New Orleans, LA – Thousands who fish for a living face the loss of their livelihoods because of the ongoing oil disaster. Many of these fishers are Vietnamese, who face an added hurdle to obtaining compensation and work from BP because of inadequate interpreting services. Zoe Sullivan has the story for WWNO
New Orleans, LA – Bob Thomas of Loyola's Center for Environmental Communications and Shirley Laska of the University of New Orleans CHART program discuss pay for Fishers and Citizen councils in relation to the oil spill
New Orleans, LA Detriot , Mich – Rebuilding Detroit Schools: A Tale of Two Cities. 1 hour call-in discussion program about the reforms in New Orleans and Detroit Public Schools. Paul Vallas guest. WWNO in cooperation with Michigan Radio. Aired May 25, 2010 at 2pm.
New Orleans, LA – This Week, federal authorities expanded the area off-limits to fishing to 11,000 square miles of coastline stretching from Louisiana to Florida. Oil has been spilling from the Deepwater Horizon well for close to 3 weeks, and attempts to stop the flow have so far failed. As the mass of oil nears the Louisiana marshes, residents respond to try and save the wetlands that protect cities from hurricanes and provide breeding grounds for fish and wildlife. Zoe Sullivan reports
New Orleans, LA – The oil leak in the gulf is already begun to impact louisiana's seafood industry. Local sellers report an uptick in business in the past week from customers who worry their next shrimp poboy could be their last for a while. But as the long-term effects of this spill remain unclear, some are wringing their hands while others are shrugging it off. Eric Eagan has the story.
New Orleans, LA – Just east of the Mississippi River and about 20 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Shell Beach, Louisiana is a community of fisherman and fishing camps put on hold. Their waters closed to the oyster and shrimp boats which normally would do a brisk business this time of year, Shell Beach residents are bracing to see what becomes of their livelihoods and their home. Eve Abrams reports.