead military police officer for the National Capital Region asked if there was one,
Louisiana, App State lead 10 new teams in Top 25; Clemson still No. 1
"Louisiana Lafayette, an Appalachian state or among 10. New teams ranked in the first regular season. Associated Press College Football pole after all Division one teams were eligible to be voted on for the preseason top 25 only teams playing in the fall or now
Clear masks for the deaf being crafted in Lafayette
"Masks prevent the deaf and hard of hearing from reading lips, making it harder for them to communicate. Having a deaf friend Lafayette, Louisiana Wellness Center director Becky Billions, realized how difficult it was for him to communicate in the new age of face coverings. Because of that, I was able to have compassion toward people that needed that assistant's billiards started making clear view mask for people like Venice, a magnet When I got the Clearview mask, I could read the lip movements. I could see the facial expressions. I was very happy. Billions has has recruited recruited seamstresses seamstresses to to make make the the ClearView ClearView masks masks Jim Jim Krystle, Krystle, a a CBS CBS News News
New York Police Dept. Seeking Suspects on MTA Bus Driver Assault
"Police say they're still after suspects in connection with the assault on empty a bus driver and they're asking for your help. Now, this after he ejected male and female suspect from his bus last month here in the city. The 35 year old driver was on his route and M two bus on Monday, August 31st when the driver said he witnessed two passengers making threats on another Warning to police reports. He ejected them along Lafayette East Eighth Street Park. The bus in nearby when the ejected couple apparently forced the bus door open, proceeded to beat the driver. He fled the scene. The bus driver warmed up with minor injuries. Any info call Crime stoppers at 1 805 77 Tips
New York - At Least 3 Arrested, Businesses Damaged During Protests In Flatiron District
"Smashed windows. Graffiti vandalism protests last night in the Flatiron district ended up with arrests. Confiscation of a weapon to we get more now with 10 10 wins reporter Samantha Leven. Yes, Eight people were arrested after 11 businesses were vandalized during a protest that started peacefully in lower Manhattan. Police say the eight businesses had windows smashed, including a Starbucks here on Lafayette Street, and three others had graffiti written on them. The Starbucks surprisingly, is open for business this morning, but the windows are boarded up. Channel four spoke with someone from another business last night. That was vandalized. Uh, hard this hardening. You know, you got the right to do whatever you want, but I gotta hurt other people's property for Don't know what? I'm not gonna even be able to open the store tomorrow. So I gotta talk to her to see what they wanna do. Meanwhile, those protestors were met by police in the Flatiron district and made arrests around Madison Square Park, confiscating a stun gun, burglary and graffiti tools and reportedly a smoke
In mock funerals and '42' jerseys, kids mourn Black Panther
"The fans German young government and old are trying says Russian to come to opposition grips with leader the death at Alexei the age of forty Navalny three of Black was poisoned Panther star with Chadwick the same Boseman type of Soviet era nerve agent Bozeman's death the prompted British authorities Black Panther identified Wakanda salutes into twenty around the country eighteen and mock attack funerals on a former Bobby Russian and Lenny spy homes live in mesa chancellor Arizona Angela Merkel's we got spokesman a lot Steffen of action Seiber figures that says testing out you a military saw facility and met before had inside now shown the movies proof without and then doubt put the them chemical around nerve him agent their arms from outstretched the know the chalk Gavin group Batiste lives I think in Lafayette it's a Louisiana dismaying event thank you that there not is only gone was I the victim don't know what of an to attack say with I a never chemical thought nerve this agent would happen in in Russia my day Germany has this demanded is a response from the Russian government nine his mom the Clinton Sonya says says Bozeman it hasn't and been its characters formed yet in the movies all the bounty represented being a poisoned sense of reality with a nerve agent and hope a I'm sense Charles of the of last dreaming month and to jazz embrace you are eleven year old Nick coming says when he heard Chadwick Boseman died it felt like a part of him got erased I'm a Donahue
Trump accepts nomination from White House
"After four nights virtually the Republican National Convention is now Actual History Donald Trump. As you heard formally accepted his party's nomination before a crowd of about fifteen hundred people on the White House lawn they were there and in place for hours a scene unlike anything witnessed in modern. US. History the gathering evoked the pre cova trump rallies few people masked no attempt at social distancing and during the event, the death toll in our country grew as all of it was going on hundreds of protesters gathered in Lafayette Park across the street from the white. House. The White House compound now heavily fortified. Final night comes as our nation grapples with crises on multiple fronts, and the messaging was often at odds with reality of spreading pandemic. Unrest and economic devastation while trump offered up the past three plus years and making his case for four more. The night was also devoted to unrelenting and largely unfounded attacks on Joe Biden warnings about a country at risk descending into violent chaos. If the former vice president should win in November, you won't be safe is the quote about Joe Biden's.
