!nDig! Episode 3 (Nov 2018): My interview with State Senator Susan Lee, a champion of trafficking legislation in Maryland. We get the latest on the situation and her view on Governor Hogan's latest human trafficking initiative.
I know that my first episode was on trafficking and I will come back to that in episode 3. Stay tuned, I have some good new material there. In the interim, check out this episode on Sneaker Violence in the DMV area. Too many kids dying over Nike/Adidas limited release shoes.
Hey Everyone. The new Podcast series called !nDig! a Podcast on Human Dignity and Social Justice is up. Listen here https://www.serv4all.org/podcastndig.html !nDig! will cover issues that matter to me and to the mission of Serv4All -- social justice and human rights, especially for youth. The first episode is "Trafficked." We will be focused on the situation in Maryland in coming episodes.
The government argues that: 1) tap water is safe now; 2) water quality has improved dramatically, and 3) $16 million of the state's funds have gone to bottled water.
But the people feel that 1) the government's word cannot be trusted; 2) the water pipes in Flint have still not be replaced; and 3) there are still chemicals and bacteria in the water, even if the lead content has been reduced.
Here is an NPR report on the new development on All Things Considered, April 10, 2018
Op-ed on Human Rights and the Olympics in the Baltimore Sun Feb 20, 2018 http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-0221-olympics-politics-20180220-story.html
NFL & Flint: I know I posted this on the website, but it's cool enough to blog it too. TB Bucs DE Will Gholston and Baltimore Ravens CB Brendan Carr will wear #MyCauseMyCleats on Sunday to bring attention to Flint! Carr is from Flint!!
There is now another town in Michigan with groundwater contamination. Plainfield Township has a population of about 30K and unlike Flint is a middle-class, predominantly White town. The culprit? Hush Puppies -- the manufacturer was apparently dumping waste into the river for years....
See the announcement from the Township here: https://www.plainfieldmi.org/house-st-ground-water-contamination.html