Jun 4, 2017|
United Way’s Terri Westerfield discusses the many services offered by the United Way of Southeast Louisiana.
United Way’s Terri Westerfield discusses the many services offered by the United Way of Southeast Louisiana.
United Way’s Terri Westerfield discusses the many services offered by the United Way of Southeast Louisiana.
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2 field and I am so pleased to date to welcome our guest doctor Calvin MacKey. He's a New Orleans native and former tenured Tulane University engineering professor. And let me tell you Israel ought to say about stab look mullah. But first startle and all you important to ended today. Know that you're not a way of southeast Louisiana has a blueprint for prosperity. To eradicate poverty in our region. We're strategically investing in programs and initiatives collaborations. And advocacy efforts to mean our communities Greece needs. We have a bold vision of equitable communities. Were all individuals are healthy educated and economically stable and Jefferson Orleans plot commends. Saint Bernard saint Tammany and pa. And Washington parishes. Production MacKey I think we can both agree that education is key. To building a foundation for future success and economic stability. And then miss that you have for stem know it is to grow. Future innovators. Creators and entrepreneurs. Through inspiration engagement and exposure are. And that's in the fields of science technology. Engineering and math and that's what we'd love to call stem. There. Would it can understand what you're growing it from the beginning it's growing up an out of a threat to America our logo is lucky sure it is an issue of people growing with stem symbols at the end of their fingers. Italy we'll hear more more doubts gambit yet you've been involved. Is that you were an engineering professor. You've been doing this for a long time you kept feeding you realized. What a potential we have. In our children for the future but new skills new things to be learned and I'm is where news. Definitely Terry wants personal wanted to thank you for having me and and I'm given this platform to talk amongst them Nolan possibilities. Before chosen in the 21 century. There's not a bit and it's still game are off the shelves and post them before still Mozilo that was there. So are a New Orleans native and went public school here in New Orleans. And I want to Madonna 32 McDermott 35 don't know what to Morehouse College in Atlanta. Got a BS in mathematics and I want to Georgia Tech across the street a rambling wreck from from Georgia Tech and a television. I got three degrees of BS MS and Ph.D. in mechanical engineer from Georgia Tech. And I graduate from George took my Ph.D. in under six I've been just dumping it very long term when he was Tim and it was him when it was that kind of submit. But but stone stem is not only the president but it it is the future. Here's something like. 82% of all jobs going forward don't require some time with them that are yes. I'm not so much interested in totally folks in all make sure that everyone from Assange an engineer but the 21 century. All about kids and all of us we have to be stem literate just. To function and that sic I I gotta tell you what my. Five year old nephew can pick up my phone you know how to do more things on that I can't mine map has gone to Aaron. Our member ride a bicycle all we want talk about age but on time Timmons I have to sit riveted the fraction of the percentage. Which you can't get away with just stating. About these topics and I've always been everyone's favorite school. But there are necessary. And I think what's great is that you make them. In trusting people want to know and you start at the very beginning. That's pregnancy. The man and a woman who knows how all will always have a job demand a woman who knows lie will forever be the boss. How cute computers at my kid can do everything with our regular electricity no. Not only have to take them to the next level of nor know why. And when I know why didn't you go back to how in the union with the policy cannot do is better and decrease and then never existed before. And when decrees something never existed before us are we getting new economy. They're so we give businesses up and down canal street important to us are we read it front and into ours and he doesn't win employable city as we changed the landscape of a city. Which would in every it is treated him makers can't otherwise get up every day with with the goal. Of create in a future branding getting up every day with the goal of waiting for somebody to create a future form and we got to start to we have to start when you're young. Started the very beginning I'm fees and other cities are columns we started the beginning and a teacher and at the president elect them of the past and a first name of the future. So we can talk about the present would understand the present Qatar about the future but I understand and where we all in the present. Talked to a lot of adult acute talk about where when how daddies and I'm like we wanna hear about any of that and it does. It it is not today if any any won't be if I relevant social media distort given Al Kidd it's the the mindset. And just steals in the tombs to create a future that Dick just president let me just add this to gonna you know be on the radio and has a lot of talk radio sports. I'm German leaks from the new recreation. A lot of our kids can go to the gym applicable basketball intern mentally focused to go to the gym and played football and determine if they can go swimming any term to bingo plea. Tennis in determining. Bishop be able to go to jail. Induced him in determining. European tour it was that necessary to fuel my kids are still in his school to agreed to give it to middle school. So we didn't we didn't we commander for a minute that the middle school given afoot now. That extra up promise you all achieve many did not wait two to patent in other Manning got to kill you going to give on the football. Data which is for Venus and Serena and Venus got a minute to get on the ten distracted we know it ticked and uplifting you have to critically. And we know addicted to being discreet factors an engineer our doctor we did still be on which our kids getting high school a middle school. To try to expose them to a possibility. When the rest of the world