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[Sidebar] The Canned Heat Wave of 1963

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Episode  ·  10:05  ·  May 20, 2024


There is quite a bit of disagreement regarding how to handle the results of our modern opioid epidemic. In Philadelphia, Mayor Cherelle Parker, amidst heavy criticism, "cleaned up" one of the largest encampments where people lived and used out in the open. This is not Philadelphia's first brush with a neighborhood overwhelmed by addiction. In 1963, 31 people mysteriously died all over Philadelphia's Skid Row neighborhood. You might find what and who was at fault surprising.Further reading: https://6abc.com/kensington-ave-homeless-encampment-clean-up-philadelphia/14776420/https://billypenn.com/2024/05/08/kensington-encampment-cleanup-reactions/https://ldi.upenn.edu/our-work/research-updates/the-origins-of-the-opioid-epidemic/https://hiddencityphila.org/2017/09/skid-row-deaths-of-1963-echoes-todays-opioid-crisis/Keep the conversation going on our Substack!(You don't need a Substack account to subscribe)Thank you to April Keez for the use of the songs "Misfit" and "Grow Up" from the Album Mountainview. Find her album on Bandcamp.Audio drop from: Opening music for Chevalier d'Eon Anime (because that apparently exists)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~www.DListersofHistory.comD Listers of History on ThreadsD Listers of History on TikTokD Listers of History on InstagramSupport us on Patreon!Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

10m 5s  ·  May 20, 2024

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