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WWL’s Monica Pierre discusses various community projects and services that benefit the infrastructure of Greater New Orleans.

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Good some day welcome to the show thank you so much for joining us to gain I'm your host Monica PH coming up. Really good times and winning sometimes when he went over and everything else. We will have more on the New Orleans chambers series of business networking event focused on honoring women. It's more than just been mentioned in the Bronx district this experiment in the cooler prostitution. Details on the historic New Orleans collection exhibition on this. He's tied Don red light district one century after the closing stories now. The new audience chamber is hosting a number of events focused on and borrowing business women. We're joined by Ashley Doubleday communications director with New Orleans chamber actually thank you so much for being with us today. Having mnemonic you have an all star lineup coming up in the next few months but before it began. Why is it's so important for the New Orleans chamber to focus on empowering business women and women in general. Sam I'm actually IVP of operations and juggling clicks on and won Indian asked a second time I mean PG. Ace started even banks really tip that they signed and he did win and you know sometimes when main won a lock into your brand and chest C there when. Women tend to be more relational. Where men might pop incident ramming one and the kids he'll make a change action and and city started Easter really speak kidnapped and I'll send it to create some great programming. And how some women and Harry Gant and getting him. We'll great programming you do have a meet and greet you coming up very soon before the end of April tell us about that particular event. It's something that we've started and where on bringing in brain. She stayed CEO and president which one great back to that act if she's one of only a landing point executives that are landing. And in a country so. It should be some great information and that she's skinny can't last you know she has a great guy and a great backgrounds in sufficient interesting facts about her and crying April 18 actually released and no 100 article. And that was actually at Alex. You know summit a great acts in that car and what makes her stand out and six be interesting and aunts and just let Paris speaking on how she's gotten to where she is and send tapes the last how to be successful. And it's. Actually about to embrace the end Foster grants ends in nieman program. And it'll be at the winds court had a talent that is April when he sticks until Wednesday. What actually partnering with ass to Dallas and women president's organization on next. Still don't great laid back I'm Danny. And and let her inquiring about her past and how we can move forward and is it's at a to ask their questions from the audience. Some time requests as little time and it's in any parent is candidate talking about her past and how other people came you know I'm sixteenth she adds. And it's a beautiful ram and went to court. So you can actually Cedar Point on from there rams he can't very fresh snow. And great sat out hurt such a great program as well. We're joined Dubai actually Doubleday communications director with New Orleans chamber talking about eight. Fantastic lineup coming of events focusing on empowering women particularly women interested in business are finding out how diversity is a strong suit and the next one is women's business alliance that blood is taking place in the day. This is I general program only TE said thanks monthly. Answer really act opera teeny ease and value and for women and instincts and Britney team are. I umbrella that networking in providing corporate teeny east and we are having educational component to ease thanks typically. And the the wind's coming that are blanks Amy tenth at vessels flicks and it's from black to sending. Haven't ended vessel it's a fun place it's and ECB redemption and it's an old chariots. On converted into that pressure China and are actually having another banks and I don't EPA it's very staged in eight fats I Jeanne Debbie. It's tender Scott and from 5 to 7 o'clock and Saddam had their summer collection out in winning can shopping network and and has some good quality time fourteen Eric Snow and that's a great things coming out there. You mentioned networking and New Orleans chamber of focuses on networking and successful networking. What are what's the feedback from those who attend your networking events what do they like. Me and so wit he's blending offense we'd get such great feedback from women and especially an educational. And seminars flatly hence. And some of the people that he partner went on tires to brag just simply programming and different elements that week and I am an un. And we partner brands women's organizations like American business let me just say he's seeing ST cows. And Goldman Sachs 101000 small business sports and his inquiry. And program passed away clinch the national association of women in business owners. And then when it's present organizations now. And they provide programming different seminar spratt senator once we had in the past and one listed out. How did eat cultural ot hunt chipping away and answer really Larry and New Orleans and how we're seeing different and send any other sticky span until great programming we did weren't recently that was fine and looking at the power of your pants. Kind of reel me you know and can say air mass