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Ep. 116 - East Polestine Train Derailment, Dominion vs. fox

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East Palestine Train Derailment [3:32]

Dominion vs. Fox News [24:15]

Voicemails [46:42]

Ravi and Rikki review all the frightening and frustrating developments in East Palestine, Ohio, where a derailed train released huge quantities of hazardous chemicals and left a community uncertain of its safety. Then, Ravi sits down with the Washington Post’s Paul Farhi to discuss Dominion’s defamation suit against Fox News.

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East Palestine Train Derailment

What we know about the Ohio train derailment (Axios, 2/20/23)

Here’s what the derailed Ohio train was carrying — and what was burned (Washington Post, 2/18/23)

EPA says contaminated soil was covered to rebuild rail line (WKBN, 2/13/23)

Trump’s visit to Ohio derailment gives Biden’s team some breathing room (Politico, 2/23/23)

What we know about the chemicals aboard the train that derailed in Ohio (PBS, 2/16/23)

The EPA has ordered Norfolk Southern to pay for all clean up costs at the Ohio derailment site (Quartz, 2/21/23)

Buttigieg calls for stronger railroad safety rules after East Palestine disaster (NPR, 2/21/23)
E.P.A. Orders Operator of Derailed Train to Pay All Cleanup Costs (The New York Times, 2/21/23)

Norfolk Southern’s Profits and Accident Rates Rose in Recent Years (The New York Times, 2/17/21)

Norfolk Southern releases Remedial Action Work Plan for cleanup of East Palestine train derailment site (News 5 Cleveland, 2/13/23)

East Palestine Train Derailment: A timeline of the disaster and aftermath (Northwestern University Knight Lab)

Train 32N List of Chemicals (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

EPA Letter to Norfolk Southern (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2/10/23)

Dominion vs. Fox News

Fox News feared losing viewers by airing truth about election, documents show (Washington Post, 2/17/23)

Fox News sued by Dominion in $1.6 billion defamation case that could set new guardrails for broadcasters (Washington Post, 3/26/21)

Off the air, Fox News stars blasted the election fraud claims they peddled (NPR, 2/16/23)

Fox’s 2020 split screen revealed (Politico, 2/17/23)

Dominion voting case exposes post-election fear at Fox News (AP, 2/18/23)

Why Fox News Lied to Its Viewers (The Atlantic, 2/19/23)

What Fox News Says When You’re Not Listening (The New York Times, 2/17/23)

Will Fox News Win Its Legal War? (Puck, 2/20/23)

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