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Language Barrier Vexes Vietnamese Fishermen Reeling From Gulf Disaster
Nearly half of the estimated 40,000 people who make their living fishing in the Gulf of Mexico are Vietnamese. Most came to the U.S. as refugees from the war and established close knit communities that provided shelter and support. But in that community, many Vietnamese never learned to speak English. This language barrier is now causing problems as they try to cope with the BP oil disaster. We speak with Tuan Nguyen, deputy director of the Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation in New Orleans.
Congressman Markey to BP: Rely On MIT Minds, Not PGA Golf Balls To Fight Oil Leak
BP is relying on the same technology to deal with the oil spill that was used during the Exxon Valdez spill more than 20 years ago. And while drilling technology has advanced, cleanup and accident response technology has not. Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey wants to change that. He says in the weeks after the accident in the Gulf of Mexico, BP relied on shooting golf balls into the well to stop up the leak, when they should have been using 21st century technology. He's drafting a bill to force oil companies to fund new technologies, so the next time there's a crisis, they'll have state-of-the-art equipment at the ready.
Listener Letters: Fire Chief Responds To Oil On Alabama Coast; Concerns About Onshore Drilling
- Donations To Help Preserve Weeks Bay:P.O. Box 51/Magnolia Springs, AL 36555
- See: Map of Weeks Bay
Marriage Proposals Morph Into Negotiations
June is wedding month. But how many brides and grooms got to the wedding with an old-fashioned proposal? We speak with sociologist Amanda Miller, who says today's proposal is more likely to be a negotiation. We also speak with Josh Brentan, who blogs about being a groom for Brides magazine.
What couples negotiate before the bride says, "I do:"
• Selection of the ring
• Timing of the wedding
• Length of the engagement
• Where they'll live
• How to fairly share the household chores and finances
Music From The Show
- Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
- The Beatles, "It's Getting Better"
- Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
- Dntel, "Last Songs"
- Solomon Linda, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Mbube) performed by The Tokens
- Chris Brown, Rob Allen and Andre Merritt, “Forever” performed by Chris Brown
This program aired on June 10, 2010.
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