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Current Event August 12, 2014

Is Water a Basic Human Right? Water Shut Offs in Detroit Spark Protests


Detroit's water department is going after past due bills by shutting of thousands of customers who haven't paid their water bills. Residents are responding by protesting saying that water is a basic human right. And they are turning to the internet to find ways to illegally turn the water back on. Listen to this story to learn the impact of water shut-offs.

US History II Economics

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AIR DATE: 08/01/2014


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