Millions bracing for 'unsurvivable storm surge' from Category 4 hurricane
"Category for hurricane growing by 70% In just 24 hours, people along the Gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana urged to leave their home. Forecasters are predicting a storm surge is tall as a two story building. As a powerful hurricane Laura makes landfall near the Texas Louisiana State line overnight. You're going to hear ranges of storm surge that we haven't heard in Louisiana since Hurricane Audrey in 1957, You're going to hear the word unsurvivable. To describe the storm surge that we are expecting. That's Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, who for the first time in years is activating the entire Louisiana National Guard to assist with search and rescue operations and clearing roads. After the storm passed boxes Jonathan Serrie in Lafayette, Louisiana, hundreds of members of the
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"You still had most of Scott Most Ado Song. So it's all those little towns and they're. Anymore. Then all of. Lafayette Central and so it's hundred and fifteen thousand registered voters in that district. Gosh are you walking? I am I'm out there. You'll see me with my little wagon, my wagon with my ice chest and my signs and I'm doing my best to try to hit every neighborhood. I can between now and November you know just to. You know right now the crazy times we're living in it, it is hard. You can't really have functions like. Normally would during an election cycle. Having these big fundraisers or or meet and greets that that we would normally have. Not Safe, so we're not having and so the only way to really get out and meet people is to get on the street knock on the door and Ryan Sale. So I my experience has been very positive. People are grateful that you're coming to them and sharing your your information and and you know if they are afraid or don't want to answer. The door I've had people. They're still very nice. They usually all just wave or say, no, thank you leave your car and I just tell them and leaving it on the door and they say, okay, thank you very much. You know. So people are very, very nice and they're grateful for the opportunity to meet you and ask you questions if they want to ask you questions. It's been positive. Just A it's just a lot of walking. A big district. So the election is win. November third was the same as the presidential election. So there's a lot to vote for her whole lot a whole lot as. Depending on where you live, you're going to have different number of judges that you can vote for. Obviously, we have six seats in. District. Court. That are GONNA be open in the Fifteenth Judicial District. The Fifteenth Judicial District is made up of Lafayette for a million and Acadia, parish. So we have a one in Acadia once in vermilion and then the other four in Lafayette parish that are going to be vacant, and so a lot of turn that's a Lotta turnover in district court and then CITICORP you have so a. Retiring so you have that seat that that you have candidates running for and we have district attorney there that. Students is retiring. So we have to two people running for that seat and. So. Yeah. A, Marshall. Oh. Yes. I did forget about city Marshal Race Yeah. Yeah. That presidential race is really going to be pulling a lot of people to the poll I. Think. So I think certainly for the November third I, we should have a really big turn out and you know that's why I think it's important to get out there and tell you who I am right So what is the Is there one or two questions that you hear over and over like what are people curious about? My goodness you know usually. If I can kind of give my little. Spiel about what I want to accomplish in in in what I've done in my experience and my qualifications. Usually. My the response I get is. Well that sounds great because I. You know. So you kind of answered any questions oftentimes I have it now casually they'll me. A question about a particular issue. and. One lady I, in particular member very unhappy with the police. She was asking me about defunding the police. and. It's very hard because people do want. They want to know who you are where you stay on as a as a candidate, I want to be able to tell you that too. But. The rules of ethics basically say we are not allowed to publicly take a stance on one side or other of a particular issue like abortion or something yes. To not that you have any control over them right? Exactly. But you really can't speak on one side of the other of any issue because you never know if that issue would come before you know or you're really supposed to be. Impartial and always appear to be impartial and and it's and it's really not even about my stance because as a judge I have to. Listen to the fax and apply the law to those facts. Not What my personal feelings are they don't I don't get to put my personal feelings in the mix. You know law our our changed a lot because that's exactly right. That's not the job of a judge in the I don't make the law I. Would only apply the law that might have and so and I and I'm I'm a firm believer in that too is i. think there are roles that we haven't and I'm a rule follower I'm going to follow those rules so. Sometimes, somebody might ask you a question that you can't really answer of given them my answer, and sometimes they like it sometimes, they don't most of the time they understand that you know because we all I think, honestly, we all want to judge it's GonNa follow the rules. If you're not gonNA follow the rules while you're campaigning, what's going to happen when you're on the bench So. So most of the time you know I I really honestly all the different people I've talked to I can think of. One person who was not happy with the answer and then you know when I told them I said, well, don't you want to judge is going to follow the rules. He said Yeah Yeah I do you guys? I say he did when he thought about that you're right. You're right on understand you know said so so what I think doesn't matter anyway, I ran for office in the past and I really enjoyed meeting people and you just it's it can be humorous it can be poignant you know and But they do people WanNa, talk, yeah they WANNA talk about. Federal Government and what do you think about this only has found it to be fascinating because you really do get to know the community much better. Yeah. People is I'm amazed at how friendly people really are. You know that was always my concern about knocking on somebody's door the companion erupting them there. Saturday they weren't al or whatever yeah and for the most part people are even even if the answer the door and I like okay thank you and. If I after I've said a couple a couple of sentences now, they'll stop and listen to what you know and and so they're very, very nice. People are great. Yeah. Well, one last question you talked about people you know you, you tell them your qualifications, your experience in what you want to accomplish. Do you want to share that like that part of your message what you want to accomplish if you are elected judge is there like an overriding? Place in your heart you know that you want to share with us about why what you can accomplish if you're elected. When I talk to people but I tell them is you know I was like to tell them my qualifications that I started Mike. With the DA's office twenty years I've been there. As a felony prosecutor, I try cases ranging from felony theft of first degree murder everything in between. Just kind of know what I do You Know Health Start I said but I do believe in in rehabilitation over incarceration when that's. Appropriate and I helped start the drug court program, and so I really want people to understand that. Yes. I strongly believe in law and order when that's appropriate in a when when when it's appropriate to really enforce law and order like with violent offenders. If a violent offender has has hurt someone they need to be held appropriately accountable. If they're convicted in my opinion I'm but I want people I believe that that it is important to have rehabilitation over and Carson nation because it helps our whole community if we can help nonviolent offenders to get back on track with their lives and become contributing members of our community rather than just living off the community. A that helps all of us you know and so that's really what I want to try to accomplish. Once I'm on the bench is to keep the momentum of some of these.