still and that would dedicate. I want howdy do how do you capture their imagination because I know much a couple of videos on your website in fact for those are listening right now. We document to go ahead and get that website where that is dumb knoller dot com are pretty easy to remember Nomar in oh they'll pay. Dark terms don't know in a delicate volatile. I'm like to talk I'm not hard to find people who Islam Nolan gold group grew Kelvin American and beyond over. Are you Google search OK and usually you make this a recreation it's gonna be at school and that's part of it is an mindset everything should Borchardt coal. While science is cool that's signs of really good real coup and our kids. I am convinced that we beat inquisitive miss out about kids when I was coming up in here I am as an adult going back when I was coming up. You know we didn't go by a stable we made a ski boot to do we do broke down a lot of two by four we have rolled mostly stayed to the states audit we made a school or school or skateboards whatever we want it we pretty much made literally give back to get down to is to a point where they can make. Terror we have just this challenge will be cholera aerospace challenge reputedly paper airplanes and you'll talk to put it to the target. It's very seldom meets his now chemical paper airplane. They don't think about it on Sunday that don't cover it. So if you do learn a lot from just from polar and a lot of current apple Jack for a rolled in a paper to trajectory don't think so that's a real determined to to try and expose our idiots. Which are exposed them earlier also this can be you know and a continuation. Of this inquisitive ness in a way we do it has to know we have one B program that would cost them Saturdays. Right on the second Saturday of every month on the circles that a river running New Orleans we show up at a brokerage facility in Norman disseminating them. And from seven to eight we Jews supported tabled in tune it to be chairs we divert their gymnasium until lavatory. Then at 8 AM all of the volunteers sure the volunteers leave that college to its. I will recalls don't professionals to professionals to be teachers are strong and it worked and stem industry but systemic issues like plumbers are anxious and I like stringent engineers if you guys and you know and young ladies with the Marines arming. The Coast Guard come out I mean it's down. It was an old jobs instead require at least a two year degree almost 17%. They're par four year degree so analyses don't term on nurses are talking about nurse's aide I mean it is across the these these spectrum of people that come out and violence in its support these kids so from eight and I and we China around a certain being. We have captured their imagination and I think that's what struck me about your videos. I watched the faces of the east ads that's currently on his biggest sauces I say never lie they are never there are all intuit in if you can get them nice young natural prost. Let's keep it going a little keep it. Move in and Bill Sammon is not it's not school 2.0. So McCain has come in and not a Clark. We ushered onto a table and every Toobin is one college student with just a professional and walk around. And we we give them activities is always hands on activities. But they learned that being like blowing sand density and the putting stuff than anything it's wind it's a monster afloat and have a front and getting wet. But that the last two owls they build a boat and Demi raised a boat. Wow did he take a boat home I know what color wheel to break it down right turn on the buoyancy and now it's going to be boat. How'd you do did you do they have direction or is it all on her own mind that no panic rate this is also so. Are we we don't professionals and teachers don't teach them facilitate let them beat. And this trainer comes and short guess wears a week with each kid gets the same kit and it is amazing the outcomes that you get. From the same kid runs the spectrum Iran's suspect I'm sort of live report is that when regardless are they go outside and we take for two by sixes within but he. You know TARP and put over and after inches of water to about oil and erased a boat you know a young lady a young man is who don't we got the same kid was my boat slow. And that's when engineering design process to me that's when in my sitcoms will equate your voters slow because you know you got a big block thrown. Her boaters faster because you know she really smooth this that says that the water while you only a dragon Awad and mr. wood is terrific. You know and then we can we have this conversation. An engineer to Brian design process that you define a problem. You build your model you test the model and then you go back to start all over again so we don't go back inside you know an incredibly different. And let me bring you because it sounds like and this is something that's different I think from the traditional classroom setting us. If if something's not right it's wrong it's a mistake. You're saying it's wrong retard remark continuous improv game exactly as strike and that's why keep the child. To literally right now I have lost money. Foundations have come out. Corporate from entry Bieber come out is how do we know kids to learn what notre. Testament posters to assume we engage between a 115 and 200 kids on a Saturday. At at at 9 AM in the morning if the first thing I do to 200 is almost that it won't it put a test of frontal. I'll lose this is not school 2.0. We have 202 is short but not in any hand in Trenton have probably they leave with something that they built if you don't understand that. I can't do anything for you that that is the greatest classroom in the world if I tell them you feel when you left. We have failed him no we tell them look now you know to make his vocal that you have to do is does this go home and tried to beautiful part of that parents call and get relic. This void to fill in the bed to bear arms about over the. I think just because you do so many different things have got to orbit hydraulics I think we do that under our report going to promote. Oh when he met that's filled up too so this. Where to keep listening everybody because you're gonna find out how to registering get ready knows her future. We just I enjoy it it's our job. It's worth it kids don't. Quote broke and we'll be doing our job to her