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Louisiana Considered: Louisiana’s Lost Gravesites, RISE St. James’ Fight Against Environmental Racism

A map shows the location of Formosa's proposed mega-plant plastics manufacturing complex in St. James, "The Sunshine Project." RISE St. James is one group fighting against the plant’s construction.
  • RISE St. James organizer and recent Goldman Environmental Prize winner Sharon C. Lavigne joins us to tell the story of how she helped stop the construction of a $1.25 billion Wanhua plastics plant in St. James Parish, in the area called Cancer Alley.
Karl Lengel has returned to New Orleans to serve as WWNO’s local host for All Things Considered, a post he held here pre-Katrina. Besides radio, Karl has had a long theatrical career too; read on to learn all about our talented and versatile announcer! He and his wife Ann Casey are delighted to be back home in New Orleans!