Stories of folks trying to survive a huge drop in oil prices and fewer rigs pumping in the Bakken.
“What’s the most dangerous job in America? … I’d have to say oilfield worker.”
The PBS doc is airing nationwide this year.
“I like it,” says one woman. “The fighting. The blood. The broken bones.”
“Rolling coal is more than a thing. I almost call it a movement.”
Black Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North Dakota is produced by independent producer Todd Melby and brought to you by Prairie Public, Zeega, and AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated. Black Gold Boom is part of Localore, a national initiative produced by AIR, in collaboration with Zeega, with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and The Spence Law Firm.