Logging Controversy Continues

A 100-acre tract in the Superior National Forest is the latest battleground in the ongoing war over how public lands are managed. It’s been the subject of court rulings, blockades, and protest rallies. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Stephanie Hemphill reports, the conflict is stirring up an emotional debate that so far has taken the usual line of jobs versus the environment:

Getting the Lead Out of Home Renovations

Buying a house is part of the American dream. But after the papers are signed, most homeowners discover that the maintenance and remodeling that go with owning a home are expensive. So to save money, many go the do-it-yourself route. But sometimes even the simplest projects are more complicated than they first appear. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Wendy Nelson reports:

Federal Policy Spurs Clean-Up

A new batch of federal funding intended to get the lead out of homes is expected to bring big benefits to several Midwestern cities. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a plan late last year to dole out fifty-million dollars nationally to better educate the public on lead’s dangers and provide cleanup funds for individual homes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Julie Edelson Halpert has more:

Unique Treatment Program Makes Progress

When a child is lead-poisoned, the damage is irreversible. But treatment is essential to help prevent further harm. Because lead poisoning touches so many aspects of a familys life, some clinics are adopting a new approach to treatment. In part four of our series on lead poisoning, the Great Lakes Radio Consortiums Wendy Nelson visited one such clinic and has this report: