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Living Downstream Preview: Birth of Environmental Justice

Our current episode of Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast brings together a pair of storytellers. Jereann King Johnson was a witness in the early 1980s when PCBs were dumped in Warren County, North Carolina. Coproducer Joe O’Connell says the area has long been a retreat from nearby cities. Find the whole story, with photos and video from the era here. (Image: Warren County Demonstration. Credit: Mac Shaffer)


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Landslide Threatens Several Homes in Forestville

The sun came out Monday and local residents enjoyed one of the most beautiful days of winter this year. It’s an important time to remember that many are still struggling to recover from the heavy rainfall and flooding two weeks ago. KRCB’s Adia White visited a small community in Forestville last…


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Living Downstream Visits Birthplace of Environmental Justice

This story comes from Warren County, North Carolina. In the early 1980s, Warren County became a flash point in the fight for something that didn’t have a commonly used name at the time: environmental justice. These days, members of this small, “majority-minority” community are taking new approaches…

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