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Media Coverage

Living Downstream speaks to deep concerns shared by diverse audiences. The breadth of its relevance has resulted in substantial media attention. See below for all media coverage to date. Journalists and reporters, go to For the Media to find resources for your story.

 

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Print Publications

Winter 2012
"FRACKtured State"
by Akira Ohiso
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November 6, 2012
"Film reveals carcinogens in 'air, food, water'"
by Neill Barron
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October 12, 2012
"Ottawa Premiere of Living Downstream"
by Chanda Chevannes
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September 15, 2011,
"Wild and Scenic Film Festival fixes spotlight on environment issues"
By Stephanie Koons
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April 22, 2011
"Living Downstream: A Film On Cancer and the Environment"
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April 2, 2011
“Ecologist spotlights toxins’ ties to cancer”
by Alicia Doyle
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March 15, 2011
“A Tale of Two Nursing Mothers,” On the Issues Magazine
by Chanda Chevannes
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March 15, 2011
“Film fest documentary has roots in Illinois” Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
by Alma Gaul
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March 1, 2011
“Documentary director speaks at Cobourg library,” Northumberland News (Cobourg, ON)
by Karen Longwell
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January 17th, 2011
"Film adaptation of Living Downstream examines link between cancer and pollution," The Concordian (Montreal, PQ)
by Corey Pool
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November 18th-25th, 2010 
“Best of the Breast: Film Festival Entries Focus on Western Obsessions and Raising Awareness About Cancer,” NOW Magazine (Toronto, ON)
by Susan G. Cole
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November 23rd, 2010
"Watchful waiting in the world we inhabit," Canadian Medical Association Journal
by Tom McSorley

November 23rd, 2010
“Growing old has been my life's work,” Canadian Medical Association Journal
by Sandra Steingraber
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November 1st, 2010
“Watchful waiting in the world we inhabit,” Canadian Medical Association Journal (Ottawa, ON)
by Tom McSorley
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October 31st, 2010
“Ecologist deserves community’s attention,” Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY)
by Jack Dunlavey
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October 28th, 2010
“Documentary targets toxic chemicals: Illinois author seeks to create environmental activists,” Illinois Times
by Rachel Wells
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October 20th, 2010
“The documentary you missed: ‘Living Downstream’,” Chicago Journal
by Greg Skinner
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October 17th, 2010
“Living Downstream: Steingraber Documentary Puts Moral Imperative on Banning Cancer-Causing Chemicals,” The Huffington Post
by Annie Spiegelman
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October 15th, 2010
“Going Green: ‘Stream’ of conscience – Steingraber doc puts moral imperative on cancer-causing chemicals,” Pacific Sun (San Rafael, CA)
by Annie Spiegelman
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October 15th, 2010
“Living Downstream (Film Review),” Green Renaissance of Western New York
by Kenji Tabery
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October 14th, 2010
“Environmental author sets film screening; talk,” The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL)
by Pantagraph Staff
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October 2010
“Living Downstream: Chemicals and Cancer,” Mindful Metropolis (Chicago, IL)
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Fall 2010
“Fighting the Current: Sandra Steingraber Shifts Cancer Focus from Treatment to Causes,” Herizons (Winnipeg, MB)
by Amanda Le Rougetel
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Fall 2010
“Living Downstream Review,” Geez Magazine
by Angela Wallace

August 27th, 2010
“Living Downstream’ Makes Pollution Personal,” The Free Press
by Evan Moore
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August 26th, 2010
“Living Downstream,” The Other Paper
by Richard Ades
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June 12th, 2010
“Unknown waters,” The Toronto Sun
by Suzanne Elston
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May 19th, 2010
“Porter: Ecologist Sandra Steingraber is the Rachel Carson of the new millennium,” The Toronto Star
by Catherine Porter
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May 13th-20th, 2010
“Living Downstream: An Environmental Call To Action,” NOW Magazine
by Glenn Sumi
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May 7th, 2010
“Living Downstream: The Life and Work of Sandra Steingraber,” CineSource Magazine
by D. Schwartz
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May 2010
“Living Downstream: An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Chanda Chevannes,” Imagine
by Bruce Dillenbeck

April 23rd, 2010
“Environmental Film Festival movies: ‘Plastic Bag,’ ‘Living Downstream,’”
The Washington Post
by Ann Hornaday
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April 19th, 2010
“Documentary localizes environmental issues,” Pekin Daily Times
by Shanna Shipman
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April 17th, 2010
“Pekin featured in documentary,” Pekin Daily Times
by Shanna Shipman
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April 11th, 2010
“Film ponders environment, cancer,” Peoria Journal Star
by Clare Howard
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April 2nd, 2010
“IC Scholar wages impassioned fight against carcinogens,” Ithaca Journal
by Krisy Gashler

April 2010
“Living Downstream,” Journal of Religion and Film
by Stephanie Kirkwood Walker
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Spring 2010
“Feminist films now available for home viewing: Living Downstream,” Ms. Magazine (Beverly Hills, CA)
by Alexandra Tweten

Spring 2010
“living downstream - a walk up the river of human cancer,” Mamalode 
by Dori Gilels
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March 31st, 2010
“Local Author Subject of Movie,” Ithaca Times
by Bill Chaisson

