Sounds of the High Country

Life in the Baaken oil fields

August 5, 2013
Life in the Baaken oil fields For many workers left jobless or underemployed after the recent economic recession, the domestic oil and gas boom now sweeping the U.S. seems like a quick ticket to high paying work.

For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the environmental magazine High Country News, KDNK's Nelson Harvey spoke with Sandy Gebhards, an Idaho woman who found work driving an oil truck in North Dakota's Baaken oil fields. He also talked to Sierra Crane Murdoch, who profiles Gebhards in the current issue of the magazine. And as he found out, in a high-risk industry like the oil business, things don't always go exactly as planned.
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