Tropical Storms Headed to the Gulf of Mexico
"Become a hurricane near Haiti. Forecasters did not expect Marcos has turned into a hurricane until tomorrow. Hurricane warning is now in effect for a section of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Storm surge warnings, Tropical storm warnings and tropical storm watches are also in effect as far west as Lafayette, this Far east as Biloxi and Mobile. There's a
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"All they need to do is go to Lafayette that last coded and they can access information on the Bart Grant and they can access inflammation although phase one of that is gone is done, but then they can access information and on the main street recovery programs ever places including our site and try to get help there. So we've gotTa get our folks over. Over the fifty yard line so that we can hold on down the stretch until we get to some version of normal, right You mentioned three one one point two. What is that? That's a phone. What what If you live in Lafayette in order to get to consolidate government for lots of different things you press three one on your phone I've never known and we're option to say okay option to takes you to a leader between Gotcha in to takes you to a leader staff or Talk to you route to the proper person. If if they need to do that like the drowns who knows all about the issues and unemployment is and will also end are also call you back and follow up with what you need and we've got you like I said we've handled. Over twenty, two, hundred such calls. So it's been, it's been a real real good thing. Yeah. So your staff has it hasn't been a walk in the park there not just relaxing at home or. Working remotely and you've been busy. Busy that bad. We're we're normally busy with this is the new busy because say they have? Sacrificed tremendously, they just like anybody else with kids and and and and worries about their parents, their grandparents, but they have put in literally hundreds and hundreds of extra hours. They went in a matter, three weeks from just hearing about over the handling these calls and vetting all the resources and watching hundreds of seminars to figure out where was the truth Ryan all this what would actually what forms of the latest in those early days was quite complex? We were a sort of a white of clarity. There and it made me feel good to understand how quickly. They were able to adapt to this and we talked for people. The other thing is this loan program on my board. Unanimously said, let's participate in this business. I can't think of a better thing to do for small businesses community right now than to just help them pay their rent. Won't something stay stay open and try to get through this one encourage anybody that's been listening to us this last resource greg was talking about even if you just look on facebook and the website I and call three, one, one option to. I know from experience what you offer people and many of us don't have access to the means to pay high end CPA's. Attorneys to guide us. So to have this resource, if you're a small business in particular, our individual, a self proprietor that doesn't know what to do I know just even applying for the..
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"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.
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"Greg Wall. We're talking about the job fair. I'm thinking about all the things that lead a does Lafayette Economic Development. Authority what you do. To help people that I don't know that a lot of people realize doesn't cost money. Your they are funded by taxpayer dollars and you have a very competent staff. You've had a great staff to the years. You can help businesses looking about where to locate town locate. tax. deferrals tax help from all these different things would you talk about what is the purpose of lead like why do people go to you for interviews when there is a job is shoe or a tax collection shaver We call ourselves a full service economic development organization. We don't concentrate on eating one area. Basically, our mission in our goal is to he exiting companies to help them to grow so high our people. And to attract companies from other places, usually expansions to help get jobs for our people. That in essence nutshell is it. But there are so many things that go into it in that is, for instance, the form of the first things when leading was created was done was a a business park was built that South Park, and it was to make sure that when you're in a competitive situation, you had land available to compete with other areas of the country to bring in a big prospect or big expansion. That's worse I won one. Dog, Park was the first song came on that corridor where the oil gas and And winning four, but it was is diverse. It is only a couple of oil and gas companies in there. It's a very diverse bar and people don't realize that was the goal starting in the seventies. When they brought in. Our predecessors brought in a cardboard. Plant? You know and international paper they made. Har- gated boxes and it's still there under different name operating since then and it was done specifically to diversify the economy and I, think that are. In many cases we talk about Lafayette's. Father. So to speak mothers of people that started the community that really were far, I mean you look at all the historical things that is this meeting did it's amazing. So we want then we kind of moved into well off office buildings are industrial parts, and so we created the team Sheen in order to help facilitate filling office buildings and in fact. There are. Many many graduates now occupying offices all over this community in even warehouses that have graduated from tuned machine in. So that's been. A reason not the building more industrial just make sure you have little industrial land available but to basically help fill up those office buildings..
