Watching Grown Men Cry: Fear and Distrust in Mississippi


We’re rushing from Grand Isle, Louisiana to D’Iberville, Mississippi where our guide, Pat Heidingsfelder, along with the help of local community organizer Linda St. Martin, has set up a town hall style meeting with Gulf Coast shrimpers. It’s an uncanny mix of folks: half are Cajun, the other are from the Vietnamese community. But in [...]

How a Community Responds: Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Talks to Ocean Springs


Driving east from New Orleans and towards Mississippi, we cross a number of bridges. In this region, water is everywhere, and its importance to the economy, people and landscape is hard to deny. Statistics on how many fisherman have been affected by this oil spill are everywhere, but statistics only tell half the story; they [...]