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One Planet: The Future Of Environmental Justice & Ex-Michigan Gov Indicted In Flint Water Crisis

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are marking Martin Luther King Jr. day by discussing the road ahead for the environmental justice movement, and what should be done to reverse the Trump administration's anti-environment policies and their impacts on frontline communities. 

Later in the show, we'll discuss the Flint water crisis. Last week, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office announced criminal charges against eight former state officials, including the state’s former Governor Rick Snyder, for their alleged roles in the crisis. What should justice look like for those affected by the crisis?


Mustafa Santiago Ali, vice president of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation


Dr. Pamela Pugh, environmental health and social justice advocate, and vice president of the Michigan State Board of Education

Web Resources:
Mother Jones: Mustafa Santiago Ali Describes the Path Forward for Environmental Justice

Nature: Biden’s pick to head US environment agency heartens scientists

MLive.com: Flint residents, city leaders say justice falls short after announcement of water crisis charges


Inside Climate News: Activists Eye a Superfund Reboot Under Biden With a Focus on Environmental Justice and Climate Change



Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.