Need to Know follows Harry Shearer, the writer and comic actor, through New Orleans, as he punctures the myths and misconceptions about Hurricane Katrina.
Having second thoughts about that shrimp kebab or grouper sandwich? Alison Stewart tells you what you need to know about eating seafood from the Gulf.
The state attorney general has charged BP with the “unlawful” release of toxic chemicals at its refinery in Texas City. The incident took place just two weeks before the start of the Gulf oil spill.
Read the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit against BP.
Need to Know follows up on a previous report and travels to Grand Isle, Louisiana, to see how residents there are coping with the Gulf oil spill, more than 100 days after it began.
This week on Need to Know: Women in the military’s elite bomb squad. Special courts for veterans. And BP’s “other” disaster in the Gulf. Plus: A special summer movie edition of Next Week’s News.
Americans use to believe they had control over nature. But as Naomi Klein explains, the Gulf oil spill and its aftermath have shattered that dangerous myth.
How serious are the short- and long-term health risks for clean-up workers? Need to Know talks to BP, leading scientists and Louisiana state health officials to find answers.
John Larson travels to Samso, population 4,000, to find out how its residents kicked their addiction to oil — and how the U.S. might follow their lead.