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Living with Lead: 'Like Crabs in a Barrel'

Today we’re concluding the previews of our podcast Living Downstream. Producers Annie Ropeik and Nicholas Janzen bring us the story of a public housing project in East Chicago, Indiana. It was built on a lead-and-arsenic polluted Superfund site. Residents like Keisha Daniels were left in limbo after the projects were shuttered. Living Downstream at NPR One Hear the whole story, "Living with Lead" on our website. (photo: Calumet Lives Matter president Sherry Hunter, (L.) sports her group's…


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Living Downstream Preview: Tour Uncovers Richmond Poisons

This week we’re previewing “Living Downstream,” our Environmental Justice Podcast. Today, a story from Richmond, Calif. Reporter Claire Schoen calls this episode “Smackdown: City Hall versus Big Oil.” Her guide to Richmond is community organizer Andrés Soto, who leads a “Toxic Tour” through town.…


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Civilians Who Tested Agent Orange Now Sick, Dying: Podcast

To end our week of previews, here’s another excerpt from our podcast on environmental justice. “Living Downstream” is the title and guiding metaphor. It sometimes means you show up at work every day, despite the danger, because you need the job. Civilian workers at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida…

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