David Hammer

WWL-TV

Guest

Investigative reporter at WWL-TV, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans; winner of the National Beat Reporting Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists for his reporting on the BP Oil Spill while at the Times-Picayune 

David Hammer on KCRW

The worst marine oil spill in history has led to an unprecedented environmental penalty.

BP, Gulf States Settle for Nearly $18.7 Billion

The worst marine oil spill in history has led to an unprecedented environmental penalty.

from To the Point

Brown oozed has begun to show in marsh grass on the coast of Louisiana, and part of the oil slick has entered the “loop current,” which could take it around Florida and up the East…

Oil Reaches the LA Coast and the EPA Demands BP Stop Dispersant Use

Brown oozed has begun to show in marsh grass on the coast of Louisiana, and part of the oil slick has entered the “loop current,” which could take it around Florida and up the East…

from To the Point

Mardi Gras  has been described as the tale of two cities: New Orleans before and after Katrina.  Last year's Mardi Gras was the first after Katrina, and it was mostly a local affair. …

Mardi Gras Revelers Flood Big Easy, Residents Ponder Jump Ship

Mardi Gras has been described as the tale of two cities: New Orleans before and after Katrina.  Last year's Mardi Gras was the first after Katrina, and it was mostly a local affair. …

from To the Point

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