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The podcast where you'll find WFAE's investigative reporting, special reports and public conversations.

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  • In this hourlong special, we'll hear stories about cancer-causing asbestos left behind after the closing of the Carolina Asbestos Co. in downtown Davidson, North Carolina.
  • A Charlotte company wants to redevelop the 130-year-old Linden Cotton Mill in downtown Davidson as offices, shops and maybe a brewery or restaurant. But the factory also once made asbestos products, and the five-acre site is contaminated. In Part 3 of WFAE's series Asbestos Town, environmental reporter David Boraks looks at the status of the redevelopment and concern in the historically African American neighborhood around it.
  • Asbestos contamination from an old factory in Davidson is not just an environmental concern on site. It's also a problem throughout the historically African American neighborhood nearby. Today, in the second of our three-part series Asbestos Town, WFAE environmental reporter David Boraks looks at how Davidson is still dealing with the legacies of its asbestos-producing past, including long-simmering distrust from the Black community.
  • Here's a familiar story in the Charlotte region: An old brick textile mill is turned into something hip — a brewery, apartments or a food hall. It happens all the time, but attempts to redevelop a 130-year-old cotton mill in downtown Davidson have failed. The problem is cancer-causing asbestos. In Part 1 of our series Asbestos Town, environmental reporter David Boraks examines how asbestos became such a problem there.
  • WFAE Studios is the podcast where you'll find investigative series, special reports and public conversations.