kids were built Leo bridge. A drawbridge. They don't have to Roger Alec. Systems that otherwise when he approached the hydraulic. Being the bridge arises in and hit it in and because how many kids eleven. We've designed you know would be a popsicle sticks and dolls which is can make all the different type bridges and different ways. What is it teaching him just to me right I was listening out there and driving around your husband in one single. What is hydraulics. Once you do it why are so much OK if not so much about them drop its first thing he teaching them is given them the confidence that they can do something. She when he when he stole we've not been in league with something bigger home as soon mama daddy Graham on the quit. Give them a mindset. Of a continuous improvement is not about being perfect just about be getting better and better and better. Not a reason why we give them a different team effort every month Perry. Is that we don't don't like mathematics and you just want to win or teach them and puts it because we know he was teaching. What we're doing is giving them the basic understanding of a fundamental. Issues such that many get to the classroom and to join introduce the man you're not intimidated by Adam Matt and already don't understand that the phenomenon OK and and and it was missing. Guess I don't understand I met no you don't understand a physical phenomena of guns and the spread application understood the part application and strategically say this is this you represent just forced by this Matt you grubs and to close by that. And that's where put a first honestly don't know has been accused of going to school leaving -- over the endowment it's wild in three and a half years foursome with an event young ladies. And that's what we talked about doubt a little bit part of the show because. That is so big and so important we're hearing that for too often either or back in my day women were girls weren't in college to do that are. Now it's it's go out you can do what you do. I don't do it that's right you can do and are much I have in my life as a pharmacist. So she's just impersonal and Lima. Unknowns such greater came home and arguments and bring you some among girls tend to sign it well and I grabbed him by Stalin put him up against the wall. And after that I'm going to kill you before your mother accused him don't you ever see that again I don't know where he got it from didn't get it from. From our house nestled beings are ingrained into our own community. An indestructible we can't or shouldn't do when I don't believe but then did the young boys start to believe it at that that perpetuate an end and that has been it. Now did you know another example so we. You know everybody we do it different being two years ago we did a chemistry day. So we develop macular should be now roam free that's what kids are gonna come. They don't learn about a self boom we're basic chemical reactions but to take away every one of ideas to kids have to make some didn't he get away. Could that builds that confidence that deals grit. And that builds a desire to come back and do something. So we gonna do and rob Fergus is one of our colleagues who Ph.D. so what are the boys are gonna do that a boy to deferred since. Don't want to fragrance a silhouette Alaskan mr. David it rocket caused. Where did the girls do isn't it could cause. A sitting there you go Daschle biased and and try to get rid plan is played out. And he was adamant about boys and wonder pardons is a sure why a guitar Leo you'd have to frequent. Well Florida bar only known and known all the top meg yeah volley group. If you spot any relationship with governor John Lynch Bob let him go to let me do this government from Scotland fell lent. A like everything is an eerie we're breaking down Barry. It's for example in the first fifteen minutes from nine and nine drifting we have like introduction. Allow of the professionals introduced themselves. You would not believe. Via the diversity of the professionals are geographically. Racially ethnically. Room. From a monetary standpoint to different jobs so they don't dress like that work becoming shorts. I mean the committee hearing on it come to pony tails and Palin so there is a much in common goals are into the stores it. I like analytical and just like nick is looking like. We are destroying barrier than mythology is about who can become. These type thing and so what you look like you know it doesn't mean where you from within when you looked like does not matter we want every kid to know. They can start from where they are right there at that moment and put in the work and knew that effort. And achieve what are still called American dream just terribly just the greatest country in the world does this is the only country in the world where you can get up every day. It create a better tomorrow fragile self. Then we got to stop kitchen are accused of mediocrity. We got to start teaching our kids to my fitness somebody else can do for them. We want our kids to be in a position when it never have to depend on another man another woman another government to do for them. What they can do for themselves and asked Apollo still NAFTA problem being able to get up and believe that I can do. And in game going on in doing. And that also order a lot about it is it's it's the sciences but again this creative aspect we talk about how people are losing dot arts and music and other things. But in a sense in a real sense you're gleaning some of that back because now that creative thinking that inspiration. Is going into these projects that things that they are making with their hands. Because we believe it would be seen through the day. I would never tell a kid would you just it was wrong. I mean that is beautiful. Why Richard doing that with. How can that solve what we're trying to do but it didn't insisting that it is wrong we can say it doesn't work. Now what are you gonna do to give it to this point. So all of us have different arts. I have fiber of this this volatile get the same things see things different frame mommy and daddy but we see things differently so that's the beauty when you have 150 kids in May see. The same cute but they see a different outcome and let us know that each and everyone was has something to offer. Going forward. And we can build upon our knowledge and like with others with with others