Tropical Storm Lee caused torrential downpours across the region and flooding in some low lying communities, such as the town of Jean Lafitte, where mandatory evacuations were in place and the waters rose high.
One year ago this month twin disasters struck America’s energy producing regions. Forty men died in West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch Coal Mine and on the Deepwater Horizon oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico. Family members share their stories of loved ones lost, and reveal the price of energy that doesn’t show up on ledger sheets.
we talk with Dean Blanchard owner of a wholesale seafood wholesaling business in Grand Isle, Louisiana. He endured a blow to his business, a layoff of 65 employees, and has endured a long wait to settle a claim with BP.
Susan Evans grew up in Louisiana during the 1950s-60s. Her first year of high school was the first year of enforced integration. Years later she was able to confront her family's racism. She was inspired by Elia Kazan's film Gentleman's Agreement.