A rare glimpse into the oil rigs on Alaska’s mysterious North Slope

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Alaska’s North Slope is barren tundra, shrouded in mystery for those people who don't live or work there. It's also where we get more than 15 percent of domestic oil. Writer Jeanne Marie Laskas is one of the few people to penetrate the tight-knit world of roughnecks — the men who bring the oil up out of the ground. The Takeaway talks with Laskas about her singular experience documenting the lives of North Slope oil workers.
Guest: Jeanne Marie Laskas, contributor to GQ Magazine


Noel King

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