FDL Movie Night: Tanzania, A Journey Within

By: Monday April 21, 2014 4:59 pm

Tanzania A Journey Within, directed by tonight’s guest, Sylvia Caminer, begins with a simple concept: Venance, whose mother died from HIV, left his home in Tanzania nine years ago to pursue his dreams of a college education. His friend Kristen, who he met while they attended the University of Miami, is a privileged girl from Virginia, and would like to go with him and see the Africa she dreams of–wild animals, mud huts, a peaceful existence with nature.

 

Herpes-Ridden Monkeys: Florida Wildlife Just Gets Worse

By: Friday September 13, 2013 4:15 pm

Florida is not only God’s waiting room; sometimes it’s also Hell’s. Invasive species–including Burmese pythons, Madagascan hissing cockroaches, walking catfish, stucco-eating giant snails–are endangering native species and disrupting the delicate ecosystems. And then there’s herpes infected wildlife, and I don’t mean the humans cataloged on the Twitter feeds, Florida Man and Florida Woman.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Subhankar Banerjee, Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point

By: Sunday September 16, 2012 1:59 pm

Gulf communities are still dealing with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest disaster of its kind in the history of the petroleum industry. The leak gushed unabated for three months. But how much worse could the damage have been if it occurred not in the mild weather conditions of the Gulf, but in the midst of blizzards, with temperatures plunging -100 below zero, in a region of shifting ice, violent storms, darkness, no roads and few seaports?

BP Oil Disaster: What News Media Need to Do Next

By: Sunday June 6, 2010 8:00 am

Media need to focus now on policy implications of the oil spill.

Need, Greed and Oodles of Red Tape: A Visit to Yscloskey, Louisiana, Part 2

By: Sunday May 23, 2010 7:00 pm

Fishermen’s woes, a paddle trip through the bayou, and staying true to ourselves — a journey along State Highway 46 in Louisiana through St. Bernard parish, towards the Gulf of Mexico.

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