Colorado River's reservoirs; McDonald's and Black capitalism

Colorado River's reservoirs; McDonald's and Black capitalism

By NPR

Here & Now Anytime

Thursday, 5 May

If the water level at the country's second-largest reservoir, Lake Powell, drops about another 30 feet, the Glen Canyon Dam will be unable to create hydroelectric power. Host Peter O'Dowd visited Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border and saw just how far the water has fallen. And, in the Civil Rights era, McDonald's worked with the federal government to encourage Black citizens to own franchises in their communities. Historian Marcia Chatelain joins us.
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