March 5th, 2010
“Cancer chemicals: Author in town for preview of film about how pollution led to disease,”The Missoulian
by Jamie Kelly
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March 4th, 2010
“Sick of asking why: Cancer doc pairs personal strife with science,” Missoula Independent
by Ali Gadbow
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July 19th, 2008
“Scientist cites dangers of U.S. food supply,” Peoria Journal Star
by Clare Howard
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Radio and Television Programs

November 29, 2012
"Living Downstream"
Arts Express Radio, WBAI
Hosted by Prairie Miller
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October 28, 2012
"Living Downstream"
Fresh Air, CBO-FM 91.5
Hosted by Mary Ito
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April 26th, 2011
"Living Downstream"
Northwest Passage, KLCC 89.7 FM
Hosted by Rachael Mc Donald
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March 1st, 2011
“Living Downstream”
Green Street, WBAI 99.5 FM
Hosted by Doug and Patti Wood
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August 2nd, 2010
“Raising Awareness About Bladder Cancer,”
The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU 88.5 & NPR (Washington, DC)
Hosted by Diane Rehm
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July 26th, 2010
“Environmental Links to Cancer,”
Your Supernatural Life with Beth Greer, Green960AM (San Francisco, CA)
Hosted by Beth Greer
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July 6th, 2010
“Living a meaningful life,”
Conversations, 89.5 KVMR (Grass Valley, CA)
Hosted by Michael Stone

June 24th, 2010
“Sandra Steingraber and Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment,”
Healthwatch, KBOO Community Radio (Portland, OR)
Hosted by Dr. David Naimon
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June 22nd, 2010
“Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment,”
Southern California Public Radio, 89.3 KPCC
Hosted by Patt Morrison
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June 17th, 2010
“Chanda Chevannes is a producer and director,”
The Jeff Farias Show, Ustream (San Francisco, CA)
Hosted by Jeff Farias
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June 15th, 2010
“Living Downstream: Chemical Contamination,”
Super Human Radio
Hosted by Carl Lanore
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June 9th, 2010
“Living Downstream,”
Around the Water Cooler, BlogTalkRadio (Lakewood, NJ)
Hosted by Jonathan Hall
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May 24th, 2010
“Living Downstream,”
Living on Earth, NPR(Somerville, MA)
Hosted by Steve Curwood
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May 14th, 2010
“Take 5 Complete Edition,”
Take 5, CIUT 89.5 FM(Toronto, ON)
Hosted by Catherine Kustanczy

May 12th, 2010
“Environmental Cancer Risk,”
On Point, WBUR & NPR (Boston, MA)
Hosted by Tom Ashbrook
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May 8th, 2010
“This week on Sierra Club Radio,”
Sierra Club Radio
Hosted by Orli Cotel
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May 5th, 2010
“Sandra Steingraber and ‘Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment,’”
Talk Radio, KBOO Community Radio (Portland, OR)
Hosted by Lisa Loving
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April 20th, 2010
CBS Interview with Sandra Steingraber

March 31st, 2010
“Living Downstream with guest Sandra Steingraber,”
Around the Water Cooler, BlogTalkRadio (Lakewood, NJ)
Hosted by Jonathan Hall
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Online Publications

February 9, 2013
"BCAM Conversations: Chanda Chevannes, award-winning filmmaker and director of Living Downstream," BCAM Blog
By BCAM
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November 21, 2012
"Living Downstream," OnEarth
by Nicholas Kusnetz
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November 5, 2012
"FDL Movie Night: Living Downstream," Firedoglake
by Lisa Derrick
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October 29, 2012
"Without a Paddle," Rover Arts
by Leila Marshy
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October 25, 2012
"Cancer film to be screened Oct. 29," EMC Kanata
by Jake Cole
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October 17, 2012
"Sandra Steingraber's Living Downstream," Ecofeminist and Mothering Ruminations
Also posted to Tikkun and Ms. Blog
by Heidi Hutner
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October 14, 2012
"Review: 'Living Downstream,'" Examiner.com
by K. Lee
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July 17, 2012
"Live and let live downstream," it's Kim
by Kimberly Fisher
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June 14, 2012
"Letter to the editor: Film shows harm caused by chemicals," The Portland Press Herald
by Sophie Yang
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June 12, 2012
"Living Downstream," Seacoastgreenovation's Blog
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June 2, 2012
"Art, Environment and Activism: 5 Films to Change How You View the World," EcoSalon
by Anna Brones
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May 2, 2012
"The film 'Living Downstream''s message very clear," From Where I Sit
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April 30, 2012 
"'Living Downstream' a scary film worth watching," From Where I Sit
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April 22, 2012
"Sandra Steingraber, Living Downstream for Earth Week," Tech Verve LA
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April 17, 2012
"Film examines cancer survivor's quest to track carcinogens," Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly
by Frances Marion Platt
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October 26th, 2011
"Living Downstream: A Review," Mama Gone Green
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October 15th, 2011
"Environmentalist author discusses the dangers of chemicals and toxins: Living Downstream," Columbia News and Views
by Mary Ellen Graybill
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