Making Contact

Life, Breath, and Toxics: Lethal Negligence of Northeast and South L.A.

East LAFrom Norco, Louisiana to Flint, Michigan to Los Angeles, California – environmental racism is real. On this edition of Making Contact, we look at polluting industries in Northeast and South L.A. We begin with a story by Making Contact’s Community Storytelling Fellow Ivan Rodriguez, followed by an interview with journalist Aura Bogado and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis.

Ivan Maceda Rodriguez, Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow; Aura Bogado, Journalist; Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Supervisor.


Host: Jasmin Lopez

Producers: Monica Lopez, Laura Flynn, Jasmin Lopez

Contributing Producer: Ivan Maceda Rodriguez

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Web Editor: Kwan Booth


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