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Robyn Bresnahan Robyn Bresnahan | 15:25 UK time, Friday, 4 June 2010

Protest-smaller.jpgOn Friday World Have Your Say will be coming to you live from New Orleans. We need your help!

If you've been following my blog posts, you'll know that people here are growing angrier by the day as the oil spill continues to gush off the coast of Louisiana.

Many say they were just recovering from Hurricane Katrina and are afraid the spill in the Gulf will be a huge setback for this city and state.

So we're bringing people who are affected by the oil spill together for a live broadcast from the University of New Orleans.

We'll speak to well-known chef John Besh who is worried for the future of the seafood industry here.

Harry Shearer of Spinal Tap fame, and the voice of many characters on the Simpsons will be there. He's from LA, but has adopted New Orleans as home and has been a passionate speaker about the oil spill.

We'll hear from coastal scientist Denise Reed who says hurricane season could wreak even more havoc when it comes to the oil spill.

And Justin, the son of a third-generation fisherman. He's decided to end the family tradition, go to college and take up another career because the prospects for fishermen look so gloomy.

Add to that a few more guests, a live band and an audience of locals and all that's missing is you!

What are your questions for our audience, or the guests. Do you have a message you want to send to New Orleanians and Louisianans who are affected by the spill.

Post them right here and please do tune in at 1700GMT on Friday for the programme. Speak with you then!

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