thanks to people. We have some great feedback on not playing actually and one woman said that she decided to join a team after attending the event that she got such good feed that and just fed off of the energy in their Graham. She really just felt like this question it to the end and netware accent. Good feedback on his events. It is so important networking because as though one person wrote years ago of that isolation is meant killer a dream so sometimes when you're working very very hard. You sold the north not to put Norah very small company can you feel the isolation so. Events like these must really make a difference for some of the participants. Eight hill and we knew we have people from the you know not chipping away at TP CL came BF six for anybody really and but I'm chipping noise and we've really tried to provide great programming for small business is and is that are really trying to get started. Looking for it like he sent an outlay and sending to support and and senate can be a great thing friend that. And we know we've really strives to help on chip noise and it's getting started in business. Will direct this to the website our social media where we can learn more. Send our website is New Orleans team very dot elect dividend fund and also I Wear on social media on feet stuck as New Orleans team her comments. Check out all of our events and had a lot of good things coming out and the fact that we teen teen brown. Clean. And our quarterly crunching snow. Draining and think everybody. Honestly Doubleday communications director poorly she would think so much for being with us today isn't appreciated. Things haven't we money. Century out. After the closing of story veil the historic New Orleans collection has pieced together the remnants of New Orleans is buying gone and red light district in a new exhibition called. Story bill in the Adams and music don't get to talk about it are Eric's the firth historian of an exhibition of historic New Orleans collection. And Pamela Arsenault author of guide books to sit and the blue book of stories they'll New Orleans. Good morning thank you both for being with that thinking you like what are we began century after the closing of story of bill. Why is this exhibition so interesting for so many let's begin with you Pamela. Well it's it's more than just about the creation of the vice district this experiment in the control of prostitution and other forms of vice. A hundred years ago it's also a study of a neighborhood. And the music the clubs. The as well as the brothels that led to the rise of new form of music. They describe. What they were all kinds of sounds going on this period one of the predominant popular form at the time was ragtime. But there were a core of musicians in New Orleans who were working in the brawl folds. But on their off time they were experimenting with Cink patience new sounds new kinds of chord progression. What would eventually become known as jam as our exhibition not only. Commemorates. The closing of the story though district and this experiment came to an end. With a legal ordinance. That into the district on November 12. 1917. But this also commemorates the release of the first recorded jams. Music jazz is so associated with New Orleans and with story bill but we want to emphasize with our exhibition that. There were many kinds of forms of music going on in the district. Who bet that's part of what this exhibition missile. So Eric has the story an exhibition curator and kind of walk us through. Ballot than a great job so take me through what will see share absolutely had left to you. We you know have broken up this base into a few different teams are chapters we wanna orient the visitor. Now introduce some maps and kind of give them a timeline. In opener text panels of the period we're talking about store ago. Is open from. 189018. And 1917 the the original ordinance is passed and it may seventh it's about a twenty year period we talk about some of the larger brothels. That world would have been on basin street. Custom house or ivory bill. Common and who was there who was working there are some of the more prominent and Adams we also have a a wonderful map of the whole neighborhood and she can see. Where those brothels or were some of these smaller. Houses of prostitution words through the even smaller cribs. We talk about the music in the brothels this would have been different in the music in the clubs. Announced we give you an introduction into those sounds to his plane there what they were playing. And then we talk about the music in the rest of the neighborhood. The clubs the different answer that were there the band leaders. In the popular music and we and we finish it off with a discussion of how story bill ended in kind of what. Came after in that area and and how the district lingers on in our popular memory and then of course we also have a section. Dedicated to people who books of story of bill which you know as you mentioned Campbell is that we're very proud to say the our author I say for this sort or or those collection of guidebooks to sin thank you honorable yeah you're welcome it looks a story bill. So there really would guidebooks dissent yet and I'll let him let you go out there. Just fascinating did you need need a guidebook but yet tell us about the god put the sand well. Our new publication. That you mentioned guidebooks to say on the blue book's story build New Orleans. Is an annotated the bully no longer feel it turns we have a very large number of these little guide books. And they listed the houses of prostitution. And they were