and as we bring in government that we we return to teach kids five. Skills they need the 21 century. It's five steals and our kids need a tune for sentient. And our kids and our kids but really surprised deals all of us need 21 century. The first give us critical thinking to the guitar from our robots and it ought to issue. Artificial intelligence. Well. A robot can only do that which is being reproduced over and over again is still an issue pivot a robot can't get it. So that person who can do lose a creative thinker can all think they robot first perform during the creativity. I mean critical thinking the next thing you need is creativity. A robot arm that are our enemy artificial intelligence it does not create. They can stamp the same thing out over and over again but they're not gonna come out with a new idea on bail. That's who we do so you have to be creed the third thing you have to do is that you have to be able to collaborate. All noticeable problems Terry they did their shoulder Allred doesn't know one person who's gonna sit down and saw problems with the NH there's going to be a group of people. Like us they didn't see things differently. That's all of these complex problems that face north and isn't this like to have them literacy because this is an all areas we like you know and we'd like to talk about property. Partly as manmade send email to sell property. Don't we may have felt probably is that everybody get together a diverse group B would get together as to how we solve this borrow so we gotta have collaboration. And then afford things we got to be able to communicate. Very important and it seemed to be a lot less thought that it. No matter what they say that's not made avatar took a so I mean it if it is breathing people. Who otherwise cannot communicate day in these cocoons. So we did a lot of communication implement communicate and in terms of the written word and also spoken word we're meeting a lot of kids and adults now who emotional intelligence zero. They don't have an a were a self awareness awareness of others so they can't collaborate. And a fifth thing that we'd like to save it that we dispute at the meeting between the first entry is community. You know I have to learn to communicate. Collaborate. Be creative and critically think any community that's otherwise not like you. And that is the key right there that is the key so that's why I still know if you go to school for for reduce what you get it for free. If you don't you have to pay a feat we we take equity and took counsel we've we've made it mean these we've made it accessible. To everyone in a beautiful brought about when everyone comes in a door. No one knows who deplores the liberals and the rich is no one knows to Brent you have kids in my lab coat to work and get over it. Building things together and let happening Gavin and then leaving each other hi I've need to understand MR currency units mark. What we've done that we've created equal system where accused shall enjoy this stuff. Who are otherwise didn't know enjoy this stuff can come and realize they have a place to me in the world and I'm not weird it's something. And that look would you talked about it is this the equity of it in that everybody. You don't going to thinking I'm rich Iran or on black crime wise or it doesn't matter your dirty air for one thing to learn. And to learn about actually each other district in this light that's like I even. If you come in like the school may bring ten people refused to put those ten kids are trying to. If you know just stay with just a big but if so are you still would you know you're rubbing your sister's three siblings. They must be a different tables said the kids coming and we ran to implement different tables. 'cause we want a forced him to be an environment. We're really don't know anyone in there may have to work together to come would dissolution and that's was that's mission in school. Smithson and you know in society. And that that dole go to beings to older of the skills they're now allowing America to remain in America and out innovate to rest of the world. And up to Mac yeah have to ask you because are actually we're out of the those who are listening and I think this is so amazing you you bet this is you said for awhile you're the first to really say wow. We need to do more of this territory and you have been acknowledged for this and I wanted to give you some kudos sport. Because. Women Angela cater you received in 2003. Wow. The presidential award for excellence in science mathematics. And engineering mentor. At a White House ceremony. And in 2005. You were the featured speaker first six regional forms for the College Board. And the opening speaker for the fiftieth. Anniversary. Of advanced. Placement. Conference. So the re saying all this because first of all you deserve a twenty accolades that I would thank you don't we'll sure listen just today. To realize you know you were stopped you've seen as you've been living it breathing it. And you've got to take. On how we can improve how our kids can grow and these successful. That others may be need to aspire to it. Military I mean you you've touched on something and I mean. Last night I went to school board meeting off. And and I mean I left so depressed. Because our disprove what came to me and offered me to work with them instead of and comments that came back from the school board members were so incomprehensible really ignorant. About. The president in the future in terms of what our kids need and I'm not try to put myself on a pedestal. Are some drum up a like amount in the wilderness screaming. Because people haven't been out in the wilderness. I was a professor at suing for two relative to personal after note in between in the history of the college of engineer and actually. I grew up all audible and your thought. Opposites who managed to ride my bike down and chewing. It in wonderful idea to attend Tulane and god bless you want to come back and be a professor. And when I came back to law is only had one mission and one purpose. How to let take what I know. And give back to my community LLC mark community that we talked about in top metropolitan. Area of the city of New Orleans and beyond the narrower. I'm not at. Total become a change agent in gift to. Not only to city. Almost Rahman in 1994 pretty much on a dime beer and until I went to be a