Thursday, September 30

SPECIAL GULF COAST EDITION OF OKRCAST: GREG LADNIER


Greg Ladnier by Ashley Hall

This summer, Ashley Hall, SFA member and freelance writer, embarked on a journey to collect stories relating to the effects of the Gulf oil spill. She traveled the coast from Biloxi, MS, to Apalachicola, FL, as a field correspondent for Gravy, the SFA foodletter, revisiting oral history subjects whenever possible. She collected some new voices, too--voices like Greg Ladnier's.

Greg Ladnier is a third-generation seafood processor and the current president of Sea Pearl Seafood Company in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. This interview describes both the current and future hardships his seafood processing company must overcome as a result of the Gulf Coast oil spill.

We will be featuring all of Ashley's Gulf Coast interviews on OKRACAST, so check back each week for new installments.

Grab some headphones and go!