“Six stories of rubble. A million stories buried underneath.” That’s the tagline for The City, a new investigative podcast from USA Today that seeks to tell true stories of how power operates in urban America.
Season 1 focuses on a massive illegal dump that sprouted up in North Lawndale in the 1990s and why it took so long for that dump to be dismantled.
It’s a story of politics, economic disinvestment and environmental racism in one Chicago neighborhood that sheds light on who gets what and who doesn’t in the Windy City.
Morning Shift checks in with the creator and main voice of The City to talk about the project.
GUEST: Robin Amer, host and executive producer of The City, an investigative podcast from USA Today
LEARN MORE: The City Podcast: True Stories Of Power In Urban America (USA Today)
Review: ‘The City’ Podcast Tells Sordid Tale Or Illegal Dumping On Chicago’s West Side (Chicago Tribune 9/22/18)
How USA Today Uses AR To Promote A Podcast Series (MarTech Today 9/24/18)