New Film Looks at Continuing Problems From BP Oil Disaster in Gulf; and Tampa Business Group Holding Forum on Cuba This Week

04/22/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Today is Earth Day…..Coming up this past weekend marked the third anniversary of the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. BP is telling us things are back to normal. But a new film suggests that not all is well with the Gulf of Mexico. We’ll talk with the film’s director. And we’ll talk about a forum on US Cuba relations that will take place this Wednesday in Tampa…..

But first- several listener comments about the presumed religious identity of the Boston Marathon Bombers and Jim Hightower’s commentary from last Friday. Here’s what three listeners had to say.


Last Saturday marked the third anniversary of the start of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf. After the initial outrage, most of the world has since forgotten about the upper Gulf Coast Community….What has been the fallout from the spill? The cleanup process removed most of the visible signs of the disaster--- the oil on the surface of the gulf was made to disappear by using highly toxic chemical dispersants.

There’s a new film out that looks at the BP disaster – it’s called DIRTY ENERGY: THE DEEPWATER HORIZON DIASTER, by award-winning documentary film-maker- Bryan D. Hopkins. It looks at what’s happened to fishermen, local environmentalists, scientists and members of the cleanup crew, who were hardest hit by the aftermath of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon.

Here’s the film’s trailer:


Next up- there will be a forum this Wednesday at 11:30AM at the downtown Tampa Hilton on US-Cuba relations. It's being organized by Steve Michelini with the Tampa World Trade Center who joins us live.

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