KRVS Local

KRVS Local
10:52 am
Thu March 3, 2011

Researchers Call Oil Spills and Climate Change a Devastating Combination

Torbjorn Tornqvist,- Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University. Click to Enlarge

March 01, 2011 – Most of us shudder to imagine the impact of another large oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And for good reason: A spill in future decades could have even more devastating consequences than the 2010 BP spill. Produced by Richard Ziglar and Barry Yeoman. Narrated by Richard Ziglar.

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KRVS Local
3:07 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Pointe-au-Chien Indians, Reeling From the Oil Spill, Watch as Their Land Washes Away

Photo of Donald and Theresa Dardar by Barry Yeoman. Click to Enlarge

February 15, 2011 – One of the first communities to take a direct hit from the BP oil spill was the 700-member Pointe-au-Chien Indian tribe near Houma, Louisiana. For them, the disaster is ongoing and part of a larger threat to their ancestral home. From KRVS in Lafayette, Louisiana. Produced by Richard Ziglar and Barry Yeoman. Narrated by Richard Ziglar.

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KRVS Local
11:50 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Vietnamese Fishermen Search for the Monetary Value of a Lost Culture

Photo of Ve Nguyen by Barry Yeoman. Click to Enlarge.

February 14, 2011 – Kenneth Feinberg, the Boston attorney in charge of reviewing claims for the BP oil spill, says he expects to start paying interim and final claims later this month. But as Louisiana's Vietnamese-American fishing community has learned, some losses are harder to quantify than others especially when what's at stake is a way of life. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar. Narrated by Barry Yeoman. Translation and voiceover by An Nguyen.

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KRVS Local
3:14 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

200 Ailing Pelicans Change One Man's Life

Bart Siegel caring for a pelican.
Photo courtesy of Bart Siegel. Click to Enlarge

February 24, 2011 – The BP oil spill triggered an outpouring of volunteer energy. Concerned Americans lay boom, picked up tar balls, and performed mundane tasks like answering telephones. A few helped transport or clean oiled birds. Regardless of what they did, many volunteers now find themselves transformed. Produced by Richard Ziglar and Barry Yeoman. Narrated by Richard Ziglar.

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KRVS Local
6:25 pm
Wed November 2, 2005

Cajundome Moves Final Evacuees

Kendell Simon outside the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA.
Photo by Beth Fertig

Lafayette, Louisiana – Over the past two months, Lafayette's Cajundome has hosted more than 7,000 evacuees from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. But in recent weeks, the shelter's population dwindled. And this week, the Dome finally closed down - moving the remaining 80 people to a smaller shelter. 15-year old Kendell Simon and his mother, brother and sister were among the first to arrive and the last to leave. Using a recorder on loan from KRVS, Kendell recorded his final few days there - and his mixed feelings about leaving.

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