KRVS Local

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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KRVS Local
2:47 pm
Wed October 12, 2005

Red Cross Provides Applications in Person

Red Cross workers at the Acadiana Branch office in Scott
by Beth Fertig

Lafayette, Louisiana – After enduring weeks of frustration, trying to apply for Red Cross cash
assistance by telephone, evacuees are now able to apply in person. Thousands
of people have applied already in the Lafayette area, prompting the Red
Cross to close some offices now that it says they aren't as busy. The
Acadiana chapter in Scott, however, is still taking applications. Reporter
Beth Fertig visited the office and produced this piece.

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KRVS Local
2:29 pm
Tue October 11, 2005

New Orleans Culture Evacuates to Lafayette

Accordion player Bruce Daigrepont at the Festivals Acadiens in Lafayette. Pictured left to right are Amanda Lefleur, Terry Huval, Bruce Daigrepont and D.L. Menard.
photo by Beth Fertig

October 10, 2005 – In the past six weeks, Lafayette Parish has absorbed as many as 30- or 40-thousand Hurricane evacuees. Most are from the New Orleans area - including some key players in the city's arts and music community. Those musicians and artists are now trying to help each other get employment,
healthcare and support while they're in "exile" from New Orleans.

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