Thursday, October 14

SPECIAL GULF COAST EDITION OF OKRACAST: RICHARD GOLLOTT

Photo 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 Richard Gollott's.

A lifelong resident of Biloxi, Mississippi Richard Gollott runs Gollott Seafood Company and Gollott Ice House and Oil Deck in East Biloxi. He is an enthusiastic spokesperson for the quality of local seafood and was tapped to be one of the local businessmen to sit down with President Obama on his trip to the region in June of 2010. This interview is yet another display of the Gulf Coast community's optimism in the wake of disaster.

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

Grab some headphones and go!