also directories to women who worked in the district. But beyond that there are also advertisements. For goods and services of interest to men. The new aerial disease cures. Liquor cigar. Believe it or not mineral waters. Champagne. All of these services. Are our marketing the district as an entertainment destination. Again we're we're trying to emphasize that story though was more than just the elaborate braunfels. And the prostitution. These guide books actually marketed the entire area as a place where tourists. A male Taurus of course to go dancing. To hear the news sounds. To relax have a good time it's sort of the beginning of establishing New Orleans has. A good time placed ago. Of the blue books were produced pretty much on an annual basis. Released around horrible time. In anticipation. Of more visitors coming in and New Orleans was being touted by city fathers as a winter tourist destination. And within that. These little blue book's. We're promoting the district. Four and then posting facility. The wind and it all changes come to an end under the laws changed but so basically what was going on that the people wrong woke up one day said that we shouldn't have this anymore because this is this and this is wrong and no. It hit and it wasn't that it would then again it was a problem. And story bill was a means of trying to control the problem. When story bowl was created the idea was to. Gather up all the prostitutes. And have them stay in one. A geographical location. They didn't have to live there but they could only ply their trade. In a certain geographic area which came to be known this story bill or the district. As time went on during this twenty year period. Attitudes changed. There was a rising middle class there was. The progressive error moralist. Who did not want to contain. Prostitution they wanted to eradicate it. And they were seeing that. The red light districts such a story bill was not actually containing the ultimate problem which was venereal disease. So it it was determined that. A red light districts were ineffective. In this trying to control both prostitution. And disease. And as the United States. Came nearer to entering World War I and it was discovered that recruits were already infected. It was determined that. This experiment. This ineffective. Experiment had to come to an. We're joined by a panel Arsenault author about the guidebooks to send the blue book the story of bill in New Orleans. As well as you know exe for earth and the New Orleans collections a historian an exhibition curator. So when the dates and how can is it mostly the locals you think of the be interested in story bill ours is something that tourists once when they come here would like to see. I think absolutely both. There for locals I'm sure everyone in the city has heard. The name story of all you know about you probably know something about the music that's going on around the turn of the century in an absolutely would recognize some of the musicians. In the exhibition guys like. General Morton. Who played there we mentioned Louis Armstrong. Who grew up in the uptown or blacks or own neighborhood and played some in both district. Tom King Oliver there's some other names I think people Earl will recognize and will be. Excited to learn more deeply about a subject they may have heard in passing. For those that cash yeah yeah absolutely and and I think out of town visitors are gonna be. Excited to see some of those same names as well and be able to place them within. Com New Orleans and see where they started their careers and in where they you know in the case of someone like Armstrong grew up and you know our I have the feeling as Pamela said this is kind of the beginning of the of new worlds is a destination city winter tours some city. In. You know a place known for its adult entertainment. Com which lingers on and I I have the feeling that people from around the country and you know we have a number of international visitors to our going to. Be excited to learn more about about that night I am I hope they are in so far so good that they exhibition opened. On on Wednesday. April April 5 so we've been open it just a couple of weeks. From indigo runs through December 2. That's set for ten charters street open 930 to 430 Tuesday through Saturday. Opened doors there's no no fee to come in walked through the exhibition so. Gonna be at the on the Williams resource center exactly yes but you like to add something Allan out you know whose interest is. You know all century later. Certainly the district has influenced filmmakers we have. The shooting script and poster from the 1978. Louis Malle film pretty baby there's very little left of story bill that holding area was bulldozed. In the 1930s and early forties for the construction of the article howls and project. Which in turn has been torn down this well. But there are a few architectural fragments that we have on display we have the fantastic. Go last transom. That came from mahogany hall Lulu white's famous brothel. And we have America panel from Jozy Arlington is mirrored music and ballroom. The elaborate mansion so that exist that are part of the the legend of this district and I think people will be interest in seeing. Those few ephemeral things that have gone the blue books are part of that too they're part of the few tangible. Ron remnants of the story apple does. It makes your work as trying to piece together in this history because so much was lost two history when you did guidebooks to send the blue book the story of el nuance and you had the blue books but who was it