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Uneasy In New Orleans

Above: Maria Garzino, Contract Specialist, US Army Corps Of Engineers, blew the whistle on the poor workmanship within the New Orleans hurricane protection system, and was later named Public Servant of the Year by the Federal Office Of Special Council.

Aired 7/13/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

You may know him for his voice work on "The Simpsons," today humorist Harry Shearer talks about a much more serious topic, his documentary, "The Big Uneasy."

Film Screening

"The Big Uneasy" will screen at the La Paloma theater in Encinitas on Friday, July 15. Director, Harry Shearer will make an appearance via Skype. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office.

Harry Shearer, director of “The Big Uneasy”, in New Orleans.
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Above: Harry Shearer, director of “The Big Uneasy”, in New Orleans.

New Orleans is not only a city recovering from a devastating environmental disaster, it is a also a city living on borrowed time according to the film "The Big Uneasy" that opens in Encinitas this Friday.

The director of the film, Harry Shearer, is well known to public radio listeners as a satirist and the host of "Le Show."

He jumped into a new medium with the film - in it he tells a story that reveals the flooding of New Orleans was no natural disaster. On the contrary he says- it was a man-made disaster and Shearer says, another man-made disaster is just waiting to happen there again.

Guest

Harry Shearer is the director of the documentary "The Big Uneasy," which premieres in Encinitas on Friday July 15 at the La Paloma theater.

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