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Oil Spill Update in St. Bernard Parish (May 14, 2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-05-14

Duration: 00:07:31

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Gulf Of Mexico | Disaster response and recovery | Environment | Small business | Fisheries | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Thomason, Charlie Interviewee
  • Pohlmann, Jeff Interviewee
  • Clark, Brian Interviewee
  • Taffaro, Craig Interviewee
  • Melancon, Charlie Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mary Speaker


This segment from the May 14, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s visit to St. Bernard Parish to see the effects of the ongoing BP Oil Spill. During her visit, she interviews: Captain Charlie Thomason of Bayou Charters in Hopedale and Jeff Pohlmann of Today’s Ketch Seafood in Chalmette about the effect of the BP Oil Spill on their businesses; Captain Brian Clark of the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office about the utilization of boom and his concerns over the upcoming hurricane season; St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro about the need for additional boom to protect the coastline; and Congressman Charlie Melancon and United States Senator Mary Landrieu about the disaster assistance loans available to local businesses through the Small Business Administration. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford