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.
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.
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.
To commemorate our 20th anniversary, Living on Earth is digging back into our archives to revisit some of our first shows. This week, we travel down to the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana, an area that over a hundred petrochemical plants, and many African Americans call home.
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.
Indian and US investors are banking on football as the next big sport in India. They are starting a professional football league, but it remains to be seen whether the cricket-mad nation will take to pro-football.