VietNOLA

From the Westbank to New Orleans East, there is a vibrant community of over 20,000 Vietnamese New Orleanians.  Once a week host Kim Vu invites a guest to chat about Vietnamese etiquette, ancient proverbs, Vietnamese events in New Orleans, and Vietnamese food.  A Vietnamese-American recently arrived from California, Kim combines her own discovery of the local Vietnamese community with her deep familiarity and love of Vietnamese life and customs. Kim and guests weave a tapestry of fun and pho, Hanoi and poboy, as VietNola explores the world of Vietnamese New Orleanians, here and in Vietnam.

Tung Bach Ly - A Seriously Busy Guy May 29, 2014

Have you ever been to the DMV or some other official kind of place and seen immigrant parents with little English proficiency helped out with the paperwork by their school-aged children?  Tung Ly was that kid.  When he was growing up in Tulsa, there were many occasions where he had to help his parents with basic stuff that many of us would have taken for granted.

Nowadays Tung is still playing that role - but instead of helping his parents to understand a tax form, or to renew a drivers license, he's helping staff at all levels at the City of New Orleans to understand and to adopt complicated software systems that will hopefully make their jobs easier, and improve services that are provided to the people that need them; it's an incredibly important job these days as the City makes major efforts to modernize the way it does business.
Tung  stops by to talk about that, and some of the many community service activities he's active in, including work with PropellorVAYLA, and the Awesome Fund, just to name a few - this week on VietNOLA. 

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