Northern California Public Media presents Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast, produced in association with the NPR One mobile app. Living Downstream explores environmental justice in communities from California to Indonesia and is hosted by NCPM News Director Steve Mencher. The podcast features some of the most experienced environmental reporters in the public radio system, as well as a handful of talented newcomers.
Navajo residents of the Red Water Pond Road community in New Mexico near Church Rock have lived with radioactive contamination for 50 years. They’re tired of being in a state of toxic limbo the uranium industry bequeathed when it packed up and left.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 79.37MB - Duration: 34:40 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)
In 2012, a fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. caused 14,000 residents to flee. In October 2018 Chevron agreed to spend $160 million on improvements to its refineries. Smackdown tells the story of how one community fought Chevron and won.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 80.02MB - Duration: 34:58 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)
Civilian employees at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida tested the defoliant Agent Orange in the 1960s. Public radio veteran Jon Kalish brings us the story of these workers, who have suffered from ailments including soft-tissue sarcomas and lymphoma.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 60.63MB - Duration: 26:29 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)
One way to avoid deadly fires in the West is trusting controlled burns, as Native Americans have long done. Indians aren’t allowed to follow cultural practices of caring for the land. Now we see how that affects everyone in the age of climate change.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 51.45MB - Duration: 22:29 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)
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