teacher she's in baby teach the world a better way. To reach across a dollar Nelson Mandela's grandson he saw what I'm doing he said we want this in Capetown South Africa. I just got a call from Pakistan ambassador the embassy and impacts sentiment is there some way you can train has to do which you doing. And at the in New Orleans for much of a video is online this just this model has been replicated in Billings Montana. And actor walked on the street and sit down with people who have control. Over to them the resources in a future of our children. And they look at me like I got hold so much he. But I refuse I mean because this is not above them. They are prepared with just about our children's future and that's why I mean when I was a to point out holes I'll take like half a day in Cologne and today. Go on to the places. And we've danced them and know when we don't spend them on nine what we've done its damage was apparently does Norman Baker Louisiana we don't stem intangible I think you're doing of these immediately upon our immigration outlasted tangible. The senate to Washington players and we got they have just completely seed basically just isn't what our children. Neat. And I've just been blessed to. You know to be on the battlefield on the battlefield before other people went on just what to put good people to join. It's not about me and that we RB we believe we've created a platform for other people to participate on so did like does a young man can really be a model cause. So say you know what we gonna have a motto according. And I want to teach these kids my local radio check came in hit their kids what they do build in drones. I gave him a player from Nabil Jones still has to be to be one person. So that's rom on his radio show drugged and that's a joke to let people know that we open to people coming in and we Cree. Just an audience. Four of them to delivered a skills that they have their we have people in our community. That have some amazes deals but they don't know how to get it to the people. Well let's help them let's tell them now please give your web site. Given email address or so or anything and everything he's like so we believe a community high functioning communities especially our fortunes don't community. Is Charles senator adult govern an elderly room. So we focus on K12 kids to adults in our community our college kids sort of a place for a college kids for volunteers to volunteer okay Israel insurance have to go to. WW dot still know a dark come as a college juniors here but that's a volunteer. You put your name his school your major and guess what Stewart's. Update your stipend when you volunteer because our revenue come and work with these kids at ten dollars a debate between two and a fifteen dollar an hour based on where you are in school. Instead of working at McDonald's or amazes us somewhere a lie new skills that would we need in the community in and we play you. You know I have to say steichen because from W what you should be animal knowledge and I think we're you know what. Their time as guys who just like and you know what it was like being on notice like being a college and abort and a girlfriend supermodel Saturday. And both the walkway were a hundred dollar does a good day but I know I got a hundred dollar they can go hang out and they helped they may or something too about helped. They community they've made a difference they mixed them professionals. And they've made a difference and didn't from our professionals. And went to professional from anyone who's not in school we we have greed we have people we beat everybody. We have people at the registration day would you sign up as a volunteer. And when you come out in all of our admit we believe that we got what we call vertical mantra we have two kids. We surround with college kids that we surround him was don't professionals so just go to still no dot com here at the volunteer blood and inputs a name in India we just email you. That you know we have to admit you could come out of it or not. We don't try to force it on anybody and then also if you wanna believe in time felony charge of you wanna donate to have a big grid button. That's they donate that allows to Judas accessible and affordable. For all children and I tell you what eat it. You've got to promise you'll be coming back soon to talk more about it because everybody is listening day. This is so popular that stem Sanders you been growing he'll do more but right now hydraulics. Hey it's done it's over read that we've gotten used up all the way. He goes don't know you can see the scheduled for Joan I mean for our we take Joan over the decision scheduled for July and August. Are reluctant to expand too emotional to turn towards the river repair accident of beverage. Over the next six to twelve months and you're just in the hands of everybody in the coming back to give us an update right whenever you have gotten back up. Well thank you so very much doctor Calvin MacKey who is a New Orleans native and former tenured Philly university and aging professor. And does it stem Noah. I'm Jerry Westerfield. And for united way I hope you'll tune in next week. And in the era please join me in saying lit. Tonight. Good Sunday as well and you can go to thank you so much for joining us it gave me a vote. Monica. Coming up. More than just. Creation and bonus spirit this experiment. Prostitution. And details on the historic New Orleans election exhibition on the city's gone gone red light district. This injury after the closing though Louisville. And an exciting time we think it's. More on efforts to reform the prison them in Louisiana. A century after the closing at story they'll be historic New Orleans election 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 doesn't talk about it are Eric's the firth historian of an exhibition of the historic New Orleans collection. And Pamela Arsenault author of guide books to sit and the blue book of story they'll New Orleans. Good morning thank you both for being with that thanking you like what we began century after the closing the story of bill. Why is this exhibition so interest stayed 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 braunfels that led to the rise of a new form of music. They describe. What they were all kinds of sounds going on this period one of the predominant popular format time was ragtime. But there were a core of musicians in New Orleans who were working in the braunfels. But on their off time they were experimenting with sink patience new sounds new kinds of chord progression. What would eventually become known as jazz are exhibition not only. Commemorates. The closing of the story build 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. Japan's. 