challenging trying to. To bring all this back to life. Yeah house but it was something that I really got into as a librarian. These guidebooks are sort of deadlier graphic aspect of the sex trade. It's my. Whilst very interesting absolutely any bless the worst about where Eric people can learn more the social media all you web site. Absolutely our website is www. H and sociedad orgy. I'm so it it'll have information as to. When the exhibit is open in our our daily hours all of that so. Go there if you if you'd like to learn more. About the show like I said it's Tuesday through Saturday 930 to 430 at the win threes or senator portend charter strictly. Wearing a lot of hats onto Pamela because you're also a curator of the exhibition as well co curator Eric and with the John Lawrence or director of programs. Also want to mention our web site also includes links to our Shaw. And our publications department and people can go there and purchase guidebooks to send as well as other. Publications that are. Institution has produced over the past years. Will they always see the titlist is part of the doha deal lord oh yeah the great I don't think there's so much you both of being with a camera Arsenault as well as Eric. We're appreciated they motionless for having us. We're joined by chip Patterson the executive director of the first tee of greater New Orleans. Jim thanks for being with that thank you so much for having me greatly appreciate being here this mark I've it was a really aware of the first tee of greater New Orleans he was a little bit of background. NASA the first tee chapter here has been around since 2004. The chapters had some ups and downs over the years obviously after Katrina. A lot of the local golf facilities were closed down for a little while for a couple of years and so the chapter had some struggles there. And then after that BP oil spill they lost some of their funding from some other sponsors. And the program kind of stop operating in 2012 as a result of that and so I was brought in at the end of 2013. To revitalize the chapter here in New Orleans area and so when I started. A few years ago we had about forty kids in the program. I'm working out of two local golf facilities. And since that time this year we X anticipate working with about 12100 students and are out of school time programs. And we have about 30000 students will take part in our national school program working with about fifty to sixty local schools. Bombed so we've grown significantly over the last few years. And as a result is just building relationships. With our golf facilities and kind of community with reaching out to schools. And so our goal is just to get as many kids introduced to our program as we can. As you mentioned we teach character education life skills and helping habits and we use the game of golf has really to hook to get kids engaged. And their goals to make them just better people in the community what is it evolved. Golf that such a great hook. Yes I mean I grew up playing a lot of different sports but the game of golf really lends itself well. On to teaching the first tee nine core values on zoning like it we've got concepts like honesty and integrity and perseverance. That are really a part of the game of golf so it's not a stretch you know we sit down and talked to a kid. About. Integrity and and how you demonstrate that on a golf course. Because it's a sport where your yourself officiated there are no rules calling penalties against you you have to call penalties on yourself so. I'm we teach those concepts on the golf course but then we really incorporate that into our lessons were were working with kids and we we can transfer those skills over to their life or their schoolwork on where we say whoa yeah you're showing them you're demonstrating integrity on the golf course how might she do that at home or how much you do that in the classroom how much you do that with your friends so. I'm were really making those connections to those core values. On and also with our nine healthy habits and so we're teaching about why you should stay hydrated over the course of the day or getting exercise or or stretching or. On proper nutrition go out and play a physical activity so. I'm wheat we teach all the skills around the game of golf but they really lend themselves well to transitioning over to what kids are doing as part of their the regular lights. We're joined by chip Patterson the executive director of the first tee of greater New Orleans. And this is a busy time for you what are some of the program that you're involved with. Yes so we actually just we've started our spring program session. So we do a spring after school session and a lot of the local golf Sony's reaction work out of ten local golf courses right now. On our spring session started right up after Mardi Gras the first week of march so we just closed registration for spring session. Tom we to a nine week program so again we have our nine core values and our nine helping habits so we do a nine week program session and all of the local golf facilities. We do after schools during the week in the we do folding programming on Saturdays. Around the greater New Orleans region so we got that program it's up and running right now. Won't have a summer session that'll come up starts the first week of June that we'll have registration open up on our website the first week of April. So again we do summer camps and we'll do weekend programs during the summer months as well during June and July. But before we get started with our summer programs are our big kind of event coming up is the