KRVS Local

KRVS Local
2:17 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Charter Boat Captain to GCCF: "I'm Not Settling"

Photo of Bryce Michel by Barry Yeoman. Click to enlarge.

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.

Produced by Richard Ziglar and Barry Yeoman.

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KRVS Local
12:13 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Rig Worker Safety?

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.

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KRVS Local
9:40 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Louisiana Musician Finds His Own 'Solution to Pollution'

Landry at a Lafayette film festival, where he played music and shared some of his post-spill experiences. Photo by Barry Yeoman.

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.

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KRVS Local
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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