Southern Writer Rick Bragg on Gulf Spill a Year Later

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

NASA recently released pictures showing the view from space of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (NASA)

It’s been one year since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico. All week, The Takeaway is talking to Gulf Coast residents about how the spill has affected their lives. Today, we check in with Southern writer Rick Bragg, author of "All Over but the Shoutin."

Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction writer, talks about life on the Gulf Coast a year after the oil spill and his optimistic belief that tourism will return to the region.


Rick Bragg

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Posey Gruener

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