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4:39 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

For One Cajun Shrimper, a Journey from Despair to Defiance

Photo of Darla Rooks by Barry Yeoman. Click to enlarge

April 12, 2011 – For One Cajun Shrimper, a Journey from Despair to Defiance

April 20 marks the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blowout, and it's still too early to measure the complete cost of the ensuing disaster. But we do know that the BP oil spill upended lives in ways that defy quantification. Here's the story of shrimper Darla Rooks, who lost everything but her fighting spirit. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar. Narrated by Barry Yeoman.

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KRVS Local
4:09 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

An Oystering Community Contemplates Life Without Oysters

Photo of Stanley and Byron Encalade by Barry Yeoman.
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March 16. 2011 – An Oystering Community Contemplates Life Without Oysters

In Pointe-a-la-Hache, Louisiana, the oyster harvest feeds widows, sustains relationships, and keeps the rural economy humming. But the BP oil spill shut down the oyster industry in this predominantly African-American community, and residents say it will take years to return. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar. Narrated by Barry Yeoman.

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KRVS Local
4:04 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Grand Bayou, Self-Sufficient and Shrinking, Prepares for a Fisheries Collapse

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Barry Yeoman.
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March 27, 2011 – Grand Bayou, Self-Sufficient and Shrinking, Prepares for a Fisheries Collapse

Members of the Atakapa-Ishak tribe have found a creative use for a high-tech fencing material that has protected soldiers in Iraq and strengthened levees outside New Orleans: They're building gardens that will keep them fed in the event of a seafood shortage sparked by the BP oil spill. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar. Narrated by Barry Yeoman.

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KRVS Local
9:56 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Oilfield Worker's Wife Sets Off for White House on Foot

Photo of Cherri and Forest Foytlin by Barry Yeoman. Click to enlarge.

March 09, 2011 – Cherri Foytlin is an environmental activist in Rayne, Louisiana. Her husband, Forest Foytlin, worked on a deepwater rig before the BP oil spill. This weekend she leaves on a 1,200-mile walk to Washington, D.C. Her message to President Obama is a complex one. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar. Narrated by Barry Yeoman.

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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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