Wednesday, October 6

SPECIAL GULF COAST EDITION OF OKRACAST: KENDALL STORK

Kendall Stork 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 Kendall Stork's.

Kendall Stork is the co-owner of the Lighthouse Restaurant in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. Stork’s parents opened the restaurant in 1979, and it has been the go-to spot for freshly prepared local seafood ever since. This interview is a great example of an establishment’s never-ending support of its local economy, even in the face of adversity.

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!