The B-Side: Who Wants General Iron?
The eighth episode of 14 East's podcast series digging into past stories
Story by Elly Boes, Lara Diaz, Adriana Talavera, Citalli Velez
Recorded by Claire Malon
Produced by Elly Boes
Our eighth episode of The B-Side features an investigative story from a team of DePaul reporters and 14 East contributors. Originally published in May 2021, “Who Wants General Iron?” discusses in-depth how the metal recycling company came to choose the Southeast Side for its new location and the years of organizing that followed.
In this piece — one in an award-winning series of 14 East stories — residents, activists and community members examine the negative impacts of historic industrialization, pollution and the future of their neighborhood.
This episode of ‘The B-Side’ was featured in 14 East’s weekly newsletter, In The Loop, on April 25. Read the full newsletter here. Cover art for the podcast is by Bridget Killian.
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