PBS NewsHour

Why Louisianans don’t trust government to clean up the state

Clip: 03/22/2019 | 9m 51s

UC Berkeley sociologist Arlie Hochschild traveled to Louisiana, the second-poorest state, to explore why its neediest populations simultaneously rely on federal aid and reject the concept of “big government.” As Paul Solman reports, the author and professor discovered many residents feel betrayed by their state's government for failing to protect them from toxic pollution that risks their health.

Aired: 03/22/19

Rating: NR

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