Three Stories About Water
July 31, 2014
Guests: Ian James, Matt Helms, & Vicki Blazer
A look at water-related stories around the country. First, we’re joined by IAN JAMES, environmental reporter for the Desert Sun, about a Nestle plant on an Indian reservation in California that has continued to pump ground water, despite the state’s efforts to reduce water consumption to counter the effects of the current drought. Then, we’ll speak with MATT HELMS of the Detroit Free-Press to get an update on the ongoing controversy surrounding the decision to shut-off water to city residents who are unable to pay their water bills. Then, VICKI BLAZER from the United States Geological Survey discusses her research on intersex fish that were found in three Pennsylvania river basins.