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 is all well. So Erik as a story an exhibition curator and kind of walk us through on the ballot than a great job so take me through what will see sure absolutely had left to you. We you know have broken up the space and took a few different teams are chapters we wanna orient the visitor. Which reduce the maps and kind of give them a timeline. In in our tax panels of the period we're talking about historical. Is open from. 189018. And 1917 me the original ordinance is passed in the eighth and 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 cyber bill. Common and who was there who was working there are some of the more prominent Adam's we also have a a wonderful map of the whole neighborhood and C concede. 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 sound to his plane there what they were playing. And then we talk about the music and 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 in Howell the district lingers on in our popular memory and then of course we also have a section. Dedicated to people who books of stories at all which you know as you mentioned Campbell is that we are 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 the looks of Sharia bill. So there really would guidebooks to set yet and I'll let Pamela you're out there. Just fascinating that you need need a guidebook but yet tell us about the god put the sand well. Our new publication. That you mentioned guidebooks to send the blue book's story Ville New Orleans. Is an annotated deadly dog or fear it turns out 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 bill was more than just the elaborate braunfels. And the prostitution. These guidebooks. 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. The blue books were produced pretty much on an annual basis. Released around horrible time. In anticipation. Of more visitors coming. 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 this thing facility. So when did all changes come to an end under the laws change but so basically what was going on that the people royal woke up the 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 of all 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 though 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 as the 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 entry in World War I and it was discovered that recruits were already infected. It was determined that. This experiment. This ineffective. Experiment had to come Clinton. We're joined by a panel Arsenault author opera guidebooks to send the blue book the story of bill in New Orleans. As well as scary exe for earth at the New Orleans collections a historian an exhibition curator. So what are the dates and how can is it mostly for locals you think of the be interested in story bill ours is something that Taurus once once they come here would like to see. I think absolutely both. There for locals Hampshire everyone in the city has turned. The names story bill you know about he probably knows 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. John 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. From 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 and I'm I hope they are in so far so good that they exhibition opened. Come 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 mom no fee to come in them walked through the exhibition so. Gonna be at the the Williams research center exactly yes the US to add something Linda out you know whose interest is. You know all century later. Certainly the district has influenced filmmakers we have. The shooting script and a 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 housing project. Which in turn has been torn down as well. But there are a few architectural fragments that we have on display we have the fantastic. Go last transom. That came from my heart any home Lulu white's famous brothel. And we have a mirrored panel from Jozy Arlington is mirrored music can ballroom. The elaborate mentions 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 to their part of the few tangible. Programme notes of the story told us. 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 us a librarian. These guidebooks are sort of deadly graphic aspect of the sex trade. It's my. It allows. Very interesting absolutely any bless the worst about where Eric people can learn more the social media all you web. I absolutely our website is www. H and sociedad orgy. I'm so it it'll have information is 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 way threes or senator portend charter street. We wearing a lot of hats on to Pamela because you're also a curator of the aggravation as well co curator Eric and with 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 title is is part of the doha deal lord's going integration I don't think you sober people of being where this camera Arsenault has grown or are you. Actually having. Talking this time about criminal justice reform and they joined by mr. Flozell Daniels the CEO and president. A foundation for Louisiana. Bozell thank you for being with that Good Morning America thinks enemy there's been so much dialogue over the years about prison reform especially in the week Deanna. An overview of where we go on right now. You know it's it's an exciting time we think it's a moment in history first you have the incredible reforms that are being pushed here in the city of New Orleans. We've produced the goods local GO rate historically over the last six or seven years. And do you see them municipal bail reform received reform happening at the jail. You see other kinds of things happening. And now we have and with the leadership of governor John Della woods. Are promoted by a resolution set forth by representative Walt was. That has recommended. A suite of bills that are now being set forth in the legislature. That gives us the state a historic opportunity. As to repeal the harm that the criminal justice system is done families. To create a situation when communities