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"Greg was named a Business Hall of fame laureate by the junior achievement of Acadia has been bestowed the Richard E. Baudouin junior award from the Acadian a business hall of fame. The distinguished alumnus award from the leadership institute advocating Hannah in named one of the twenty five most powerful people on the interstate corridor by ten twelve magazine. A Louisiana Native Grega graduated from new and enjoys honing his skills as a certified Louisiana Master Gardener. He is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette. And Leadership Louisiana. Greg Tro. Welcome to discover Lafayette. Jan.. You've been a big Helper supporter I can't think of all the words for my track in the business world and I WANNA. Thank you for all. You've done when I was with Upper Lafayette Lleida was so so supportive in a learned a lot by sitting in on your meetings when you talk about economic development and trying to get new business down while helping people stay in business. And these have really been trying times with the covert outbreaks. I thought it'd be a good time to talk about what you do with Lleida. some recent business successes and then talk about our economy and where we are. Have Aptitude. We've been really busy obviously during the code nineteen crisis. It's been obviously a health price, Anna Economic Crisis and it I think points to some things that we need to get straight as a country overall but. Maybe, a little of that later we have had success during this stuff fine and a lot of people don't realize that there are still companies making decisions to to move or to grow because they happen to be in areas that are still growing one of which is school met, and they made an announcement just a couple of weeks ago that they're going to create a hundred and seventy eight musicians in Lafayette. That's pretty exciting. The movie the headwaters from San Francisco. That is not surprise, but it's been difficult to work out people WANNA, move out to California, but they typically going to Arizona or someplace a little us. Lots of reasons than. So having company come all the way to Louisiana takes a lot of. Personal relationships and that sort of thing, and it's been very exciting to go through this process. We're going to be. Working with other companies that are looking to either relocate or expand and. Many of them many of them over, we'll be elevates news. L.. US Fiber, one of the the draws like the the high speed. Internet is that a draw or is it a whole package they're looking at? Well it's a whole package..
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"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..
36 Purdue University students suspended after off-campus party
"Another case of covert 19 transgressions. CBS's Jim Crow Sula, Purdue University has suspended three dozen students for attending a large off campus party. The action came less than 24 hours after the president of the school in West Lafayette, Indiana, made it a university violence. Jin Tau host or even go to a party that didn't follow the school's Koven 19 guidelines on Appeals
36 Purdue University students suspended after off-campus party
"Another college. Another case of Copan 19 transgressions, CBS's Jim Krystle Purdue University has suspended three dozen students for attending a large off campus party. The action came less than 24 hours after the president of the school in West Lafayette, Indiana, made it a university violation Tau host or even go to a party that didn't follow the school's Koven 19
Former President Obama Endorses Biden, Slams Trump During DNC Speech in Philadelphia
"Barack Obama delivered his DNC speech from right here in Philadelphia last night, and he didn't mince words and had his harshest criticism of President Trump since leaving office K What abuse Tim Jimenez has more from the Museum of American Revolution in Old City, nearly 20 minute address next to a blown up image of the Constitution. Former president says he's been in the Oval Office with both men running. And he was hopeful President Trump would take the job seriously. But that didn't happen for close to four years. Now, he has shown no interest in putting in the work no interest in finding common ground, no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself. His friends, He said the president not quote growing into the job lead to consequences, including the 170,000 US corona virus deaths and millions of people out of work. Also part of his criticism. The now infamous scene in Lafayette Square back in June. The commander in chief does not use the men and women of our military who are willing to risk Everything to protect our nation as political props. President Trump responded with a few all caps tweets repeating without evidence that President Obama spied on him. They also questioned his support for Joe Biden in Old
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Criticized After DNC Speech At Black Lives Matter Plaza
"Facing criticism today for comments she made at the Democratic National Convention. She blasted the president and federal law enforcement for action taken against protesters near Lafayette Square and Black Lives Matter, D C Well, it says City police air no better. If black lives matter, they wouldn't keep funding the agency and the practices that actively harm black people. April Guardians is an organizer with black lives matter, DC During this all of these protest Mayor Bowser with gutting the budget of violence, Interruption of violence prevention. In adding money to the police budget. That's one reason Goblin says her organization has no interest in sitting down with city officials to discuss grievances. Also, she says, she doesn't think they'd listen. Christy King w T o
