“Waste in Alabama” – TPR’s In Focus – June 9, 2021

Third World countries lack clean water and adequate sanitation. Surprisingly, in places across rural America, adequate sanitation is lacking. Catherine Coleman Flowers, founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about the lack of rural sanitation in Lowndes County, Alabama. Her research and activism in bringing awareness to the issue resulted in her book, “Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret.” This is part one of a two-part interview.