Today on the show, we’ve brought on Prem Thakker, a journalist with The New Republic who has been reporting on East Palestine, Ohio. Prem’s recent piece is titled: “Life After the Ohio Train Derailment: Trouble Breathing, Dying Animals, and Saying Goodbye.”
In this episode, we bring you up-to-date on everything happening in the aftermath of the February 3rd train derailment: from the health concerns and experiences of the residents of East Palestine, to Norfolk Southern’s bungled and oftentimes horrifying response, to what coverage of the event has looked like and why so many politicians have remained silent on the issue for so long, and to the small glimmers of hope that disasters like this can present in terms of building community strength and solidarity.
‘The Disastrous Response in East Palestine, Ohio’ episode credits:
- Host, producer, and editor: Robert Raymond
- Executive producer: Tom Llewellyn
- Theme Music: “Meet you on the other side” by Cultivate Beats
For a full list of episodes and resources to strengthen and organize your community, visit www.theresponsepodcast.org.