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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.

The toxic spill that left a legacy of change

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April 4, 202420min 22sec

A decade ago, thousands of tons of toxic coal ash poured into the Dan River. The spill—the third largest of its kind in US history—was a devastating environmental disaster. But today, the event is perhaps best known for its legacy of legislation, as environmental activists and communities across North Carolina turned a local disaster into a national rallying cry for change.

Featuring: 

  • Celeste Gracia, Environmental Reporter at WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio
  • Brian Williams, Program Manager at the Dan River Basin Association
  • Tiffany Hayworth, Executive Director at the Dan River Basin Association
  • Frank Holloman, Senior Attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Amy Adams, former Campaign Coordinator at Appalachian Voices
  • Bill Norton, Spokesperson at Duke Energy

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