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Dead Zone, Sinking Cities, Foster Care | 6/14/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

THE GULF OF MEXICO’S ‘DEAD ZONE’

Andre’ Moreau talks with Ocean expert, LUMCON and LSU scientist, Nancy Rabalais, who has been diving into the Gulf of Mexico and measuring oxygen levels since 1985. When there is too little oxygen to support marine life, it’s called a ‘Dead Zone.’ This is caused by high water in the Mississippi River watershed that funnels excessive nutrients and fertilizer into the Gulf each year. Rabalais discusses what is expected to be a near record-size ‘Dead Zone’ this summer.

SINKING CITIES

As part of the PBS and WNET “Sinking Cities” initiative, LPB has partnered with WWNO Public Radio to highlight how Louisiana is addressing climate change. WWNO reporter Tegan Wendland interviews Angela Chalk with Healthy Community Services about how the 7th Ward neighborhood in New Orleans is using flora to combat flooding.

EXPANDED FOSTER CARE

Natasha Williams explores what a decision by lawmakers this legislative session means to foster kids. The state expanded its foster care program to cover youth in the state’s care until the age of 21, up from the previous age limit of 18. Find out how this will help those in the foster care program.