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"los fieles" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"los fieles" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Get weather from KFI mostly sunny today has will be in the low sixties to write at seventy from the southern California Toyota dealers traffic center we make it easy we're clear that crash on the ninety one it was the incorrect on the ninety one west just before auto center everybody's moved over the right shoulder through still gonna see some activity here which does lead to spectator slowing your drive on the ninety one westbound looking pretty thick from Lincoln and then for the stay happy to Green River KFI in the sky is sponsored by injury attorney superwoman super lawyer dot com Jeff all little trouble on the one on one these strange little fires and strange little places this will affect the at north point one the west and the problem is don't that one one before the fourth of a little bit before grand far above was there a little bit of a vegetation fire of the shoulder but it was enough to get the fire department out there so the collector landed between the ramps at all it's blocked but that one on one is really slow now come up the stillare change and in the west and merging with the north one on one that fall from the five now a lot earlier we have some big problems on the south five between Los fieles a Glendale Boulevard we left it a few moments ago the only thing was blocked was the collector lane leading to the Glendale Boulevard off but that fell five much Florida should be for this time the morning coming out from Burbank Boulevard at this time of the morning now and with all lanes open I think it's there but that style five injured in an accident because it's a form of circular dot com Jeff Bock K. F. find this guy find this guy helps get you there faster I'm robin banks deals you look amazing what's the secret are you sick number three sixty smart he chooses the comfort on his side to side we feel great can help keep you sleep center their movements and a chance to keep us both comfortable all night I don't think it is only for a limited time see fifty percent of the sleep number three sixty limited edition.

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"los fieles" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"los fieles" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Trying to get vouchers the sleeping in the car with the kids it's trying Daddy is one of the whole then we don't know what to tell them to those kids by the way the oldest that I saw was eleven and the youngest was still being carried I don't think walking yet so somewhere probably between about one and eleven so where are you so that so let me do the math here they've been homeless how many years two years and that young is kit is younger than two that is correct so while they were a homeless with four kids they decide to have no rooms they had motel rooms but while there while they're homeless or at all I mean motels with four kids and and and kids asking Hey where when we go on home mom and dad the these side to US scientists decided to have another child well they did have one whether it was this had decision or not they they did have one but yeah they're a family of seven and they're one of the first the first to move into by the way are they scientist I didn't get into that but what I was told is that the husband who you heard there has been struggling for a long time to find work I guess so I get it's it's you know look are they having kids is one of the greatest things you could possibly do you know just ask up myself for crozier who has a a beautiful young daughters going off to college and she's back and it broke his heart that she laughed and he's and she's back in you can see it is in is it every bone in his body right now it's after the holidays that she's back in town back in his life every day it and in so kids of the greatest things in the world but man when you got four of them and you're homeless you decide to have another one if you just you got to think about the other four kids gang I think about those other kids all right so what else what other families are there do we have any any other interesting stories we just know that some of the people who are moving in our veterans and teens who have come out of the foster care system that's kind of one of the things that local officials bring up all the time is that kids are in the foster program get some amount of care until they're eighteen and then they kind of just get left on their own there isn't a whole lot of follow up there and they might not have other family connections or things like that so summer kind of people in their twenties who came out of the foster care system prime veterans other low income but again going forward really one of the things to watch is the cost per unit because this particular complex cost about thirty four million dollars to thirty four million dollars to build and again it includes sixty units now here's where the math gets a little bit tricky because an ordinary person would probably say alright thirty four million divide by sixty what you get well it's more than five hundred sixty thousand per unit right the city and county officials don't like to use that number because they say you can't look at it just like that because we also built in some supportive services we how that managers on site but the reality is it would cost almost thirty four million and a total of sixty units are available so they could have it is a fair way it is a fair way to say for this much money this many units rather produce now yeah you're you're actually right it's a fair way to hammer him over the head for wasting money but they could have bought an apartment building with sixty units in it for probably I don't know six million maybe seven million dollars well it ended up costing but a cuddly nurses in there and both yeah an interesting point on a couple of different fronts one I'll bring up first the city controller Ron Galbraith did an audit to probably in the last couple of months where he highlighted that the market rate for condos or apartments in the county is far less than what they're spending via prop H. H. H. so this isn't even comparable on a market level it's actually more expensive mom and then get a one of the advocates in the community the aids health healthcare foundation they regularly try to highlight that there are vacant buildings or hotels are usually highlight hotels but there are hotels other apartment complexes they're saying if the city and county wanted to be serious about this they could just by these buildings it would cost very take much less time to get them up and running it would be much more cost effective but really going forward in this planet is new construction and again this particular one from the time that the bonds came through to the time the Keyes turn of the doors open it was about two and a half three years and that's the cost about thirty four million and then for these sixty units the families are moving into bite well here's an I just found this on Los fieles Boulevard in upcoming area you know hot place live hot zip yeah as my friend Jason Salah who say hot sip pods zip and there's a an apartment building for sale there it's I sixteen units for four million dollars right so if there is their apartment south and that's in a good area now if you are if you go to a really crappy area you can get yourself well here's one there's five units I in Los Angeles five units five apartments for six hundred and seventy five thousand dollars that's about a hundred twenty five thousand dollars per unit and they could have done that but they didn't they like to grease the palms of the people who are you know supported them and their campaigns and give them money and then when they got out of office they get a kick back that's what it's all about you know the median price of the units that are going up is more than five hundred thousand dollars on a per unit basis and again that was the subject of the city comptroller's audit when he found that that wasn't commensurate with the market average buys you could you could do much better just on the market then you are with your right they're paying for these new units yeah he's right any and he's you know he's got the balls to say it here's another one on Florence Avenue in Los Angeles eight units for one point four million dollars and so that's and that's about a hot about a hundred and fifty thousand dollars a unit or so I mean and and no I that's I noticed her and those people could have five good could moved in the next day it's on yeah yeah all right the enter thanks for coming on hi and then I bet and as these apartment buildings open I'm sure you'll have you know you'll be there every every single one of him listening to the the spin by all these guys now all right I'll try to sort through it thanks bye appreciate it all right all right there goes Sandra Malham bag everybody and man people get sick of this when you know you pay so much in taxes and I think I believe proposition HHH is just the city tax I think it's LA city it has to pay that so when you look at you know your property tax a buddy of mine lives in in north Hollywood and I live in Burbank if you're just tuning in am we have the same about the same size house and it's priced about the same and he pays an extra thousand or fifteen hundred dollars in property tax every year just to support these you know these crazy programs so if you live in the city of Los Angeles moving into the city of Los Angeles he got a look at how much they're charging on property tax and then add that to your monthly bill and then moved to Burbank all right we're live on KFI am.

