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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 worked in the lively arts as an actor, announcer, manager, director, administrator and teacher. In broadcast, he has accumulated over two decades of on-air experience and is currently WWNO’s anchor for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a host for “Louisiana Considered”. He holds a BS in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MFA in Film and Theatre from the University of New Orleans.
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.