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Crosscurrents Podcast

The lead-poisoning data gap: Persistent Poison Pt III

Dec 12, 2018

This is the second story in a four-part award-winning series “Persistent Poison: Lead’s Toxic Legacy in the Bay Area.

This is the second story in a four-part award-winning series “Persistent Poison: Lead’s Toxic Legacy in the Bay Area.

In it, we explore how Alameda county’s lead problem goes hand in and with the region’s high rents. We meet a family who believes their daughter got lead poisoning from their apartment building. They complained to their landlord, and the family claims he evicted them because of it.

This is the first story in our four-part award-winning series “Persistent Poison: Lead’s Toxic Legacy in the Bay Area.

A 2017 Reuters report showed that a few Bay Area neighborhoods have some of the highest rates of childhood lead poisoning in the country.

Today we travel between the Central Valley and Punjab, India, to see how “the green revolution” transformed agriculture and immigration. Then, hear from SF muralist and tattoo artist Mel Waters about paying tribute to the city’s history through art.

First, an update on midterm results and what we're looking forward to. Then, from Uncuffed, the story of a prisoner who dreams of being a rancher. And, an update on Druid Heights, a bohemian escape in the backwoods of Marin County that The Cultural Landscape Foundation recently added it to its list of at-risk landscapes.

Courtesy of Pooja Kaur

This award-winning documentary explores the lives of Sikh youth in America, and how they confront and respond to violence, sometimes with humor.

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