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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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4.3 stars from 32 ratings
Brilliant
Maybe it’s just because it’s my neighbourhood being discussed but this is absolutely illuminating. Ms. Hames does an excellent job investigating everything that occurs under the surface in our fair city. If you’re an engaged Edmontonian, you owe it to yourself to listen to this.
Frostythesasquatch via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/19/19
Audio issues have been fixed
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about the audio. We heard your concerns and have made the necessary changes to the audio levels. You can now download all episodes of Slumtown with an improved listening experience. Krystina Silva Senior Communications Officer, CBC Edmonton
Krystina_S via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/19/19
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about the audio. We heard your concerns and have made the necessary changes to the audio levels. You can now download all episodes of Slumtown with an improved listening experience. Leslie Producer CBC Edmonton
podcastsaremyjam via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/19/19
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