Water Rescues Reported as Flash Floods Strike Philadelphia Area
"Well, Montgomery County saw some of the heaviest rainfall in our area. There were 110 emergency calls her water rescues. Some people on Conshohocken had to be evacuated because of flooding. And there was a report that someone got swept away in the school. Cool river. We get more from K Y W. Suburban bureau chief Jim malware, among them many emergency calls. Someone of the spring Mill train station in white Marsh Township, said there was a person swept away by the Scougall River Cruise search the fast moving and swollen Scougall for hours but didn't find anyone. Rescue crews were called to help people from cars stranded on flooded out roads like in Lafayette Hill, where Bill O'Neill watch. Two cars get stuck on Germantown Pike near Joshua rode a bunch of cars coming down the road to him. Didn't make it. All the trucks and abuse made it. But those guys didn't so they had water rescue come out to get him for a neighborhood along Wosik and creaking pen. Lynn, where ends or Rocko says she watched rescue crews pull neighbors from their homes. Fireman Taking people out in rafts, which was really very surreal. Just a ton of water in Conshohocken. Some homes and businesses along the Plymouth Creek had to be evacuated, including Bob Morris Auto Shop Down the lane. And we're underwater. In addition to the flooding, Montgomery County had tens of thousands of power outages with treason. Branches taking down wires
Obama urges Americans to honor John Lewis' legacy by voting
"For the funeral of Congressman John Lewis rose to its feet with an up roar of applause during a eulogy from former President Barack Obama. Mr Obama talked about the selfless sacrifice of the civil rights leader and that the voting rights he fought for our under siege by President Trump, who's floating the idea of delaying the election. Joining us live to talk about CBS analyst Leonard Steinhorn. Great to have you, Leonard? Happy to be here so to other presidents were on hand. But it was poor former President Obama, who offered this impassioned defense of democratic ideals that he says are being threatened. He's been more outspoken, but not like this. Can you talk about it? Look essentially what President Obama was saying is, if we wanna honor John Lewis's legacy, truly honor it. We need to finish the work of John Lewis's lifetime. Which is to ensure voting rights, for all with no obstacles in anyone's way and in effect. What he did with his rhetoric is he entered the political fray not directly not through partisan attacks, but with clear and pointed assaults on those Particularly Republicans, who were doing exactly what John Lewis fought against all of his life, which is to undermine the voting rights of the American people, So he did it through lofty and impassioned rhetoric. But his message was clear. He was definitely part former president and part preacher today, talking about the protests as well, something that Louis energized in his day is a civil rights leader, nearly losing his life in the fight. Can you characterize what Mr Obama said, and its relevance at this moment in history? So, in essence, what President Obama did was draw a straight line from Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Bull Connor in Birmingham. ER, George Wallace. The black lives matter. And the civil rights struggles of today are voting rights struggles of today. So you know, he basically said Bull Connor may be gone, But today we witness with our own eyes, police officers. Kneeling on the next of black Americans. George Wallace may be gone. But then, he said he worries about the federal government's sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators. Clearly referencing what happened in Lafayette Square when President Trump wanted to go to the church and hold up his Bible. So he drew a straight line from John Lewis in the 19 sixties tow what's happening today, and clearly, that was a strong message that this next generation now has to take the torch. And continue on with the fight that John Lewis began when he was just Ah, young, a young man in 1960 CBS News political analyst Leonard Steinhorn Thanks so much for being here. Thanks Always. By the
AG William Barr Testifies Before House Judiciary Comittee
"U. S. Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee this past day, at least to the extent that he was allowed to bar faced a lot of questions, not that much time and answering about various decisions. Made by the Justice Department as Darryl Forges reports. Attorney General William Bar on Capitol Hill Tuesday for long awaited showdown with House Judiciary Committee. This is the edges first hearing before the committee, where he came under fire for the handling of several issues, including his involvement. And the prosecutions of two allies of President Donald Trump and his moved last month to oust US Attorney Jeffrey Berman. Democratic chairman, representative Jeffrey Nadler. On offense, you're 10 year has been marked by a persistent war against the department's professional corps. In an apparent attempt to secure favors for the President, William Barr, pushing back the president has not attempted to interfere in these decisions. On the contrary, he has told me from the start. He expects me to exercise my independent judgment. To make whatever call, I think is right. And that is precisely what I've done Bar also facing a barrage of questions from Democrats on his handling of the use of force against protesters in Lafayette Square protests in Portland and the issue of police brutality, But the attorney general again, pushing back saying monuments and federal buildings need to be protected. There is a need for law order. And police should not be demonized. I'm Darryl Forges reporting.
