Are Urban Industries Endangering Neighborhoods?

by Todd Mundt on January 28, 2011

Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood is home to the largest carbide (a chemical compound) furnace in the world. Several miles east, the Butchertown neighborhood hosts one of the nation’s largest urban slaughterhouses. There were accidents at both of these facilities in the same week in late March, and the city is developing a new notification system for residents. Such a system is necessary, city officials say, because these facilities are in urban areas.

What dangers do these facilities present to the surrounding neighborhoods, and to the city as a whole? Should the plants be relocated? Can they be relocated? What is the future of urban industry, and what will happen to the workers if the plants move?

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Stories from the Heart of the Land, part I

by Todd Mundt October 19, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 9pm Producer: Atlantic Public Media Listen Again You may have noticed that every time you print from your computer, you are faced with a choice: Portrait or Landscape. That can represent a way of looking at the world. One or the other: The head and shoulders of the human form vs. […]

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The Hyzdu Diaries

by Todd Mundt October 12, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010 9pm Producer: Mark Moran, KJZZ Listen Again The history of professional baseball is checkered with can’t miss prospects who never made it to the big leagues. But most guys quit trying after five, six, 10, 15 years. Not Adam Hyzdu. The first round draft pick tried for 16 seasons to get […]

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War Vets

by Todd Mundt September 14, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010 9pm Producer: Conrad Bishop Listen Again The voices of fourteen men and women who served in the military during times of war. What got you into the service? What did you do there? How were you different when you came home? The program includes veterans from the Spanish Civil War through […]

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Dina’s Diary: Journey of a Cancer Survivor

by Todd Mundt September 7, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010 9pm Producer: Capital Public Radio Listen Again Two weeks before Thanksgiving Day 2005, Dina Howard was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the ensuing months, the 39-year-old mother of two faced agonizing decisions about surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. At the time of her diagnosis, Dina, a former actress and arts administrator, was […]

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Sisters in Pain

by Todd Mundt September 2, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010 9pm Producer: Down to Earth Productions Listen Again More Information When a battered woman resorts to violence against her abuser, is she guilty of a crime? Or do her actions qualify as justifiable self-defense? In the Peabody Award-winning documentary Sisters in Pain, three formerly battered women share their riveting, intimate and […]

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State of the Re:Union: Motor City Rebound

by Todd Mundt August 9, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010 9pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again If you listen to the news, you’ve heard a lot about Detroit lately, none of it very good. This week, State of the Re:Union and host Al Letson travels to Detroit to move beyond the headlines and explore the Motor City.

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Africa's Holy Healers

by Todd Mundt July 27, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010 9pm Producer: America Abroad Media Listen Again Sub-Saharan Africa is a religious place. It’s also riddled with disease. AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis prey upon Africa’s faithful, often in the prime of their lives. And anemic public health systems can’t carry the cross. And so, into the valleys of death step medical […]

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Southern Slices: Summer Stories

by Todd Mundt July 21, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9pm Producer: John Biewen/Center for Documentary Studies Listen Again Radio-making isn’t just for professionals. Every summer, several dozen people from across the country converge on the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to learn the skills of audio documentary work — recording, shaping and crafting a piece, and mixing it […]

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State of the Re:Union: Milwaukee

by Todd Mundt July 14, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010 9pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again Milwaukee, Wisconsin, once referred to as “America’s Machine Shop”, has suffered a similar fate to other rust-belt cities. But despite the decline of some of its industries, passionate, hard-working citizens are changing this manufacturing mecca into a city of ideas. Host Al Letson explores […]

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