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The Clean Water Act Celebrates 40th Anniversary/Frankenstorm


The Clean Water Act is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, around the same time that Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring celebrates its 50th anniversary. We'll talk about the Clean Water Act legislation's impact on water management across the country, the future of water regulation in the country, as well as discuss the impact of Silent Spring and Rachel Carson on the modern environmental movement.


  • Linda Lear (author and environmental historian)
  • Dr. Juliet Christian-Smith (author and Senior Research Associate for the Pacific Institute)

Learn More

Click here for more information on Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Click here for more information on Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature by Linda Lear. Click here for more information on A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy by Juliet Christian-Smit, Peter H. Gleick, William K. Reilly, Heather Cooley, Lucy Allen, Amy Vanderwarker and Kate A. Berry.


Just in time for Halloween, Frankenstorm is ready to hit the Eastern Coast of the United States. Rumors are that it's one of the largest storms in this century, but we'll have to wait to find out! On this hour, we'll talk about how the storm will impact the East Coast as well as here in Ohio.


  • Ben Gelber (NBC4 Meteorologist)