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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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"Yes that's the that's the outcome you want right. If you want incentivized every day you get I. I mean I don't have to do that. Yeah we never did that but we probably should have looking back but I heard one parents say they paid them for good grades and if they didn't get got seize your below. They had to pay the parent's money which is like a charm. It's a really similar example to something a Lotta people have done. Which is kind of engage in an packed with somebody else for say exercise or working out right. Well I'm going to. I'm going to lose twenty pounds by this date. Otherwise I'm going to give you one hundred dollars and if I don't do it all I take the hundred dollars and I give it away or do whatever turns out when people do that they are. We more likely to actually reach their goals. Yeah that'd be an this could be. Yeah no minds when we were on the road don't always eat very well. Toured the country. For about ten years and the ad the boss would incentivize the first person to lose twenty pounds on this tour gets another week salary. And so of course everybody's working out and be like you know they're juniors throughout the day and and it kept us all healthier too. Yeah all right. Final question You touch briefly but if you go into this to hear more how did you end up in Lafayette? And why did you choose to well? That's a good question so I was working for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland at the time and I realized that long-term that probably wasn't a viable solution. My wife works for a big four accounting firm and she travels a lot for a job and then I was traveling a lot for my job. I was living in Cincinnati. Going UP TO CLEVELAND. Probably Twenty five to forty times a year. It was a lot so I wanted to get back into an academic job mainly because I was interested in just doing research again and I I saw the position description and there's a national publication for. I saw the position description I looked at. It looks like something that I have a lot of experiences. Something that I'm interested in so I applied for the job and was fortunate that the they decided offer to me nice and your wife is with a large tax firm right in counting firms. Yeah so she was able to relocate so she can. She travels a lot for work so really doesn't matter where she says fact a lot of times now. She works out of Houston so she travels a couple of weeks a month. And that's nice but the other thing that's nice about. An academic job is more flexibility right so we. I think the way I would describe this to a lot of people who don't know how academia works. We don't care as much about when you do things we care more about what you do right so we look at you know. I have research I have to do. You have teaching teaching in terms of research. You know we don't care when you're doing it. If you work best on Saturday you work on Saturday. So you just have a lot of flexibility about the timing of when things. Yeah so that that helps in the sense that makes it more manageable with my wife's travel schedule. Okay that makes sense Gary. Thank you for being here. This has been fascinating. I know early on. You said this isn't very interesting but I find it very interesting that you ask questions record you guys. Thank Raider for making our show possible and Also are two sponsors Iberia Bank and Lafayette General. Healthcare I just want to thank them both for their support and Dr Gary Wagner. I'm I'm really honored getting to know you. And thank you for what you bring into our community to to help maybe stay more aware and think about our policies that we wanna see. Our elected officials implement. We appreciate your time today. My pleasure thank you again. And for those listening please visit discover Lafayette Dot Net and you can find this interview with our show notes in all of our interviews a discover. Lafayette dot net or even better. You can subscribe to discover Lafayette. On your phone. Just click the little purple podcast icon and you can subscribe carried. Do it before he leaves and one at a time but we appreciate you listening and for your support on behalf. Discover Lafayette. This is John..
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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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"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 at 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.
