The news today that another explosion had rocked an offshore oil rig off Louisiana's coast prompted immediate comments about the conditions on the rigs. Lousiana's workers have been struggling since Hurricane Katrina, and the oil spills have just created another opportunity for employers to exploit low-wage, often immigrant workers. Luisa Dantas is the director of a new multiplatform documentary, Land of Opportunity, about the working conditions in and around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and she joins guest host Ed Ott in studio to discuss what she learned while making the film. Along with her, Jacob Horowitz of the New Orleans Workers Justice Center checks in via Skype to talk about the organizing going on in the area across racial and ethnic lines, fighting exploitation.
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