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Two Local Mothers Work To Keep A Community From Losing Hope

Pictured above: Dawn Chapman (Left) and Karen Nickel, co-founders of Just Moms STL. Picture provided by Just Moms STL.

Pictured above: Dawn Chapman (Left) and Karen Nickel, co-founders of Just Moms STL. Picture provided by Just Moms STL.

Don Corrigan interviews Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, co-founders of Just Moms STL, in this edition of “Behind The Editor’s Curtain.” The duo shares their insight, research, perspectives, updates, and history about the issues surrounding the West Lake Landfill and their struggle to protect their kids, their family, and their community.

“The hardest thing is not getting people to action, but getting people not to lose hope,” Just Moms STL said. “The bureaucracy in this issue is huge and it’s so disgusting that people lose heart and say that nobody is going to come in and save us.”

Just Moms STL also talks with Corrigan about media coverage of the West Lake Landfill issues in relation to Corrigan’s recent article in the Gateway Journalism Review.

Environmental Echo will continue to bring the “Behind The Editor’s Curtain” podcast interviews showcasing different perspectives from parties involved with the West Lake Landfill issues. Check back often for updates and future interviews with Don Corrigan.

To hear the podcast interview with Just Moms STL, click on the video below.

Produced by Holly Shanks and music provided by House of Cowboy.

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