"los fieles" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

07:23 min | 1 year ago

"los fieles" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Yeah trying to get vouchers the sleeping in the car with the kids she's crying Daddy one of the whole then we don't know what to tell them to those kids by the way the oldest that I saw was eleven and the youngest was still being carried I don't think walking yet so somewhere probably between about one and eleven so where are you so that so let me do the math here they've been homeless how many years two years and that young is kit is younger than two that is correct so while they were a homeless with four kids they decide to have no rooms they had motel rooms well while they're well they're homeless or at all I mean motels with four kids and and and kids asking Hey where when we go on home mom and dad the these side to US scientists decided to have another child well they did have one whether it was this had decision or not they they did have one but yeah there at a family of seven and they're one of the first the first to move into by the way are they scientist I didn't get into that but what I was told is that the husband who you heard there has been struggling for a long time to find work I guess so I get it's it's you know look are they having kids is one of the greatest things you could possibly do you know just ask up myself for crozier who has a a beautiful young daughters going off to college and she's back and it broke his heart that she laughed and he's and she's back in you can see it is in is it every bone in his body and now it's after the holidays that she's back in town back in his life every day it and in so kids of the greatest things in the world but man when you got four of them and you're homeless and you decide to have another one you you just you gotta think about the other four kids gang I think about those other kids all right so what else what other families are there do we have any any other interesting stories we just know that some of the people who are moving in our veterans and teens who have come out of the foster care system that's kind of one of the things that local officials bring up all the time is that kids are in the foster program get some amount of care until they're eighteen and then they kind of just get left in the round there isn't a whole lot of follow up there and they might not have other family connections or things like that so summer kind of people in their twenties who came out of the foster care system prime veterans other low income but again going forward really one of the things to watch is the cost per unit because this particular complex cost about thirty four million dollars to thirty four million dollars to build and again it includes sixty units now here's where the math gets a little bit tricky because an ordinary person would probably say alright thirty four million divide by sixty what you get well it's more than five hundred sixty thousand per unit right the city and county officials don't like to use that number because they say you can't look at it just like that because we also built in some supportive services we how the managers on site but the reality is it would cost almost thirty four million and a total of sixty units are available so they could have it is a fair way it is a fair way to say for this much money this many units rather produce now yeah you're you're actually right it's a fair way to hammer him over the head for wasting money but they could have bought an apartment building with sixty units in it for probably I don't know six million maybe seven million dollars well it ended up costing but a cuddly nurses in there and both yeah an interesting point on a couple of different fronts one I'll bring up first the city controller Ron Galbraith did an audit to probably in the last couple of months where he highlighted that the market rate for condos or apartments in the county is far less than what they're spending via prop H. H. H. so this isn't even comparable on a market level it's actually more expensive bomb and then get a one of the advocates in the community the aids health healthcare foundation they regularly try to highlight that there are vacant buildings or hotels are usually highlight hotels but there are hotels other apartment complexes they're saying if the city and county wanted to be serious about this they could just by these buildings it would cost very take much less time to get them up and running it would be much more cost effective but really going forward in this planet is new construction and again this particular one from the time that the bonds came through to the time the Keyes turn of the doors open it was about two and a half three years and that's the cost about thirty four million and then for these sixty units the families are moving