Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, not everyone is “back to normal”. On this edition, we follow BP’s trail from the Bayous of Louisiana to the fine art galleries of London. Featuring: Antonia Juhasz, investigative Journalist Monique Verdin & Beau Verdin, Houma tribe members David Gauthe, community organizer Thomas DarDar, United Houma Nation Chief Mark Miller, Southern Utah University History professor Mel Evans, author of Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts Host: Andrew Stelzer Contributing Producers: Anna Simonton SEGMENTS Houma Tribe Fights for their Existence 5 Years After BP Reporter Anna Simonton takes us down to Southern Louisiana, where the Houma people have been battling BP–and the entire oil industry–for decades, as they struggle to maintain their community’s very existence. Antonia Juhasz on BP and the Gulf, 5 years After Deepwater Horizon We speak with author, analyst, and oil industry expert Antonia Juhasz. She’s been following BP since even before the Deepwater Horizon spill, going back to her 2008 book, “The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry and What We Must Do to Stop It.” Keeping Big Oil out of Big Art We go to BP’s corporate hometown, London England. For the past decade, going back even before the gulf coast spill, a coalition of artists has been subverting the oil giant’s efforts to greenwash its reputation through sponsorship of the art world, and specifically, the Tate, one of the most highly regarded art-institutions in the world. More information: Liberate Tate Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts by Mel Evans Oil and the Arts Antonia Juhasz United Houma Nation My Louisiana Love BP Global-Gulf of Mexico Restoration You & I Films 10 Reasons Why BP Got Off and Offshore Oil Drilling Just Got More Dangerous The politics of energy: Oil and gas The Great Invisible (movie trailer) Pretty Slick (movie trailer) The Dilbit...
In the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in recent history, we look at Haiti’s history with the United States, the militarization of American relief efforts, and the economic policies that have contributed to the devastation of Haiti’s capital city.
Hurricane Katrina was one of the most destructive disasters in U.S. history for human lives and destroyed property. And while a full three years have passed since the storm, New Orleans and the surrounding region are still in a state of “rebuilding”. How does this ongoing state of recovery translate into the daily lives of the city’s marginalized populations? We talk to activists and visionaries from the New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic who are reinventing their community’s health and wellness landscape.
Women, particularly poor and homeless women, young women and women of color, across the nation are struggling with access to quality comprehensive reproductive health services.
As the year 2007 ends, we reflect on three key issues we covered this past year and hear the voices of: the immigrant labor force in post-hurricane New Orleans, domestic workers in the United States, and Iraqi refugees on the streets of Damascus.
After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, thousands were sent to live at Renaissance Park, a FEMA run trailer park. Hundreds of families are still stuck there. We hear from youth, women and advocates from “Workers Centers,” organizing to move out.
It’s been two years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast.
Two years since the levees broke and changed the face of an entire city, state and region.
And despite hopeful signs of renewal, New Orleans and many parts of the Gulf Coast are still in disrepair. So how much has really changed? How much has stayed the same?
On this edition, correspondent Reese Erlich talks with musicians to learn how the historic New Orleans music scene endures and how new influences are bringing hope to the struggling city.
On this edition, we will hear from four people speaking at the U.S. Social Forum. They are working to rebuild and strengthen their damaged communities.
New Orleans Now: Immigrants, Labor Rights and the Human Cost of Rebuilding an American City – Part 3
On this edition, part three of our immigration series, we hear from two people who have affected countless lives by providing a basic necessity: health care.