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When it comes to public health and environmental justice, we have yet to understand what causes a disproportionate number of asthma diagnoses and severe symptoms among Memphis children.
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How often do young people in neighborhoods in which gang and drug violence are a daily occurrence receive help and services before they get sent to the alternative school, arrested, or worse?
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In her Kick the Bucket series, Joaqlin Estus tells the stories of rural Alaskans who are just getting used to modern plumbing, as well as others who are still waiting for running water.

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Using a bucket as a toilet, hauling water or chopping ice to melt for daily use are daily facts of life for thousands of Alaska natives. Meanwhile, the state is flush with cash, prompting the question of why such conditions persist.

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At a time when there are so many vital questions to ask, and research budgets everywhere are under attack, I wonder why well-meaning researchers pick obvious questions to ask. Is it easier to get funding? Are they cheaper to execute? Is the bar lower?

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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Suzanne Bohan and Sandy Kleffman, participants in the  Other stories in this series include:
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Suzanne Bohan and Sandy Kleffman, participants in the  Other stories in this series include:
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Suzanne Bohan and Sandy Kleffman, participants in the  Other stories in this series include:

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