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Cooked - Survival by Zipcode
« on: July 30, 2020, 09:10:27 AM »
I watched this doc about the 1995 Chicago heatwave last night. Discussed how deaths from the heatwave were a symptom of underlying poverty and despair. Enlightening section about the effects of redlining, as well.

https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/cooked-survival-by-zip-code/


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Re: Cooked - Survival by Zipcode
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 09:19:37 AM »
I watched this doc about the 1995 Chicago heatwave last night. Discussed how deaths from the heatwave were a symptom of underlying poverty and despair. Enlightening section about the effects of redlining, as well.

https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/cooked-survival-by-zip-code/

interesting, I might watch it someday.

I'd recommend reading "Family Properties" about redlining in Chicago. It's infuriating and pretty fascinating and teaches a lot about American History in a very personal way and definitely changed how I look at American cities. I think our very own kat kid recommended it.

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/5945505

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Re: Cooked - Survival by Zipcode
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 09:26:17 AM »
Really surprising given that Chicago is a multi-generational core component of the Democratic political machine.


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Re: Cooked - Survival by Zipcode
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 10:18:46 AM »
I watched this doc about the 1995 Chicago heatwave last night. Discussed how deaths from the heatwave were a symptom of underlying poverty and despair. Enlightening section about the effects of redlining, as well.

https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/cooked-survival-by-zip-code/

interesting, I might watch it someday.

I'd recommend reading "Family Properties" about redlining in Chicago. It's infuriating and pretty fascinating and teaches a lot about American History in a very personal way and definitely changed how I look at American cities. I think our very own kat kid recommended it.

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/5945505
I'll have to check it out

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Re: Cooked - Survival by Zipcode
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 10:19:28 AM »
Really surprising given that Chicago is a multi-generational core component of the Democratic political machine.
I don't think redlining was practiced by the city government. It had to do with federal home loans.

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Re: Cooked - Survival by Zipcode
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 10:24:45 AM »
Merely typing the word Chicago on here magically summons the dax.