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tv   Doc Film - By Train from New Orleans to New York  Deutsche Welle  October 25, 2017 3:15am-4:01am CEST

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european parliament has called for the controversial weed killer of life a say to be phased out in the next five years that prompted the european commission to drop its proposal for a ten year license extension of life a state is most frequently is the most frequently used herbicide on the continent while your forties have deemed it safe for humans to consume world health organization says it could cause cancer a special committee is set to discuss the issue on wednesday. now we all know that fighting climate change means limiting the amount of harmful emissions in most cases that means looking to when you will energy instead but sometimes in industry there is no getting away from the fact that carbon dioxide dolls and up being produced so a company in the german city of phased in has come up with a way to turn that c o two into an eco friendly few. steel plants amid huge quantities of carbon dioxide but
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a new technique promises to turn the potential pollutant into a source of clean fuel. some fire a company in dresden has developed a way of using that otherwise harmful gas to produce an eco friendly fluid called blue crude. on its own it's already an alternative to fossil fuel. but a further steps can produce other products like diesel or aviation fuel. a diesel is a synthetic fuel which hardly has any emissions it's a groundbreaking but there are concerns as keep craft. and there are concerns from some quarters that approving our kind of fuel would hamper the development of immobility. we don't believe that we believe both can be used alongside each other . but as long as something one hampers the other then it will be extremely
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difficult to succeed with this technology. extreme shares your focus is on. a process known as electrolysis allow surplus electricity from renewable sources to be transformed into a synthetic fuel. synthetic fuels like a diesel don't require new infrastructure tanks and gas stations and conventional internal combustion engines can continue to be used. these workers in dresden are hoping someday to mass produce a diesel in places like norway such a breakthrough would take their electrolysis process into the real world. they were to internet access in cuba has been slow and expensive two years ago the socialist government hooked up a tiny share of private households in havana to the world wide web mostly academics scientists and journalists the rest stand up using y.
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five pocs public areas that offer internet access and over four hundred on the island that many cubans happy about it writing messages and sending photos making phone calls or skype in with friends and relatives in all corners of the globe all of this is now possible in cuba is why five parts prices have dropped from two u.s. dollars to one fifty per hour but that still represents five percent of the average monthly income of just thirty dollars but it's not just the high prices that disturb many cubans. i talk on the phone by internet with people about private things and all around people can listen in that it would be nice if privacy could be protected but as long as it's not like that we have to live with what we have but i mean like everything on cuba a little surreal you can really experience the intimate lives of people someone pleading like when you finally going to send me an invitation or another i miss you
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my son the whole of cuban life is being played out in this park the exodus of those far away that have left and those that stayed here the whole thing makes me say that you thought oh they're going yeah. two years ago the first private broadband network was late in havana and promises have been made to hook up the entire island by the end of the year but repeated problems mean such a plan is something of a utopia and one many for now at least can still only dream on. that's what europe's they were they just wrong the walled off business from or find us on facebook follow us on twitter i d w underscore business on air as well head on the c humphrey my thanks for watching right now here's a look at the well pockets of buying.
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majestic locomotives will power through diverse landscapes will meet local characters go from the sunni towns to the bustling metropolis. will visit places of great importance in american history and discover a small events that shaped every day knife. the main character of our american adventure is the train that makes its daily journey from the gulf of mexico to the atlantic get ready to climb aboard the present. my. new orleans the birthplace of jazz it's a vibrant city on the mississippi delta with something to everybody yet the
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president meets the past. with its population of around four hundred thousand new orleans is not a notch city by american standards but it's vibrant and loud. the. freight trains with a hundred or more cars line right along the riverbank they take several minutes to pass through. but the wait is worth it. get back to you know was he his. own yet. i won't know what you do.
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yes we're just. going. now that it's a new orleans welcome. street cars have shaped the cityscape of new orleans for the past hundred and eighty years at first street cars were powered by horses and stealing their next trick now the next class once covered three hundred kilometers today just thirty six kilometers remain there a tree. the st charles line is the oldest continuously operating line in the us the river front line runs along the edge of the french quarter and the canal street line covers the main street of new orleans. on other cars days when a cool breeze blows new orleans shows its melancholy side tourists and locals on the streets and squares around st louis cathedral seem unaffected.