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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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"The. This is John swift. And you're listening to discover Lafayette podcast, dedicated to the people and rich culture of Lafayette, the gateway to southeast Yana today's podcast is being recorded in the offices of writer solutions raider creates and maintains technical strategies for businesses of all sizes across the country as well as right here in Lafayette functioning is their complete IT department. Raiders motto is you just want it to work. We understand if you're wondering if writer can help your business, please visit Reiter solutions dot com. I'm very proud to welcome IB Bank. As discover Lafayette's premier sponsor founded in eighteen eighty seven Iberia Bank is the largest Bank based in Louisiana and is headquartered here in Lafayette with three hundred twenty nine combined locations throughout the south. They offer the resources of national Bank with the personal touch of a community. Bank Iberia banks supports educational, cultural and business development efforts. The make a difference in the many communities they serve including sponsoring this podcast. For more information, please visit Iberia Bank dot com. Today's gust is Denise long clo- of scenic Lafayette. Our topic today is Lafayette's as Zali trail. The Szalay trail originally began in nineteen thirty five when the chamber of commerce undertook a citywide beautification effort by the late nineteen thirties. The garden club was fully on board and they walked door to door. Encouraging local residents to plan Zale ios by nineteen forty. It's estimated that over forty thousand visitors turned the scenic Zali trail Lafayette Tur's described. The failures is one of the greatest floral treats in the south. In fact, a film entitled leisure Dan day Mouton gardens was released by commerce pictures out of New Orleans depicting the mini tourist who traveled down highway ninety to drive. The failure trail by nineteen eighty southern living named Lafayette's is alien trail. One of the top ten terse events in the south, however by the mid nineteen eighties urban sprawl and the demise of the. AC's who had ever seen the trail in its last days led to disinterest and some historic properties in his alias relaunched? The trail faded in memory fast forward to November twenty fourteen when scenic Lafayette was started in two thousand fifteen scenic Lafayette, adopted Zali trail revitalization as its first year initiative the next year in two thousand sixteen the city of Lafayette was awarded the Zali city designation by the zillion society of America. One of only sixteen in the US twenty sixteen was also the official kickoff of the Zali trail classic car caravan and this year's Zali trail bicycle and classic car. Cruise takes place on March ninth. We're all looking forward to this. Because the floral majesty of our local Zales is so lovely that many people call it a floral mortga gras so Denise land clo-, let's jump in and talk about his Alia's. Welcome to discover Lafayette, we met last year, you contacted me and your love of this project was so evident, would you? Tell me how you got involved with Zale you trail and first of all scenic, Lafayette sure couple years ago, a friend of mine shero parrot asked me to join scenic Lafayette, and she asked me to chair it. So I'm co-chairing with with Cheryl, I have a passion for laughing at speedy. Remember riding the trail as a young girl even participated in the trail runs in the nineties. So it's just a beautiful part of our community. Our landscape is a cultural asset to me. Right. Was your family were they gardeners or was this just something that you like or in a way when I was young mother put up a greenhouse in the backyard when I was a middle school and it developed an interest for growing flowers, and so right now my intro from my research, I saw that by the mid eighties. The Zeljko trail was starting to wane, but you're saying that there is still a. Like the Stiller awry arrive the jaycees onto the trail run. Okay. A raw nineties was a run, and we had t-shirts and all we ran up and down the trail. Where is the sale you trail, the trails twenty mile trail that traverses through the downtown district and the historic district of sterling grove through Jefferson street, Saint Mary Myrtle boulevards all the way down Saint Mary into Mujtaba Orden's, a call that grandma boulevard, really beautiful, and then from there, you can go down coolish boulevard through Girard, pork. Dr been Dell Gordon's and Greenberg green bar around west by Parkway. You know, I know June fall in a no she's been very active in all this. And from what she told me in the past. There was a real focus on the urban core and revitalization efforts. No, June has been very active in that outside of scenic. Lafayette is this where most of the Ezekiel or found in? In lafayette. Yes. The urban core of Saint Mary Myrtle place and Muto Gordon's have the oldest bushes in town. They're fifty to eighty years old. Some of them are almost fifteen feet tall. Right. So we've been managing those we've done a lot of work this past year, which we can talk about a little walk. Yeah. Yes. So did you grow up in that area was your by Fatima charge on Johnston street in the Whittington parks division? We have a boulevard, and we used to have lovely values there. Right, right. Let's go back to November twenty fourteen in early twenty fifteen when scenic Lafayette decided to adopt, the Zali trail revitalization was that the impetus behind seventy Fiat. It was the impetus behind it was a catalyst get them really going. So they've planted. They it over eight hundred zero is over the last few years, and then this past winter we plan to close to fifty they brought the trail back to its glory. Bob replanting, we've taken out some old rotten. Values. Just a few of them. We've