KRVS Local

KRVS Local
4:04 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

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

Photo of Rosina Philippe by
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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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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