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Clearing Hurdles, Crude Oil, Sinking Cities Special Report | 6/21/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

CLEARING A HURDLE FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

Natasha Williams takes a look at a major hurdle cleared toward fixing the duplication of benefits trap that has kept thousands of 2016 Louisiana flood victims from tapping into federal recovery dollars. She talks with Congressman Garret Graves and a Baton Rouge man who has lived in a FEMA trailer for three years, unable to finish rebuilding his home. A hurdle no more, but have checks been cut?

LOUISIANA’S CRUDE OIL INDUSTRY

Andre' Moreau reports on how the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port has become a major world player in the export of crude oil. Industry experts Tyler Gray, President of Mid-Continent Oil and Gas and David Dismukes, Executive Director of LSU's Center for Energy Studies are interviewed. Dismukes analyzes the economic impact and public policy issues of this Oil Boom.

SINKING CITIES SPECIAL REPORT

In a special "Sinking Cities" special report, WWNO in New Orleans, in partnership with LPB, takes a look at how folk life in Louisiana is being threatened by the destruction of Louisiana's coastal areas. People, forced to relocate their communities, could also watch traditions and cultures disappear.