Your NPR news source
cloud of dusk in Little Village street

A cloud of dust spreads across the Little Village neighborhood after the Crawford Coal Plant smoke stack was imploded, Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Tyler LaRiviere

cloud of dusk in Little Village street

A cloud of dust spreads across the Little Village neighborhood after the Crawford Coal Plant smoke stack was imploded, Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Tyler LaRiviere

Seeking environmental justice on Chicago’s South Side

Black and Latino residents in Chicago are more likely than their white counterparts to be exposed to industrial pollution. As a result, they have higher rates of asthma and other chronic health conditions. Reset explores why environmental racism exists on the South Side, where the industrial hotspots are today and how local leaders are working toward environmental justice. GUESTS: Karen Weigert, director of Loyola University Chicago’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, Reset Sustainability contributor Gina Ramirez, mother living on the Southeast Side, Midwest outreach manager for Natural Resources Defense Council Naomi Davis, founder and president of Blacks In Green

A cloud of dust spreads across the Little Village neighborhood after the Crawford Coal Plant smoke stack was imploded, Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Tyler LaRiviere

   

Black and Latino residents in Chicago are more likely than their white counterparts to be exposed to industrial pollution. As a result, they have higher rates of asthma and other chronic health conditions.

Reset explores why environmental racism exists on the South Side, where the industrial hotspots are today and how local leaders are working toward environmental justice.

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, director of Loyola University Chicago’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, Reset Sustainability contributor

Gina Ramirez, mother living on the Southeast Side, Midwest outreach manager for Natural Resources Defense Council

Naomi Davis, founder and president of Blacks In Green

More From This Show
In the summer 2022, Gregory Michie was unexpectedly reassigned for the fall term from teaching middle school children to instructing K-8 students.
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Live Nation and its subsidiary, Ticketmaster, calling the company a “monopoly.”
The Chicago Department of Public Health is training members of the public to identify warning signs.