drinking water http://wrkf.org en WEDNESDAY: Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-lieutenant-general-russel-l-honore <p>Retired Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore joins Jim in the studio to discuss a plethora of issues and topics. In his usual passionate, loud and outspoken manner, the General talks about leading the Green Army, a loose network of environmental groups which tackles environmental issues such as saltwater intrusion in the Baton Rouge aquifer, the sinkhole at Bayou Corne, coastal erosion, and wetlands preservation. He touches on Louisiana's HIV problem, the seafood industry, and "holding Louisiana politicians accountable" for what they say and do, and specifically what they don't. The General wraps up the show by chiming in on Russia's invasion of the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and&nbsp; what might ensue as a result of Putin's actions.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:22:36 +0000 Jim Engster 23344 at http://wrkf.org Deadly Amoeba Found For First Time In Municipal Water Supply http://wrkf.org/post/deadly-amoeba-found-first-time-municipal-water-supply A 4-year-old child who died of a rare brain infection in early August has led Louisiana health officials to discover that the cause is lurking in the water pipes of St. Bernard Parish, southeast of New Orleans.<p>It's a type of single-celled amoeba called <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/"><em>Naegleria fowleri</em></a>, about a <a href="http://www.webmd.com/brain/brain-eating-amoeba">tenth the width of a human hair</a>. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Richard Knox 16160 at http://wrkf.org Deadly Amoeba Found For First Time In Municipal Water Supply