In Deep: One City's Year of Climate Chaos

About the Program

In summer and fall of 2020, amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, two hurricanes hit Lake Charles in short succession. That winter, the city was hobbled by an ice storm, and just a few months later, devastating flooding killed several people and left many stranded in their cars, fearing for their lives.

Our program will put these events into context through the lenses of climate change and equity. Climate change doesn’t affect everyone equally. As storms and other calamities fueled by a warming climate devastate cities with growing frequency, the trauma and burdens will be increasingly suffered by poor people and, in many places, disproportionately people of color.


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Preview audio available: July 20, 2021
Promo spot available: August 18, 2021
Program rundown available: August 25, 2021
Date content will be uploaded: August 25, 2021


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August 27, 2021 - November 30, 2021

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Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before December 1, 2021. The program (episode) must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact Marge Ostroushko at

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Renata Sago

Renata Sago is an award-winning journalist whose voice, words, and photography have appeared in The New York Times, NPR, the BBC, and at The Getty Museum. She has documented the wealth gap, the global influence of Black Harlem Renaissance-era performers, and the grassroots movement to re-enfranchise youth and adults in the United States. Prior to a career in professional journalism, Sago worked in Paris with newly-arrived immigrants from North and West Africa. Sago received a Bachelor's in International Relations from Brown University and a Master's in Political Science at Université des Antilles et de la Guyane in Guadeloupe. She is from Chicago.

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