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Each week, The Broadside highlights a story from the heart of the American South and asks why it matters to you. From news to arts and culture, we dive into topics that might not be on a front page, but deserve a closer look. Along the way, we explore the nuances of our home—and how what happens here ripples across the country.Hosted by Anisa Khalifa, The Broadside is a production of North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC. Find it every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts.

Each week, The Broadside highlights a story from the heart of the American South and asks why it matters to you. From news to arts and culture, we dive into topics that might not be on a front page, but deserve a closer look. Along the way, we explore the nuances of our home—and how what happens here ripples across the country.Hosted by Anisa Khalifa, The Broadside is a production of North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC. Find it every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts.

Our trash lives next to this community

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May 9, 202417min 59sec

When it comes to where our trash goes, for most of us it's out of sight, out of mind. But for the residents of a once-thriving Black community in North Carolina, it’s right next door. Sampson County is the site of the largest landfill in the state, and isn’t projected to be full for another 20 years. For the people who live next to it, this mountain of trash has dire consequences — and they want it shut down.

Featuring: 

  • Cameron Oglesby, freelance environmental journalist and oral historian  
  • Taryn Ratley, fourth-generation Snow Hill resident
  • Whitney Parker, fourth-generation Snow Hill resident and community organizer

Links: 

  • Read Cameron Oglesby’s reporting for The Assembly on Roseboro’s Snow Hill neighborhood and its 50-year fight against North Carolina’s largest landfill here.
  • You can find a transcript of the episode here.

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