Streams

Environmental Injustice

Thursday, December 01, 2005

On today's Underreported feature, the politics of pollution. Some experts feel that “environmental racism” is keeping industrial waste and toxins in poor and minority communities, and out of affluent neighborhoods. We'll talk to Melissa Checker, the author of Polluted Promises: Environmental Racism and the Search for Justice In A Southern Town, and Majora Carter, the founder/director of Sustainable South Bronx and a 2005 MacArthur Fellow.

Music: Erin Brockovich Soundtrack, tracks 2, 1, and 3

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