Speaker 1 [00:00:07] [00:00:07]"Imagine waking up every day knowing that you're fighting for people's lives. I mean, what better feeling is there?" [4.2s]
Speaker 2 [00:00:12] Hey, everyone. Welcome back. I'm Shilpi Chhotray. Join me for another season of people over plastic.
Speaker 3 [00:00:21] [00:00:21]So much of media in the U.S. is white-centered both in terms of who is making the news, but also in terms of who is being written about and how they are being written about. [11.0s]
Speaker 2[00:00:33] This season, we're honored to join forces with PRISM, a nonprofit newsroom led by journalists of color.
Speaker 4 [00:00:41] [00:00:41]But the problem is the police foundation is spearheading this whole thing. [4.3s]
Speaker 2[00:00:46] With Prism's climate justice reporter Ray Levy Uyeda. We're bringing you stories directly from the ground in the fight against industrial polluters and environmental racism.
Speaker 2[00:00:56] You know, the EPA, like a lot of other Federal Agencies, doesn't exist to protect the environment or to protect people. It exists to tell polluting entities how much they can pollute.
Speaker 2 [00:01:06] [00:01:06]We're getting deep into questions like, "What are the decades old redlining policies, the failed lawsuits, and the closed door corporate deals behind these fights?". [8.6s]
Speaker 2[00:01:16] [00:01:16]In short, how did we get here? [1.9s]
Speaker 4 [00:01:19] You know, but we're not giving up. I mean, I learned long time ago that you don't win fights by giving up.
Speaker 2 [00:01:24] [00:01:24]In a time of climate chaos, we are all desperate to find solutions to the issues that matter the most, the fight to save our environment and end systemic racism. [9.2s]
Speaker 2[00:01:35] Episode one drops on October 13th. Tune in on all major streaming platforms and subscribe. In the meantime, you can follow People over Plastic and Prism on Instagram and Twitter. [00:01:47]Talk to you soon!