into part well here's an I just found this on Los fieles Boulevard in upcoming area we don't hot place live hot zip yeah as my friend Jason to lock say hot chip pods zip and there's a an apartment building for sale there it's I sixteen units for four million dollars right so if there is their apartment south and that's in a good area now if you are if you go to a really crappy area you can get yourself well here's one there's five units I in Los Angeles five units five apartments for six hundred and seventy five thousand dollars that's about a hundred twenty five thousand dollars per unit and they could have done that but they didn't they like to grease the palms of the people who are you know supported them and their campaigns and give them money then when they got out of office they get a kick back that's what it's all about you know the median price of the units that are going up is more than five hundred thousand dollars on a per unit basis and again that was the subject of the city comptroller's audit when he found that that wasn't commensurate with the market average buys you could you could do much better just on the market then you are with your right they're paying for these new units yeah he's right any and he's you know he's got the balls to say it here's another one on Florence Avenue in Los Angeles eight units for one point four million dollars and so that's and that's about a hot about a hundred and fifty thousand dollars a unit or so I mean and and no I that's an older and those people kind of fight gotta could moved in the next day it's on yeah yeah all right the enter thanks for coming on hi and then I bet and as these apartment buildings open I'm sure you'll have you know you'll be there every every single one of him listening to the the spin by all these guys now all right I'll try to sort through it thanks bye appreciate it all right all right there goes Sandra Malham bag everybody and man people get sick of this when you know you pay so much in taxes and I think I believe proposition HHH is just the city tax I think it's LA city it has to pay that so when you look at you know your property tax a buddy of mine lives in in north Hollywood and I live in Burbank if you're just tuning in am we have the same about the same size house and it's priced about the same and he pays an extra thousand or fifteen hundred dollars in property tax every year just to support these you know these crazy programs so if you live in the city of Los Angeles moving into the city of Los Angeles he got a look at how much they're charging on property tax and then add that to your monthly bill and then moved to Burbank all right we're live on KFI am six forty.

"los fieles" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"los fieles" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Sold I'll bring a dollar sounds good see you later this is Gail via KO as C. H. D. to Los Angeles let's take a look at your commute now on the one oh five oh seven Lin wood on the way to five west to Long Beach Boulevard it's a record I think it's a center divider sono lanes are blocked at this time your drive slow it liquid Boulevard it'll stay busy ahead through about Ferreri KFI in the sky sponsored by injury attorney superwoman super lawyer dot com Jeff Bock check out the San Fernando Valley Barton robin from one a general look for traffic building in Chico here in the near future said right into your a world where their Sanford and about it now it is number one is if you're still at home it's windy which I hope you know so be careful driving but north bound north bound for all five at the trouble of are now this is kind of an odd spot because it's always full speed and you'll start to get on the brakes just as you cross the hill at mall and be careful right lands a box full truck southbound side already spoke coming down from Norrell fall short of storage at water village down northbound five but before Los fieles got lanes blocked there's three drivers of tangled up as getting forms or from the one ten and finally knew all pass something just went down south fourteen right around the I five merge story so coming down from Sam can you please be careful with one entered an accident visit superwoman super lawyer dot com Jeff flock K. F. find this guy they're working in Santa Ana on the fifty five south of macarthur that wreck in the right lane now I'm pretty tough from Dyer wrote KFI in the sky have ski either faster now robin banks the colts were definitely not in heaven against the New Orleans Saints Monday Night Football the state scored first takes the staff this is New Orleans continued to dominate in a thirty four seven route there's basketball Lakers are in Indiana play the Pacers and for the clippers get the Phoenix Suns at staples center at seven thirty get your clippers tickets a clippers dot com in here every.

