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April 05, 2011

The Gulf Now

George Barasich, a third generation commercial fishermen, is starting a new shrimp season, having already been  been out once. There's still uncertainty about the real impacts of oil from the BP spill, and there's public perception that Gulf seafood is tainted. It is likely to be one of the hardest seasons of his life.

Also in this episode, We stay in New Orleans for our second story today. Walter Payton is a bassist who performed with the Preservation Hall in New Orleans. He died this past fall, but his music, and his stories, live on.

Plus, when the new "Architect Barbie" appears in the stores later this year, it will be thanks in part to Despina Stratigakos. For the last 10 years Despina’s been campaigning for a doll to represent that career. She tells Dick she’s been amazed at the reaction of real female architects.

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