This week on The Promised Land, Majora Carter visits New Orleans East, the most dense ethnically Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. In the Gulf region, about 80 percent of Vietnamese Americans were connected to the fishing industry, and the BP oil spill hit the community hard.
We look into how more than 1.5 million trout, salmon, and walleye make their way into Vermont waters from state-run fish hatcheries. Also, we talk with a pianist who began playing after being struck by lightning, and we visit a high school where students prove they’re ready to graduate.
Shawn Good is
a fisheries biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Department. David Deen is a fly-fishing guide and chairman of the House Committee on Fish,
Wildlife and Water Quality. They speak
with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about how to keep the fish biting in Vermont.
Town Meeting is just three weeks away, and we talk with with Secretary of State Deb Markowitz about the local balloting and the Vermont primary. Also, New York’s north country may be seeing an infusion of economic development aid, and we check in
with people ice fishing on Lake Champlain.