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"los fieles" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

04:33 min | 1 year ago

"los fieles" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Can't get your screenplay okay well darn does then I guess we won't have much to talk about yeah way to go staff yeah things off of Brian your long game Brian I see why he wrote the piece of the Stephanie Miller yes I was I have a screenplay about a radio show host will the not to think of a different nature okay I mean some things I knew that he went to Stanford and course Harvard law which I was on full display this week but he he was a fire of a force for fire fire for awhile before he was Smokey bear yeah in the forest for spider by writer yeah bouffant odds on you know it's one thing that didn't make it into the piece which I wish it had he also which is filled with Matt Big Brother program I mean back when using it is twenty seven so he has there's a young man now ideally graduate who Adam should now that's called him his brother and they're really close and is just you know it's just another sign like that you know all through Adams background at you know I just found the nugget of things that show as early yeah well I mean it is so interesting he literally is like putting up a forest fire in America right now right I and also you another before we go Brian another interesting fun fact I learned from you which is also magical full circle you set it on after your law firm he learned as a prosecutor with the LA branch of the US attorney's office there in every bit of foreshadowing shift made his bones prosecuting the F. B. I. agent name Richard Miller who was accused of selling secrets to the Soviets right he he secured the first ever espionage conviction against an FBI agent I mean wow what an interesting from full circle thing ABS absolutely and that in that story is interesting you dispel prosecutor back about how he still you know he was he was still young prosecutor time ship was and how he stood up to the judge in a very respectful way but basically yeah and you know he won that conviction when I think two or three other prosecutors in the office couldn't there was a you know hung jury and it starts at our a and should got it done so it was certainly foreshadowing and he is such a great poker face and I thought he was kidding the first time he told me his wife's name is eve but you confirm that they are out of many children can enable that we too funny yeah okay so you know I know Adam and eve I know and he is now of course like us you know those those but anyway one fantastic please we've linked to it Brian Smith fantastic writer piece for Ellie magazine we we will we put it up there with posted it at your Facebook page and that your Twitter and he's confirm it like Adam Schiff they're both using me to get to rob Reiner with the long revealed and all right all right good luck with your screenplay goodbye thanks Brian all right there he goes Brian Smith all right to top this one isn't Chris it's not moving it so people can see it all there we go maybe we should put this up again the resistance over Los fieles basement Stephanie Miller's rowing of millions of Americans against trump is a publication even still it's not important now well can you put a link to it because weekly I reminded all forty nine minutes after the hour this portion of the Stephanie Miller show by you but don't worry I'm telling you they are Fred is a huge point all he's returned twelve years the new year's day and that's for a giant breed yeah that's what does he do Shawn he does the pogo stick yeah he does the part he literally bounces up and down when I take the farmers talk out because body years he's been important count brown kill all right yeah okay farmers don mills made from fresh meat veggies no wondering what's in my dogs but I can actually see it right and I I all I identify them for Fred they like when I tell them sometimes I like to do separately I'll be like garbanzo bean finished and what I'm saying it's the turret okay he nods good I like that okay you don't over under feeding because it's.

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"los fieles" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