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in the french quarter the city's oldest neighborhood most of the single and multi-story buildings are made of stone and feature you're trying balcony as the spanish and french influence is unmistakable. the thank. you and. the new orleans jazz and blues are inseparable louis armstrong and fats domino are among the sons of the city to name that two of its greats. days the mood maybe move relaxed but there's virtually no record that will silence the instruments had. the sound. thanks to the first.
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it's early in the morning on loyola haven't you it's not far from the main station the new orleans union passenger terminal it seems to be busy. most passengers now prefer to travel by bus there are just three passenger trains departing new orleans each day. the building dates back to nine hundred fifty four it's was the chin urals of the city's history month depicts the early history of the railroad when steam trains competed with who says. the first train started running in america in the early eighteenth that is the baltimore and ohio railroad hosted a special race. in the very beginning steam
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technology was just coming to fruition in england but to be you know chose to haul its first passenger cars by horse later several engines were tested and a gentleman named peter cooper invented the first american built steam locomotive which was nicknamed tom thought because it was a very small little boxy engine in august of eight hundred thirty the story goes that there was a race between this mechanical engine and a horse drawn car and during the race one of the belts on the wind blower broke on peter cooper's engine tom thumb and the horse ultimately ran the race but as we know steam technology and motive power would beat the force in the air. we still use the term whose power trains today have more than four thousand three hundred horsepower. each carriage has one steward it's very comfortable fast and
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just can check in from six in the morning those open for boarding at half past the crescent consists of two engines and nine carriages. thank. the light is eerily beautiful as the train sets off at seven in the morning. thanks we passed slowly through new orleans named the crescent city because of its location on a bend in the mississippi river. the air. passengers
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we face a thirty one hour ride will cross twelve states and cover more than two thousand two hundred kilometers on our journey from the big easy to the big apple. the air. new orleans is bordered by the mississippi river to the south and by lake pontchartrain to the north a shallow body of water three times the size of lake constance three roads and one train line run across the lake on stilts the lake has a friendly face in a new night that wasn't the case in two thousand and five. am. since two thousand and six the new easy ana state museum has hosted an exhibition about the harken history of new orleans. with
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a special focus on harken katrina katrina changed the city. one of the great things about the story is that the human story behind each of the exhibitions that you'll see of this particular exhibition really express how these people of the american south came together to rebuild a community. it wasn't just the hurrican that caused terrible destruction. holding back naik pontchartrain crumbled surged into the city from the north unhindered katrina changed the lives of new orleans the people physically the way we live in the way we work. we are trying to build back the city right sitting having great success there a chance to psychologically to think the people of new orleans are more virulent now and i think we're more proud that we were before the storm because of what we survived. poor
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doubt his emotions each day recording the horrific events on the wallpaper of his house. the wreck of the grand piano that belonged to musician fats domino hanging above the installation by michel goaded who grew up in new orleans it symbolizes his grief for the sixteen hundred victims. hand symbolized the willingness of those who were not affected to help to lend a hand. my
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left without the woods we had north on our venture beyond new orleans we find rural landscapes with bar ists fields and foams. we are approaching meridian a small town in the state of mississippi. one of the greatest country music singers in the united states was granted here in eighty ninety seven the jimmy rogers museum resembles an old train station rogers was the third and youngest son of a railroad family the museum is filled with many of his personal items.
