KRVS Local

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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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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