can be mean more safe. And that gives us a chance to save money. Hundreds of millions of Dallas Monica in ways that we can reinvest and families and communities again to make us safer. To make family stronger to make communities more close. And a return on our investment as tax and actual return on your investment and it's an excellent point you made. One of the things we tell people as we have spent billions of dollars on things that don't war. And we wouldn't have allowed that than any other arena housing. Economic development. You would be calling it corruption. You would be saying I'm a tax Payer. You're spending hundreds of millions and billions of Dallas on things that actually don't work. Where would we do that and so this is our chance that's a really precept of the fact that we've been doing that bond we have a real opportunities to. It talk about an overview of some of these there's another several of them but in a nutshell for the average person listening are someone who's experienced the criminal justice system. The latest today. What was some of both but both changes look like. Well this some critical things one that can be found that was the majority of people coming back into prison. Recidivism as a college. Well folks who are having a probation and parole technical violations often. Not able to pay their fees that are able to get the job because of having been in prison. Are having on their economic challenges may be committing low level arms I think having to do with violence it's so there cycling in and out so UC sound. I legislation changes that are gonna promote. Investments in probation and parole. Making sure that that system has the resources to help people really be successful. Connecting them with the parents of services that they need. You also gonna seed have a way of legislative change if we're successful. Looking at non dominant vendors and making sure. That when that sending people prison who we don't need to sent to prison that we have rehab being the so call habitual offender. Law that many district attorney's abuse part of what we're trying to do was tell truths about what's been happening without being disrespectful to our partners and friends. And so we've been working with prosecutors and DA's the truth is there and in some ways are struggling. To look at the change they still believe that you know status quo and what we've been doing this working. Even though Monica we spent ten months looking at evidence that tells us it's not working. Have to keep communities safe seat NC bills the do or don't work on work on those issues you gonna see legislation and people accident any. Martini that I am really allows us to look at another critical issue and that is the sentences. Are people who should be eligible for parole. I'm this is not a freeing anyone at the drop of the Daryn this is actually just making sure that we are following. The the lead of states like Texas states like Florida State like Georgia states like Mississippi and Alabama. None of them a soft on crime with a doing now is being smarter and crimes South Carolina. They've done justice reinvestment when you're seeing double digit dips in crime. And in their cost they're able to reinvest. And help families in communities be safer and that's what we wanna be able to do. We talking about criminal justice reform. Our guests as well as bill Daniels CEO and president of foundation for a Louisiana. A lot of talk about the recent rally your hat but how does the foundation for Louisiana. This particular our organization come to bait. Some really lucky and I get to run an organization. That really stands at the intersection. Civic leadership public policy. Community development finance and so we will founded as the Louisiana disaster recovery foundation. And what we learned over that time mannequin as we helped communities and communities helped us. I'm helped them. In a rebuilding housing in small businesses and stoking local economies and really are investing in people's ability to participate democracy. Planning and things of that nature. What we learned is our best opportunity is to do a couple of things one is to invest in leadership. In a way that identifies the best opportunity. Of people their families and their communities to be economically strong. To be able to participate in democracy. And and be able to influence public policy so that we can have that scale change. The other thing that we learned. That would deeply committed to. From an equity and inclusion perspective. Is making sure that all Louisiana and have a chance to remove barriers. That are keeping them from living the high quality of life in achieving the American dream. It won't surprise you that because Louisiana's most incarcerated state in the union. In the most across route place in the world per capita. Our prison system in the criminal justice system at large. Is keeping tens of thousands. Of really on high quality individuals. I'm having access to the opportunity to get jobs to get housing to get education. I'm and we are really I am incentivized. To be apartment so I get the opportunity. Because the organization supports me to serve in these civic capacities. And we get to make small grants and partnership opportunities. With mission critical nonprofits and organizations. That removing that that mission home. Although you talked about incarceration rate not only in this country but around the world give us an example of what that looks like well you know. It's had its niche and I think we are thirteen times higher than China. Five times higher than Iran are far higher than anywhere else in the US and its whom we tell people that. We've got legislators say to us the session didn't know as much as we been talking about China we talk about Russia we talk about these places and you go you know. Those people that we don't we play over there we don't live with civilized and this is what we do wrong and we've gotten themselves into attract Monica. And it's an enormous financial system. This is an uncomfortable thing that people don't like to talk right. But that thousands of jobs attached to the system state line it's a people really do him feel like well if you change something may be. That would destabilize. My job you know my wife's job you know we've gotten into this thing what which I do with this legislation in these reform packages. Is