08:49 min | 2 years ago

"los fieles" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Member of the one a text club road yes I lost my home in a divorce even ten years later the Los fieles devastating to me on a personal level as well as a financial assets my home was in a wonderful community that I've lived in for thirty years I miss it still I purchased my beautiful little lake home is a single mother in the mid nineties and was so proud of myself for being able to do that so I was absolutely got it when I lost it cerebral were you living in the yellow house when Katrina hit so I wasn't I I live in Harlem and at the time was was living in Harlem and working for magazine in New York as a writer I had been home just a few days before the storm hit and and but was back in New York when my family was scattering and one of the things I'm really interested in is you know I wondered how I could tell the story of what it means to not have been home when the storm came to have not been with my family I think there is also for many of us who experience that a trauma and something to be worked through and process where did they scatter to when Katrina que to so many places so to Texas and to Alabama and to California and to Mississippi into Atlanta I think there were six or seven cities that people were were just place to and for many of my siblings you know they some of them haven't yet returned and many of them have only recently returned and you know so there's always a question of who can afford to return and also how New Orleans has changed coming back after the storm the way that we know rents are are higher and in many ways it's harder to live in the city now I definitely want to talk about we're New Orleans is today in a little bit but I'd like you to read a passage from the book get sides I believe the passage on pages three and four right at the front of the book before you read it can you just set up what this passage describes sure so this is from a section called map which is the opening of the book and it's a kind of verbal map I wrote to orient the the reader in this space and in the world that I know best all right your cerebral with that exit from the yellow house from high up fifteen thousand feet above where the aerial photographs are taken forty one twenty one Wilson Avenue the address I know best is a minuscule point a scab of green and satellite images shot from higher still my former street dissolves into the toe of Louisiana spoon from this vantage point our address now might size would appear to sit in the Gulf of Mexico distance Linz perspective but it can also shade misinterpret from these great heights my brother Carl would not be seen all who was also my brother rabbit since his days and nights away at forty one twenty one Wilson Avenue at least five times a week after working his maintenance job at NASA or when he is not fishing or near to the water where he loves to be four thousand fifteen days past the water beyond all news cycles known to man still sits a skinny man in shorts white socks pulled up to his kneecaps one gold picture frame around his front tooth sometimes you can find Kroll alone on our lot poise on an ice chest searching the view as if for a sign as if for a wonder or else seated at a pecan color dining table with intricately carved legs holding court the table where Carl sometimes it says on the spot where our living room used to be but where instead of floor there's green grass trying to grow C. Carl gesturing with the long arm if he feels like it wearing dark shades even if it is night see rapid with his legs crossed at the ankles along like it man nodded up I can see him there now in my mind's eye silent and holding a beer babysitting ruins but that is not his language or sentiment he would never betray the yellow house like that Carl often finds company on Wilson Avenue where he keeps watch friends will arrive in pop their trunks revealing coolers containing spirits on ice help yourself baby they will say if someone has to pee they do it in what used to be our den or they use a bright blue Porta potty sitting at the back of the yard where the shed once was now this plastic vertical bathroom is the only structure on the lot written on its front in white block letters on black background city of New Orleans an excerpt from the opening of the yellow house by Serra broom I take away from that Serra that even though the city doesn't really recognize this house is existing on the map anymore you do and the people to whom the house mattered still do and it's still a place where life goes on I mean the the section is called map and a large part of your book is about sort of remapping New Orleans east and where you live so it doesn't just kind of disappear off of people's memories as well as offer people's maps is that it sure there there is I believe a revolutionary quality to simply telling the story of the people who I know best to live in the area I know which is New Orleans east and I thought of myself in this book as a kind of cryptographer revising and expanding a map of New Orleans so that it contains the world where I grew up you know and it's it's I have a complicated relationship to maps because I know the ways that maps can exclude certain communities I know the historical way that native Americans were essentially written off of a map that belong to them on in some in certain ways and so I wanted to think about how we position ourselves in the city and and and to just hello in a really detailed way the story of these lives so that they could last and and stand the test of time I want to know more about what your reckoning has been with all this as we continue our conversation but I just wanna make sure we're clear for the purposes of going forward after Katrina after you know the levees broke the the city of New Orleans came through bulldozed the house and then like I took it off its records or I wanna make sure I understand we're talking about when we say that the house is no longer maps it is there no record of any more like what what does that mean sure so the house was damaged quite badly and two thousand five after Katrina and in two thousand six the house was demolished by the city without my mother or any of us knowing exactly when it was going to happen so one day my brother Carl who I just read about showed up and the house was simply gone and so we were left to contend with this enormous loss you know many years later I I found went to the city and ask them questions about the house being demolished and they gave me a file that had the demolition records and also had a letter that was in fact sent to the mail box in front of the soon to be demolished house we'll continue our conversation in just a moment with native new Orleanian Serra broom her new memoir is called the yellow house also want to get to some of your questions about the nature of New Orleans and Sir I'd like to get a better sense of your reckoning with all of this and what kind of has driven you to have the conception of your home in your head in your heart that you have now because.

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"los fieles" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

