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The Freedom of Information Act is one of the primary tools that we as citizens have to hold our governments accountable. This week, we meet Jessie Higgins, the newest reporter at Charlottesville Tomorrow, and talk about why Albemarle County suspended its state-mandated deadlines for responding to FOIA records requests. Plus, we talk to pipeline activists from Buckingham County about the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and environmental racism.

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