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Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization

August 13, 2018

If voters approve the amendment on the November ballot, Baltimore will be the first major city in the U.S. to pass such a ban

Baltimore Set To Be First Major US City to Ban Water Privatization

August 7, 2018

Supporters of the charter amendment say that privatization would result in job loss and rate hikes because corporations have only one motive: profit

The Flint Water Crisis: Fighting for Accountability

July 26, 2018

In the second part of their interview, Eddie Conway speaks with Rev. David Alexander Bullock about who is responsible for the continuing Flint Water Crisis and how Flint and Detroit can fight for accountability

The Flint Water Crisis: Detroit is Where it all Began

July 25, 2018

Eddie Conway speaks with Rev. David Bullock about how the largest municipal bankruptcy in the world gave birth to a public health crisis

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 6, 2018

July 8, 2018

Dharna and Khalilah talk about the local movement for affordable housing, a workers strike at a local Target, the price of water, the prevalence of wrongful imprisonment and the effect of Justice Kennedy’s resignation on the Supreme Court

Legislation Fights Liens Based on Water Bills

March 31, 2018

Reverend Keith Bailey is about to lose his church because of an erroneous water bill. Two bills being considered in the Maryland Senate would prevent this from happening

Activists Push For Water Affordability In Baltimore

January 23, 2018

In a panel discussion, activists pushed back against onerous collections methods like tax sales and water shut-offs, and suggested an income-based water billing system to help pay for Baltimore’s necessary infrastructure investments

Cape Town Water Wars: A Literal Shitstorm

January 18, 2018

In Cape Town, one of the most unequal cities in the world, poor people are taking the buckets they use for chemical toilets and turning them into weapons, as the water shortage intensifies class conflicts

The Navajo Nation’s Water Crisis

December 24, 2017

Nearly 40 percent of residents on the Navajo Reservation still do not have running water in their homes

Flint’s Lead Water Caused a ‘Horrifying’ 58% Increase in Miscarriages

September 28, 2017

A new study on the Flint water crisis, co-authored by Dr. David Slusky, finds that fertility rates decreased by 12% and fetal death rates increased by 58% compared to other cities in Michigan