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Gulf Spill Anniversary: PDX 2 Gulf Coast and Gulfsongs Oregon Join for Benefit Event on April 20, 2011


In commemoration of the anniversary of the biggest single environmental disaster in US history, the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we’re partnering with Gulfsongs Oregon to present a concert and the premiere of the short documentary film, Beyond the Spill at the Alberta Rose Theatre on Wednesday, April 20th. There will also be an update on the [...]

Save the Date: April 20 Beyond The Spill Premiere + A Night of Music


WHAT: PDX 2 Gulf Coast teams up with Gulfsongs to premiere Beyond the Spill with an evening of music. New Orleans native, musician, and music educator Reggie Houston will lead four of Portland’s superb piano players through a program tracing the evolution of New Orleans and Louisiana piano styles. With Reggie providing the musical history and [...]

Oil and Water: Book Preview


With the help of New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler and Oregonian columnist Steve Duin, we’ve been working hard on our book, Oil and Water, a book-length comic that is a fictional account of the experiences of the PDX to Gulf Coast team as they traveled from New Orleans, LA to Mobile, AL to witness, firsthand, [...]

The Top 10 Articles You Didn’t See: March 2011


The Gulf Coast may not be gracing the headlines, but there’s plenty of things happening in the area that continues to feel the severe ramifications of last year’s spills. Every month we’ll be highlighting some of the news articles that didn’t make headlines, keeping you up to date on what’s taking place in the Gulf [...]

Introduction to Just Below the Surface Curriculum: Remarks by Sylvia Earle


Below is the introduction from our recently released curriculum, Just Below the Surface: Perspectives on the Gulf Oil Spill, written by Dr. Sylvia Earle, oceanographer, formerly Chief Scientist for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and currently a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. This one session discussion guide explores the connections between Deepwater Horizon, energy policies [...]

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