THE PEOPLE'S POWER HOUR
WHIV FM 102.3 FM | Tuesdays 1-2 pm (CT)
The Alliance for Affordable Energy's weekly discussion on energy matters in Louisiana. We talk tech, policy, politics, economics, civil & environmental rights, and the fair transition to clean and affordable energy. Giving you the information you need to use your power.
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Why is Louisiana facing an insurance crisis? Homeowners are struggling to afford the hundreds and even thousands of dollars per year more it now costs to insure their homes against floods and disasters. Jackson Voss, the Climate Policy Coordinator at Alliance for Affordable Energy, talks with hosts Yvonne and Sophi about the legacy of slavery and racial discrimination in the insurance industry, how a state-provided insurance program is contributing to jacked-up rates, and solutions for more equitable insurance.
Sheila Tahir, of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, draws connections between the 1811 Louisiana Slave Revolt and the grassroots environmental movement of the River Parishes. Sheila hosts the Down by the River Bike Ride, which introduces how themes of resistance and resilience have defined the area now known as Cancer Alley for centuries. Join our host, Yvonne, to learn about the transition from plantations to petrochemicals in the region.
Sophie Zaken & Yvonne Cappel-Vickery
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