Zurich classic on the PGA tour event that takes place at a TPC Louisiana. Out in Annandale. It's kind of our Super Bowl week where we have all of our kids that we get up to the golf course. They do a women's executive day where we have some of our female participants get to go out and learn some some from some really great female leaders in the community. They do a pro am event where the professionals are playing with amateurs and we had our kids be able to play alongside the pros. Out of the pro am. They do a caddy day where we get our kids out there in their heading for the professionals during the tournament. We do a junior clinic where one day with a couple the pros electric mountain works specifically with the kids. In the first tee program. And in the dead PGA tour event on Thursday through Sunday. We get our families out and we do field trips basically for a lot of our school organizations to get them out into the facilities and to see some of the golf out there are so. That's a really big week for us coming up. April 26 through the thirtieth so we're we're excited about that opportunity as well. How does a young. Kids come to you that holiday first introduced so they voting aspiring golfers yeah well we actually get a lot of kids who were not. Associated with the game of golf so I mean the first he's mission as an organization nationally. Is we're trying to get kids introduced to our program that are not typically from golf families and so we target minority participants we target female participants and we target older teens to get involved with our program. Because golf is a sport that if you don't grow up with somebody in your family taking you up to a golf course it's not like a football or basketball or you to shop at a park with a basketball in your playing basketball you know if you have somebody that's taking you to a golf course as a kid. A lot of people just never introduced to the sport so our goal is to do outreach in the community where we're reducing our program to kids who would have typically not been exposed to the games so. We start with a lot of 56789. Year old and have never seen golf they don't know anything about the sport they never touched a golf club on and it's okay kids don't have to have any prior experience to come into our program. Unlike a set Margolis the kids were typically not been exposed to the game. Because it's a really fun sport. And a lot of times parents think the barrier is the cost to participate in the sport of golf because it can be very expensive. Tom but with the first team we make that. Sport accessible to everybody by eliminating this cost barriers. So for example we have scholarships for any participant that joins our program that qualifies for federal free and reduced lunch that their schools they get a scholarship and they can. Output to take a program at no cost. We have partnerships set up with all of our local golf courses. Where the kids once they become certified first tee participants which mean they know the rules of the game they know the etiquette may have the skills to play they get discounted or free rates to go play in all of our local golf part of courses so and then we also provide obviously on the enters and role models were working with the kids throughout their time in the program. We have donated equipment that we can write sets of golf clubs for the students so there's there's literally no cost for the most part to participate in our program. I'm for the kids that you paid into our program at seventy dollars to the entire ten week program session so it's affordable for anyone. And again we're we're looking to get kids introduced to the sport because golf is a little different you know it's a lifetime sport that kids will be able to play until their hundred years old you know we've got. Coaches and volunteers who work with lesser eighty year old to come out and this is what they do to stay active his golf player on the gulf everyday. And so it's a lifetime sport but we tell all of the parents and the kids that golf has really. I networking activity. You know you're gonna meet people that she wouldn't necessarily have meant to other walks of life you know the being involved with the game of golf. And that's really that's so much deals are made on the golf course deals are absolutely had on the golf course that is not a lie we bring kids together from all sparked a town you know we have. Our programs in Jefferson Parish and plaque men's and and saint Tammany and Orleans. And so we're bringing kids from different geographical locations. We have all ethnicity is represented in our our program. We have almost 40% female participants we have older teams in the program we have all different levels associate comic status is so there's not a lot of programs out there are like our like the first tee. Where you're bringing kids literally the cross section of everybody from the area greater New Orleans so that's what I really like most is that we bring these kids together. And they become friends the participating in this program and they're gonna stay friends because they're gonna go out and play golf together eventually you know once they move on Pasteur are amp. A lot of enthusiasm Jim how can people learn more Yasir website is Debbie Debbie W dot the first tee no low end OL eighth. Dot org chip has been a pleasure having on the show I think he's a much I appreciate. That is our show for today or photos and more information on today's topics follow me on FaceBook. Monica pier present thanks for joining us until next time enjoyed this Sunday and the rest of you were we.