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Slumtown
A battle is brewing in Edmonton's inner city. Neighbours are terrified. Fights, overdoses and crime spill out from problem houses, many owned by a small group of people connected by one notorious landlord. CBC’s Elizabeth Hames investigates.
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4.2 stars from 123 ratings
ignorance
blarg. too many NIMBYs and not enough knowledge about poverty, trauma, drug use, addiction. Didn’t even bother to talk to the folks they’re talking about. For a real podcast about these issues check out Crackdown.
need2pee via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/01/19
Worth the listen
Good podcast, a little repetitive with the facts especially with such short episodes. Ps: Edmonton isn’t a slumtown - but this is definitely an important issue and I’m glad it’s getting more attention.
Sosman23 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/17/19
Brilliant
First-class journalism here. A very, very detailed investigative podcast that goes inside shell companies, tenants, neighbors, and slum lords in inner city Canada. There’s a nice balance between having sympathy for the people getting screwed by the system, while also calling out the gang and drug...Read full review »
Jack_McCoy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/19
Recent Episodes
People living in Edmonton’s inner-city communities are clashing with problem properties — needles on their lawns, people overdosing in their yards, fights in the alleys. Residents fear for their safety and calls to authorities seem to fall on deaf ears.
Published 07/08/19
Host Elizabeth Hames investigates who owns the city’s problem properties … and finds there are dozens of them linked to one person. Meet the man who’s so powerful, neighbours are afraid to say his name out loud.
Published 07/08/19
Why would anyone live in a house condemned by health authorities, plagued by vermin and mould and where crime and drug use is prolific? For some, it’s their only option. Go inside the houses and meet the people who live — and sometimes die — in places like these.
Published 07/08/19
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