say it's time for us to our mind. This trouble that we've gotten ourselves into and we can reinvest those resources and create jobs in other ways that actually helped Louisiana fans. Imagine that recently there was a rally health about the rally what was the response to what happened after that O'Malley was amazing have been door policy who worked for more than twenty years. There more than 500 people who came from across the state New Iberia Shreveport Munro Baton Rouge. But Charles New Orleans you name it. And all of them I'm feeding the kind of profile. On this amazing collection. This partnership. Of cross sector folks who have been working on this they were. Are people of faith. The or business people. And grassroots activists and advocates. You people who themselves have been imprisoned only have had family members in prison they were college students we saw. A bus full of dealing university students there. It's great to see them students from LSU and other places. And they were all they had to see really something really powerful and that is this is our time. One of the speakers on who spoke after me. Ousted if you referenced this biblical notion of being that a free reign and it doesn't matter whether your personal faith and that. He really spoke to this idea. That like the leaders who came before us whether it's the civil rights movement. Women's suffrage are. Any great changes. In America that have created opportunity for people this is our chance. Be not afraid we have the data in the evidence to prove. What the right passes. We have mission critical leaders who showing them from places we've never seen before. We have certainly seen members of the black caucus and at the more progressive members. Who we have conservative business people. With the right don't climb folks making major investments in being really sincere. As it comes to the table to talk about with these reforms look like we have members of faith community. Black why Monica young old upstate and downstate. Saying this is not time in a rally was really. Exemplified. The spirit of really moving this legislation and in this historic moment forward. It was similar to a kick off rally at that the capital absolutely so any other plans so and the U going to be monitoring the bills that will be making their way to the legislative process you've got to believe in what we're asking our friends near and far. But to do particularly with folks who've had experiences are level we have thinking. About what they think this reform can look like to improve their communities. It's to reach out to legislators. In their homes places to support this legislation. Really ask them to support the justice reinvestment package. It all goes together it is meant as you say it's not only save money. We start doing things that harm families and communities. It will allow us to invest that money into things that will make communities safer. Reduce recidivism. Reduce our prison population. And allow us to be small. Unarmed car. And would also impact on the future employment opportunity to people who go through the criminal justice. Oh absolutely one of the things that we are excited about. Is this legislation and are all about reps and it won't Shea that re directs the reinvestment. Into proven strategies some of that will be 4 I am 21 century formation control efforts and really make sure people have support systems. Some of that Monica will support partnerships. With the workforce commission with health and hospitals. With the department of families and children Swedish make sure people have as many supports is necessary. That's what matters. We learned from the pew research and who's been staffing and saffron helping this people who. An and quite frankly keeping us out about partisan sort of positions to make sure we was staying focused on on the data. At the most critical time is that for 72 hours when people get released if they can get the supports it they have somewhere to go that safe. They have family systems and nonprofit networks and other places that are gonna help them. The sort of re into society that's our best opportunity we hope to make sure that those resources are reinvested in those. I'm proven proven strategies. And to make sure we get that time. Talking about criminal justice reform our guest this Flozell Daniels the CEO and president of foundation for Louisiana. Final thoughts what she did both listening today other than contacting their lawmakers and that we should we be doing all in the average. The average person should be asking itself a critical question in this is something that we have been thinking about deeply. For years Monica since I'm 46. As a second remember we've been saying crime is a problem right and we should be tough on car. And it has been the mantra that has been with folks who say it repeatedly so much so that we believe it. Even though we now know it's not true. And so would people should be asking their local legislators. The district attorneys. If police chiefs Hernandez's. Why can't we change. If what we're doing. Hasn't worked. It's created the highest level of incarceration. And was too worried about crime. Maybe we should do something different we can look at the strategies employed that's South Carolina and Texas and Alabama and other places. How do we found create the kind of investments to make our communities safer. That allow us to be more humane and fear in decent. Louisiana people of good people there's no reason why are we should be incarcerated to agree terms. Higher than people in other states would no different we could people in the system should treat them like good people and for people that a dangerous we have provisions for the none of this legislation is going to upend our ability to deal with aren't offenders. It just creates space for us to invest in what we know where our heat for being with the day. It is the beginning of. June and by our area it means the beginning of the 2017. And Atlantic hurricane season. Area officials encouraging everyone to be attentive. Make sure you have a plan and they'll wait until the last minute to get your batteries and water all of your rations keeping fingers crossed but just in case. Area officials are urging all of us not to become a place. That is I feel for today thank you so much for joining us until next time enjoy this Sunday and the rest of your week.