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St. Louis faces issues right now, like Westlake Landfill, which deserves a little outrage from Missourians. My new column is out in the West End Word!

“By far, my favorite era of media history is the Age of Muckraking, when writers like Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair and Lincoln Steffens took on monopoly oil companies, noxious meat packers and gouging public utilities. Missouri could use some angry muckrakers to express a little outrage right now.”

Find the column link on Don’s Facebook page HERE.

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Pictured: Jason Knouft. Photo provided by Jason Knouft.

Pictured: Jason Knouft. Photo provided by Jason Knouft.

Associate Professor of Biology at Saint Louis University, Jason Knouft, talks with Don Corrigan about possible issues from raw sewage being pumped into the Meramec River because of the damaged Fenton Sewage Treatment Plant.

To hear the interview CLICK HERE.

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Pictured: Kim Visintine.

Pictured: Kim Visintine.

Kim Visintine, one of the founding members of the organization, “Cold Water Creek: Just the Facts Please,” is the guest on this edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain” with Don Corrigan.

Visintine shares the story of how radioactive waste from Cold Water Creek has been spread throughout North County over the decades. She and a group of childhood friends, who grew up in the Cold Water Creek area in the 1970s and 80s, reconnected years later through social media. After a short time, they discovered rare health issues plagued almost everyone they knew, including the passing on of some of those health issues genetically to their children.

To hear this informational and stirring interview CLICK HERE.

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