08:44 min | 2 years ago

"los fieles" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Of the one a text club road yes I lost my home in a divorce even ten years later the Los fieles devastating to me on a personal level as well as a financial assets my home was in a wonderful community that I've lived in for thirty years I miss it still I purchased my beautiful little lake home is a single mother in the mid nineties and was so proud of myself for being able to do that so I was absolutely got it when I lost it cerebral were you living in the yellow house when Katrina hit so I wasn't I I live in Harlem and at the time was was living in Harlem and working for magazine in New York as a writer I had been home just a few days before the storm hit and and but was back in New York when my family was scattering and one of the things I'm really interested in is you know I wondered how I could tell the story of what it means to not have been home when the storm came to have not been with my family I think there is also for many of us who experience that a trauma and something to be worked through and process where did they scatter to when Katrina came to so many places so to Texas and to Alabama and to California and to Mississippi into Atlanta I think there were six or seven cities that people were were just place to and for many of my siblings you know they some of them haven't yet returned and many of them have only recently returned and you know so there's always a question of who can afford to return and also how New Orleans has changed coming back after the storm the way that we know rents are are higher and in many ways it's harder to live in the city now I definitely want to talk about we're New Orleans is today in a little bit but I'd like you to read a passage from the book gets eyes it's I believe it's a passage on pages three and four right at the front of the book before you read it can you just does set up what this passage describes sure so this is from a section called map which is the opening of the book and it's a kind of verbal map I wrote to orient the the reader in this space and in the world that I know best all right you're cerebral with that exit from the yellow house from high up fifteen thousand feet above where the aerial photographs are taken forty one twenty one Wilson Avenue the address I know best is a minuscule point a scab of green and satellite images shot from higher still my former street dissolves into the toe of Louisiana's boot from this vantage point our address now might size would appear to sit in the Gulf of Mexico distance lense perspective but it can also shade misinterpret from these great heights my brother Carl would not be seen all who is also my brother rabbit since his days and nights away at forty one twenty one Wilson Avenue at least five times a week after working his maintenance job at NASA or when he is not fishing or near to the water where he loves to be four thousand fifteen days past the water beyond all news cycles known to man still sets a skinny man in shorts white socks pulled up to his kneecaps one gold picture frame around his front tooth sometimes you can find Kroll alone on our lot poised on an ice chest searching the view as if for a sign as if for a wonder or L. seated at a pecan color dining table with intricately carved legs holding court the table where Carl sometimes it is on the spot where our living room used to be but where instead of floor there's green grass trying to grow C. Carl gesturing with the long arm if he feels like it wearing dark shades even if it is night see rabbit with his legs crossed at the ankles along like a man nodded up I can see him there now in my mind's eye silent and holding a beer babysitting ruins but that is not his language or sentiment he would never betray the yellow house like that Carl often finds company on Wilson Avenue where he keeps watch friends will arrive in pop their trunks revealing coolers containing spirits on ice help yourself baby they will say if someone has to pee they do it in what used to be our den or they use a bright blue Porta potty sitting at the back of the yard where the shed once was now this plastic vertical bathroom is the only structure on the lot written on its front in white block letters on black background city of New Orleans an excerpt from the opening of the yellow house by Sierra broom I take away from that Serra that even though the city doesn't really recognize this house is existing on the map anymore you do and the people to whom the house mattered still do and it's still a place where life goes on I mean did the section is called map and a large part of your book is about sort of remapping New Orleans east and where you live so it doesn't just kind of disappear off of people's memories as well as offer people's maps is that it sure there there is I believe a revolutionary quality to simply telling the story of the people who I know best to live in the area I know which is New Orleans east and I thought of myself in this book as a kind of cartographer revising and expanding a map of New Orleans so that it contains the world where I grew up you know and it's it's I have a complicated relationship to maps because I know the ways that maps can exclude certain communities I know the historical way that native Americans were essentially written off of a map that belong to them on in some in certain ways and so I wanted to think about how we position ourselves in the city and and and to just hello in a really detailed way the story of these lives so that they could this last and and stand the test of time I want to know more about what your reckoning has been with all this as we continue our conversation but I just wanna make sure we're clear for the purposes of going forward after Katrina after you know the levees broke the city of New Orleans came through bulldozed the house and then like I took it off its records or I wanna make sure I understand we're talking about when we say that the house is no longer Max it is there no record of it anymore like what what does that mean sure so the house was damaged quite badly in two thousand five after Katrina and in two thousand six the house was demolished by the city without my mother or any of us knowing exactly when it was going to happen so one day my brother Carl who I just read about showed up and the house was simply gone and so we were left to contend with this enormous loss you know many years later I keep I found went to the city and ask them questions about the house being demolished and they gave me a file that had the demolition records and also had a letter that was in fact sent to the mail box in front of the soon to be demolished house we'll continue our conversation in just a moment with native new Orleanian Serra broom her new book her new memoir is called the yellow house glad to get to some of your questions and thoughts and reactions to the book Tom in Washington tweeted wonderful beautiful imagery from the yellow house thank you for reading also want to get to some of your questions about the nature of New Orleans and Serra I'd like to get a better sense of your reckoning with all of this and what kind of has driven you to have the conception of your home.

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