Part Three of The Current
Raising Elijah - Sandra Steingraber
Sandra Steingraber comes at her work on the environment from a number of different perspectives. She's a biologist. She wrote a book about surviving cancer and learning to see the disease through the lens of the environment around us. And now, she is coming to terms with the environment as a motherhood issue or rather a direct challenge to what she sees as some of the most basic responsibilities of a parent.
Sandra Steingraber's new book is Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis. She was in Ithaca, New York. Her previous book is Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and Environment.
Last Word - Lost Boys Promo
We ended the program this week with a preview of something you can hear next week on The Current ... a an interview with Mijok Lang, who was one of the so-called Lost Boys of Sudan. Boys who were chased out of their villages by civil war and left to wander for weeks and months. He's now a rapper who lives in Calgary and is better known as Hot Dogg.
Other segments from today's show: