Starting this week, WFPL will begin airing a month-long series about past and present air pollution in the city’s Rubbertown neighborhood, and the health effects for those who live nearby. Installments will air during Morning Edition, Here and Now and All Things Considered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and will be posted here on Smokestack when they air.

These stories were partly made possible though a grant from the California Endowment Health Fellowships, and working on them over the past few months has been a great experience. I hope you’ll check out the series.

Erica Peterson is WFPL's News Director.