June 6, 2011 – MacArthur Genius Says the BP Disaster is Far from Over
The Guardian has described Louisiana chemist Wilma Subra as BP's "worst nightmare." A winner of the MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, Subra has spent 30 years giving technical assistance to community groups dealing with environmental problems. Based on her research, she says there's reason for concern about human health and seafood safety on the Gulf Coast. Produced by Richard Ziglar and Barry Yeoman.
5/27/2011 – Charter Boat Captain to GCCF: "I'm Not Settling"
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility has predicted that most businesses will recover from the BP oil spill by the end of 2012. Like many others, Bryce Michel isn't so sure. Business at his company, Topwater Charters in Cocodrie, Louisiana, is down 50 percent this year. Michel worries it may never fully recuperate.
April 28, 2011 – Just over a year ago, an explosion ripped apart the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, unleashing what was to be the largest oil spill in US history. 11 men died in that explosion and 16 were injured. Only days before the disaster's anniversary, another rig worker was killed in the Gulf. This begs the question: what has really changed for the people working on those rigs? Zoe Sullivan investigated for KRVS.
April 19, 2011 – On April 20th, a group of Louisiana musicians will kick off a second-line parade marking the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. The procession will leave Louisiana Music Factory at 6:45 p.m. and end with a 7:30 concert at Tipitina's French Quarter. From KRVS in Lafayette, Louisiana, Richard Ziglar looks at one of the artists behind the event, Lafayette Parish singer-songwriter Drew Landry. You can learn more about the April 20th events at guitarsforthegulf.com Richard Ziglar reports.
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.