Date: February 23, 2023
“Despite media attempts to downplay or dismiss the severity of the recent train derailment and toxic explosion in East Palestine, Ohio, additional news is gradually emerging and it’s looking grim. Transportation Secretary maintained radio silence about the disaster for ten days and has only since issued milquetoast statements. Meanwhile, there is ample evidence to suggest that lax oversight by both the Trump and Biden administrations contributed to the problems that caused the derailment and Norfolk Southern, the responsible rail carrier, has shifted into full damage control mode. All while the people of East Palestine and the surrounding areas fear that their lives have been forever altered.
Guest host Aaron Maté and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the latest unsettling details slowly dribbling out about the event some are describing as “Ohio’s Chernobyl.”