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and opened the safe for the jimmy rogers museum and then the jimmy rogers guitar. that we keep in this life jimmy had many guitars this was his final guitar he ordered it shortly after he was discovered one of our guests when he was based in here hey point to this ho and he said sing this how you say this house right here and he kept saying that about four or five times and then what that's what country music was oh right they are right they are and what do you like to. america and another guest said when asked americans because jimi had such a profound influence. as a young man jimi was just whacked for the new orleans and northeast and rally wait as a break man among other things. soon he was beloved to leave the country many
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of his experiences during his time on the road found their way into his songs today this is known only to fans of country music. his music came from his work on the rare and from his former life and from living in rural mississippi and traveling around the trying as he travels from place to place. he loved the railroad he just didn't want to work on the railroad he wanted to sing about the railroad and he's left us many many wonderful songs and we appreciate the great his music. jimi watches and he lived to be thirty five his short career lasted just sixteen is
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the singing brakeman died on neva twenty six nineteen thirty three of tuberculosis it is. he picked up during his time on the railroad the. the the if. we leave the roots of country music and behind. the old man has been stabbed in the dining car. we're just waiting for designed. there are three times logs available for lunch we chose the middle one half past twelve. am a train has left the state of mississippi and is traveling through alabama i am.
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in the early nineteenth century i know was mined in the area surrounding birmingham to bring its industrial history to life for future generations the state of alabama set up an open and museum a few years ago the tan hill and lux historical state. not much remained at the historical buildings that's why much was rebuilt using the original plan. was a boom town in the late eight hundred after their free to structure period after the civil war that's when the pressure really started to get going and towns like birmingham and from places over here where they're brown or fields to the places where adjacent to the red or fields that were located closer to the brink of city limits so the production center there twenty two tons of vinyl one mind hit every
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day in the early eighteen six days by the end of the civil war parts of the complex were in. and but the boom of the un town of birmingham was unstoppable so then about the time of the founding of the city eight hundred seventy s. and it picked up through world war one and it kind of peaked in world war two producing stuff for the war effort for world war two and then after the one nine hundred sixty s. things like international competition and resource depletion and it drove the other industries out i mean have still has a pretty big cast iron pipe industry but then not anymore hey i mean isn't it here anymore. the furnace is a no longer burning but there are impressive reminders of the time when birmingham was also known as the pittsburgh of the south pittsburgh was america's number one steel city at the time. was the right
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now but i am i am the. one. with the population of two hundred twelve thousand birmingham is still alabama's biggest city even though it's lost half of its population as a result of the economic decline of the past fifty years that's evidenced by the many decaying buildings many of them are being pulled down three quarters of all the inhabitants are african-americans just half a century ago these people had to fight for their civil rights the events from back then a student at the forefront of them minds. but during that time birmingham was rigidly segregated segregation ordinances specifically said that black people white people did not play checkers yes engage in any game it's hard to
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imagine what that was like now so it was very oppressive. the separation of the races there was real. no justice in the legal system for african-americans. the city of racial segregation. in the sixty's african american homes and businesses were bombed in the city this outbreak a bombing hand. tool black girls died in one thousand nine hundred sixty three when a baptist church was bombed. many of the attacks were committed by the racist hate group the ku klux klan. the conflicts finally came to a head and it took decades for the civil rights movement to fool. so you
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had two hundred years of this so pression based on color and based on race. and people had accepted that as a way of life and so to make that kind of dramatic shift after generations of racial oppression is very difficult the hope that this ugly chapter in history will finally close is expressed in a play on the wall of the baathist chant it reads and then madam learn to replace bitterness and violence with novel and understanding the earth you work the early train heads fathomless we're running striking behind. freight trains have priority since rail companies on transporting freight than they
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do transporting passengers but in the small town of us alabama the crescent has priority and the freight train waits for us to pass. i am. afraid transport is the main business of the rare industry and the united states seven rail companies share the market union pacific is one of the oldest and most successful in the country it has forty six thousand employees and tons of a twenty billion dollars per year. goods owls are transported by truck day and night seven days a week. the
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thin crescent of the moon which also adorns the advertising posters of our train shines brightly in the night sky as our journey continues the crescent has completed just over a third of its route it travels at an average speed of around seventy kilometers per hour. we're traveling in late so night foods at six o'clock thousands of lights eliminate the darkness atlanta is the capital city of the state of georgia the metropolitan area is home to more than five and a half million people and the city's train station has just three tracks since
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nine hundred seventy one long distance rail travel in the united states has been in the hands of amtrak the crescent is the only passenger train coming through atlanta that's one train stopping in each direction each day. over the past few years the situation has steadily improved frac lanter it's one of the fastest growing cities in the united states just to do.


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