53 minutes | Feb 7, 2023

David vs. Goliath

The shadow of Goliath is looming over St. James Parish, Louisiana, and it’s called The Sunshine Project. This $9.4 billion proposed petrochemical plant would sprawl across 2,400 acres, pushing up against the community that has lived and died there for generations. Our David is lifelong resident Sharon Lavigne. After teaching special education at the local school for over 30 years, Sharon becomes an accidental activist trying to save her community and its history.

This series is presented in partnership with Only One, the action platform for the planet. Only One is on a mission to restore ocean health and tackle the climate crisis in this generation — with your help. Visit only.one to learn more and get involved.


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Discarded is a Lemonada Media original, presented by Only One. Hosted by Gloria Riviera. The producers are Alie Kilts, Alexa Lim, and Gloria Riviera. Tess Novotny is the associate producer. Chrystal Genesis is the supervising producer. Jackie Danziger is the vice president of narrative content. Mix and Sound Design by Natasha Jacobs with additional mixing by Ivan Kuraev. Music is by Hannis Brown. Naomi Barr is the fact checker. Executive producers are Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Jessica Cordova Kramer.  To learn more and take action, go to only.one/discarded.

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